Austin, Texas

Hike Rock Shelter Trail

0.9 Miles Total - 0 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The Rock Shelter Trail is a .7 mile hike in McKinney Falls State Park.

This trail is perfect for families and all skill levels. The trail allows dogs, and has a few unique caves to explore. In the spring, wildflowers are abundant. This hike meanders past natural rock formations that was historically used as a shelter by Native Americans. When the water is flowing, this is also a great swimming hole. 

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Hiking
Dog Friendly
Wildflowers

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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