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McKinney Falls State Park, Austin

(4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • I could imagine a longer visit than we had time for, as we only did the two short trails down to the waterfalls. They are not big, but are nonetheless impressive and well worth the visit. A normal wal...  more »
  • This park is near downtown Austin and is just beautiful. Many walking trails with river and water falls access, along with lots of picnic tables. The campsites were large and level, with trees, and ba...  more »
  • A nice hike along the water. Amazing when to the falls. We were there in January, not the time of year for greenery and to play in the water. But it was fun walking and seeing the falls.  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time hiking across this gorgeous state park! Jumping across the little water pools and sitting among the waterfalls while dipping your toes is complete bliss! Parking and finding the trails were not an issue and when we went the park was not as packed as we would have expected on a gorgeous weekend afternoon. It is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place so close the hustle and bustle of Austin. Whether you are a local or just visiting Austin, I highly recommend a visit here. It is a surprising and wonderful place to soothe your soul (or sole).
  • Worth the trip here! Bring water and enjoy the scenery. Has two waterfalls and a long trail. I really enjoyed it here! You can also swim in the water just be careful of some shallow areas.
  • 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 The park pamphlet has a rock climbing area listed, but they must be outdated.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.
  • Good park for a couple reasons. It has a nice paved 2.5+mile trail for stroller users and also has some good trails (5+mi altogether?) if you're brave enough to cross the lower falls. Over there are some interesting ruins as well.
  • When I went in late Fall, there were butterflies all along the the trail. Also, the Upper Falls is a great place to swimming. The water is refreshingly cold and deep enough to jump into at certain points.