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McKinney Falls State Park, Austin

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3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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  • Interesting natural water formations. Waterfalls are extremely close to the parking area. There were lots of people on the park swimming, fishing and wading. Little shade so if you are walking in the ...  read more »
  • This is a nice place to visit. unfortunately the trail heads are not marked and you just have to ask people where to start, but they are very pretty once you find them. 
  • The falls are a special item. It's best to go after a good rain when the water is flowing but during the dry season you can walk across to the field of stone as I call it. Great hiking trails and bike...  read more »
  • NOT GOOD FOR ROCK CLIMBING!!! The routes are nonexistent, the paths below are full of brush, and the climbing areas are not maintained at all. The park pamphlet has a rock climbing area listed, but they must be outdated. I tried to ask for a partial refund, but was refused because of a 15 minute policy. I understand that, however, it takes 20 minutes to walk to the bouldering area from the nearest parking area. Unfortunately, I rented a crash pad for this occasion. Other than that, the park looks beautiful. The walking paths are pretty neat. And there is a vast number of swimming areas. If we came to this park for a different purpose, my review would have been different. I recommend the park staff either maintain the bouldering area or stop advertising that there is indeed a rock wall. Thank you for reading.
  • Great park to camp or hike or just have a lazy day. Has both easy and harder trails as well as water features for fishing, kayaking or swimming. Parking is always available and only $6 a car. The junior ranger program is also very nice.
  • Nice trails, super friendly and helpful Rangers. The water falls depend on rain to be flowing. Two good swimming holes. The only part I would say needs improvement would be widen some of the trails. Kind of tight in some places when you cross bikers going opposite directions.
  • It's so beautiful there. It was rainy, but we had taken an umbrella so, we were able to admire some of the beauty of the Lower Falls. I will definitely go back. Note: The rocks are a kinda slippery, make sure you take good tennis or hiking shoes to walk to the falls.
  • It's a great park, not a whole lot to do but the swimming holes(both upper and lower falls) are pretty awesome. The upper falls are perfect for diving, and the lower falls are perfect for swimming under the strong force of the waterfall. The campsites are nice and clean, washrooms and also clean, very friendly staff, but the trails aren't that great.
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