McKinney Falls State Park Photos

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Onion Creek
Taken from Onion Creek Trail. (Photo by tjbustem)
Homestead Trail Bridge
This is a beautiful trail with plenty of scenery. (Photo by tjbustem)
Lower McKinney Falls
Lower McKinney Falls (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Waterfall
If you try to jump across Onion Creek you could end up sliding down here. Be careful! (Photo by Austin Explorer)
McKinney Homestead
McKinney Homestead (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
Most of the Homestead Trail is narrow and engulfed in trees and grasses. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Wildflowers
Wildflowers near the Homestead Trail (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Another Trail View
A friendly reminder to avoid walking on the vegetation. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Grist Mill Ruins
Little remains of McKinney's Flour Mill, washed away in a flood. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
The Onion Creek Trail can be enjoyed by hikers of all abilities. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Bluebonnets
McKinney Falls plays host to lots of wildflowers in the spring. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Shed
Mc Kinney Falls was a working ranch in the past. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Cabin
Only parts of the Horse Trainer Cabin's walls remain. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Upper McKinney Falls
Upper McKinney Falls (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Carved
Onion Creek has carved interesting patterns in the rock at Upper McKinney Falls. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trailhead
The trailhead begins a short distance from the Smith Visitor Center. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Bridge
Well built bridges provide a path across the few creeks along the trail. Note the trunk of the large Cypress on the right. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Rock Shelter
The trail passes under this old rock shelter that was used by Indians for perhaps hundreds of years. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Under the shelter
The Rock shelter overhang provides refreshing relief from the summer Sun. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Onion Creek
Recent rains during our visit had Onion Creek flowing more vigorously than normal in the middle of summer. Note the distinctive roots of the Cypress upstream spreading out at water's edge. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
The return path to the trailhead is just a stone's throw away from the creek. However, the mix of plants changes drastically, as evidenced by this pocket prairie, complete with grasses and cacti. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Onion Creek
Onion Creek (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Rock Face
Rock face along Onion Creek. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Pattern
The rock face has an interesting wavy pattern. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
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