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Onion Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer out and back
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 141' 43 m
Descent: -142' -43 m
High: 622' 190 m
Low: 501' 153 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

A paved multi-use trail past Upper McKinney Falls.

Eric Ashley

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

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

Runner Notes

The smooth surface and enjoyable scenery along this trail make it a great option for trail running. If you're so inclined, consider linking it with other trails in the area for a delightful loop.

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, runners will pass the remains of an old horse trainer's cabin.

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Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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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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