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McKinney Falls State Park

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Kathleen And Nick
Kathleen And Nick
November 27, 2019
The closest state park to Austin proper. Just south of town. Really fun and kid/dog-friendly. There are inexpensive camping sites. The admission is $6/adult (free for kids 12 and under). Lots of leisurely hiking to be had.
Kristina
Kristina
November 17, 2019
5.6 miles. Every local knows it for its swimming hole, but the only state park in Austin’s borders is also a hiker's dream. The three-trail system lets you choose your own adventure. History buffs will enjoy taking the Homestead Trail, which takes you to the ruins of namesake Thomas McKinney’s stone…
Lacy
Lacy
November 06, 2019
Nearby and a nice hiking trail.
Matthew
Matthew
October 21, 2019
State park is pretty and has great views
Wyman
Wyman
October 18, 2019
lots of walking trails and a river going thru the park with a couple of small water falls.

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5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Austin, TX 78744
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