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McKinney Falls State Park

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Great escape on the way home

Beautiful state park with lots of wildlife. The male deer were almost ready for rut with their new... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, United States
Beautiful place to truly enjoy nature

Hiking in McKinney falls was relaxing and energizing. There are plenty of trails to choose from... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Omaha, Nebraska
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This tranquil, 641-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, mountain biking and hiking.
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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
+1 512-243-1643
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places we have been meaning to visit, but somehow never got around to exploring. After a few rainy days, seeing the sun, was the incentive we needed to visit. Cannot believe we took so long to get there. We did...More

Thank petraAbuDhabi_Uae
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful state park with lots of wildlife. The male deer were almost ready for rut with their new antlers. Lots of great birds to view. The falls were OK but not spectacular. Great place to picinic or possibly a photographer's special place.

Thank S8717GUdeborahr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went and did some hiking. It was so pretty this time of the year. Nice and relaxing not strenuous. If you are in Austin, why not?

Thank kelliekimareno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some friends and I traveled here and hiked for a day over Labor Day weekend. It had been raining on and off and appeared to be a good time to visit, because the park wasn't too crowded. We opted not to get into the water...More

Thank Lo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed during the week with rainy days in our RV. Water and electric only, no sewer connections. Beautiful green park with the Onion Creek / McKinney Falls running through it. People swim and play during the warmer months. Park rangers super nice. Gates are locked...More

Thank g8tortravel
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Hiking in McKinney falls was relaxing and energizing. There are plenty of trails to choose from, most of them are an easy hike. The upper falls and lower falls are both really pretty. I went during a very wet season and there was a decent...More

Thank shesavesshetravels
Reviewed 9 October 2018

When you think of Texas normally you think of dry, horses and like a old western. But when you come to visit Austin it is anything but dry. Mckinney Falls is great place to beat the heat and go for a swim also can be...More

1  Thank cmassie22
Reviewed 5 October 2018

McKinney Falls State Park is a surprising oasis almost right in Austin. The waterfalls are on Onion Creek (wild onions everywhere) and are usually impressive except during really dry spells of weather. Lots of shallow swimming holes for younger kids and really nice hiking trails....More

1  Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting in the summer, it is way too hot for little kids even at 9:30 in the morning! We liked the upper falls area, though!

1  Thank Basudhara S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Totally beautiful area to visit and hike around. There are many different trail types to hike on, and enough information about each to help you decide which to travel. The senery is peaceful, and a few places have running water flowing past, with bridges to...More

Thank katamount
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Isabel M | Reviewed this property |
But the waterfall is pretty deep... I would say at least 7 ft, idk but I guess it depends on how dry the season is
Palav D
27 June 2018|
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Response from Isabel M | Reviewed this property |
Mmmmm, depends on the weather. We just had tons of rain so it might be nice.
Spencer L
8 June 2018|
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Response from Monica E | Reviewed this property |
The area I saw wa flowing so I think you should be ok.