Homestead Trail Loop
ElevationAscent: 156' 47 m
Descent: -156' -48 m
High: 587' 179 m
Low: 489' 149 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A super-popular loop on a multi-use trail rich in history.”— Eric Ashley
From there, head uphill past the remains of Thomas F. McKinney's homestead. The trail soon winds merrily through forestlands where you may observe some local wildlife. The furthest-north loop of this trail intersects with the Flint Rock Loop Trail before heading back past the Smith Picnic Table and the remains of one of the area's earliest gristmills.
From there, head back across the falls to return to the trailhead.
The park is also the site of a portion of the El Camino Real de Los Tejas.
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Land Manager: Texas State Parks