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McKinney Falls State Park

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McKinney Falls State Park

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5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744-6200
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Ivan wrote a review Oct 20
Angleton, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
First off... The drive was not to bad from the Houston area. Although we camp often, we had not visited McKinney Falls. There where two falls. Upper and Lower. If I remember correctly, the upper falls was more of a pool like swiming hole with warm water. The water was clear and enjoyable. The cool thing about the upper fall was that you could easily access a cliff about 10 ft where everyone was jumping from. The other fall, lower, was a much longer walk on cool looking smooth rock that was very hot, so wear proper foot gear. It also had a pull and you could jump in but was much more of a challenge to get up to the jumping area. For someome like me after a few jumps I got tired of making the journey just to jump of a smaller cliff. Good place to visit for a quick getaway.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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wacotom wrote a review Oct 18
Leander, Texas1,057 contributions323 helpful votes
What a pleasant surprise. With the Covid problems we have had to redo our travel plans substantially so we decided to visit Texas State Parks within reasonable driving distance from Austin not expecting to find this gem so close by. We combined three trails the Homestead, Flint Rock and Williamson Trails to make a rather long trail. Although listed as moderate trails we thought they were closer to easy trails just the total length when we combined everything made for a god day's hike. All trails were clearly marked and a lot of the way they were wide and flat. My phone GPS said we had about a 200 foot total change in elevation for the whole walk. The three trails combined ended up making about a 6.5 mile hike. Be sure to take water and we also brought a couple pieces of fruit so we stopped to have a snack along the way, no picnic tables on the trail so pull up a coinvent log or stump A few nice views of Onion Creek which was very low while we were here. The falls were really about nothing as well but during the rainy season you will need to ford the creek to get to the paths. In October when we were here you could just step across rocks to get to the hiking trails. We have every expectation to return for more hiking.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Robert A wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions6 helpful votes
I second the review below mine from June of 2020. Officer Wallace needs training in bias towards people. While the person below me had an uncomfortable encounter with him for race, we had a very unfortunate encounter with him due to sexuality. To the point of him questioning our status as a family because we were both men. It was horrible and in extremely poor taste. This man is a walking HR nightmare and I would be shocked if they didn’t get slapped with a lawsuit if officer Wallace doesn’t take some classes on bias and stereotyping and treating people better. The park was fine. The website for the park doesn’t explain things entirely which I feel they could improve, for example, the no dogs in water which is really the #1 reason people camp here with their pups. Leaving a review because of officer Wallace that is for sure.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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John S. wrote a review Jun 2020
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Too much litter and the water is murky. The park is also teeming with state police who will make you feel uncomfortable - especially officer Wallace who will racially profile you unless you're white. Do not bring your families here.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Drake407 wrote a review Jun 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia88 contributions31 helpful votes
We rented a cabin in the park. Cabin was clean, roomy and had great AC (almost froze us out at night!) Both falls are pretty. Lower falls is easier to play in and jump off of. Several levels of hiking/biking trails. Park was very clean and staff was very friendly. Not a dog friendly park.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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