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Onion Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.7 (6)

A paved multi-use trail past Upper McKinney Falls.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Loop

622' 190 m

High

501' 153 m

Low

141' 43 m

Up

142' 43 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy the opportunity to look at the falls and play near the water on this short trail.

The entrance fee is $6 for adults or free for those with a Texas State Parks Pass.

Description

This paved multi-use trail travels north from the parking area near Upper McKinney Falls before heading south through a lovely grove of trees paralleling Onion Creek. Further along, the trail circles around the campground prior to diving back into the woods.

Before returning to the start of the trail near Smith Visitor Center, hikers will pass the remains of an old horse trainer's cabin.

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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#435

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#19,730

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The falls just off the Onion Creek Trail right next to the visitor center.
Aug 31, 2017 near Austin, TX

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Mar 8, 2020
Jennifer Castilleja
Southern trail ALL paved 2.9mi — 2h 00m
Mar 8, 2020
John Conley
2.9mi — 2h 00m
Apr 19, 2019
Ashley Fetsch
3mi — 12h 58m
Dec 24, 2018
Nicolas Pagano
Jul 27, 2018
Courtney Hedlund
Jul 8, 2018
Teresa Chacon
Jul 25, 2017
Jill B
Apr 16, 2017
David Joiner
Completed Onion Creek Trail 3.4mi