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Hike the Homestead Trail

Austin, Texas

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

3.1 miles

Elevation Gain

157 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

An intermediate loop hike that features a beautiful waterfall within McKinney Falls State Park

The Homestead Loop hike is a 3.1 mile loop featuring the Lower Falls of McKinney Falls State Park. The hike is pretty intermediate and is mostly shaded. There are not many inclines. It is both dog- and kid-friendly. The trail does cross small streams, so be weary to bring water shoes/sandals. 

This is a great trail for nature spotting and for a nice hike. This hike is not handicap accessible.

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Features

Fitness
Chillin
Fishing
Mountain Biking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

We’ve done most of the trails in Austin and homestead was not one of our favorites, you can hear road noise the nearly whole time on the trail. Although McKinney falls was quite pretty the trail itself was underwhelming. There are a lot of people and there is an entrance fee, we will give it another shot and try other trails but we’d prefer St. Edward’s or one of the off leash areas.

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