Mckinney Falls State Park

3.36 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Nice cruise through the woods, mixture of single track and jeep trail. One loop probably will not be enough to wear you out. The ride accross the top of the falls is pretty cool.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (14)

Bunny Hop

January 5, 2018
Beauchpe Bunny Hop  
Review: the main trail is just a paved sidewalk - okay for your children but not much of a mountain biking trail.

Getting across the river was too risky - maybe during a drought other trails may be make this worth a stop

Granny Gear

December 12, 2016
acee Granny Gear  
Review: Small park entrance fee

Bunny Hop

August 8, 2015
misterearl Bunny Hop  
Review: Well maintained, very fast and flowy. Adding the Flint Rock Loop adds 2.25 miles. The occasional gravely, steepish climb, but only enough to get your heart rate up for a few minutes. Most of the track is flat. Trail is very well marked, but getting past the falls if the river is high could be troublesome as there are limestone washouts and algae--plus you have to hunt and peck your way across the riverbed.

The trail is great for beginning riders looking to gain confidence, or intermediate riders looking to shake the rust off. Regardless, the ride is fun, if short, but if you're looking for hair-raising drops or technical work, this trail isn't going to do it for you.

On the plus side, I went on a day the park was really busy and saw only two other riders, and a couple of hikers This isn't anywhere near as over-ridden as Walnut Creek.

Similar Trail: Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park


June 21, 2015
rick417 Gnarly  
Review: Don't miss this trail! I enjoyed it despite the muddy/mucky conditions that kept clogging me up. Probably best to wait until trails are dry before using, but I have only a short time in Austin and had to go with what it was. On the plus side, I encountered very few people. You will have to cross the river. Signs for the preferred crossing point would have helped. The river was up, so I waded and pushed the bike. Once across, the trail is mostly well marked. I rode counter clockwise and upon returning to the old homestead place, I missed my turnoff and followed a service road up to a gate. Not bad if you want to climb. The descent cleaned the mud out of my tires. Also recommend the Flint trail. It was fun and would be better when dry. Back at the river, I laid the rental bike over and washed the mud off. Overall, I thought this was a great place to ride. Some challenging places, but mostly just good riding.

Similar Trail: Slaughter Creek


July 31, 2014
Review: Make sure to ride flint rock loop as well (it's open to bikes as well) there is also a open access trail that connects the upper and lower and barely used, pay $6 and have the trails to yourself most days


May 29, 2014
Review: Great cyclocross ride especially if you add the Flint Rock Loop...perfect for cyclocross bikes, a little underwhelming on a legit mountain bike

Granny Gear

June 5, 2009
PatnRob Granny Gear  
Review: Very hot during the summer months. This is a good trail on windy or cold days.

Similar Trail: Walnut creek

Bunny Hop

May 21, 2009
sdlard Bunny Hop  
Review: Nice and easy trails for beginners. Take it easy when you cross the creek for the Homestead trail though. I made it across no problem on my way to the trail, but took a nice spill on slippery rocks on my way back. It was a nice cool off though. The Homestead trail is really pretty flat but has a few minor climbs and easy going downhill cruises. Nothing I wouldn't allow my 6y/o to try. The other trail is Onion Creek bike and hike trail, and its Paved, need I say more? Ride easy enough just like when you were a kid having your parents taking you someplace safe.

* Review edited 5/20/2009


March 1, 2009
Review: Wife and I did both trails yesterday, (first time riders) and actually got in a maintenance road as well. Homestead is nice, with a cool downhill. The paved was ok as well. Going over the falls is way bumpy but fun.


December 14, 2008
Danmonson Gramcounter  
Review: beginner level trail. three miles and very flat but still enjoyable. Great place to take in some scenery or just see how fast you can bomb through an easy loop.

Mckinney Falls State Park MTB Trail 3.36 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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