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McKinney Falls Home Stead Trail

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Home Stead Trail is a 3 mile loop. Pretty twisty, tight, and fast. One climb in either direction. This is a fun little beginer trail. Great place for a night ride.
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Latitude
30.182973454050952
Longitude
-97.72287368774414
Trail Directions
McKinney Falls State Park. Southeast Austin. Take 183 South to McKinney Falls Parkway. Park entrance on right about three miles.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Austin
   


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Review Date
September 26, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Bosshoss1979 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It's a fast trail and easy. There is one good climb. Could be better if the brush wasn't hanging over the trail right at eye level. Came around one corner and there was a rattle snake stretched out across the trail. Went around another corner and there was another rattle snake coiled up and hissing. It made for an interesting ride. It seems there is just too much brush and weeds over taking the trail. Without the snakes and weeds it would be better.



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Review Date
May 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: geekshow ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It all depends on what one looks for in a trail.

If you are looking for a lunchtime nooner or a quickie, you will find this trail appealing.

If you are going to drive to a location and want to ride in an area and not stray too far from the car, you will find this trail appealing.

I highly recommend the "back" entrance - not to avoid paying the entrance fee (which is illegal and qualifies you for the loser of the year award) - because it allows you to park within a few hundred feet of the trail - no trouncing through the park, walking through water wondering if you have finally found the path.

Recommended Route:
There are two ways to ride this trail - clockwise or counter-clockwise. Of course it is still the same trail, but each way yields a different experience. That is why this is such a good practice trail. Taking the counter-clockwise route, the the technical portion of this trail is uphill. Consequently, the workout is much more anerobic. Taking the trail clockwise, the technical portion of this trail is down hill and consquently one can approach it with more speed. So, depending upon what you need or want to accomplish with your workout, ride accordingly.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
...still looking



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Review Date
October 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: boulder97 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I went to this park to ride this trail over the summer. After getting over that volcanic rock and biking past some swimming holes, I made it to a campsite where the lady at the Park entrance said that trail began. I rode on a simple dirt path for a while and found a small hole in the woods so I jumped at it...big mistake. After feeling like I was in a jungle, I end up at some lake where people are fishing. Going back and not wanting to take the same route...I ride through the woods and have to hurl my bike over barbed wire to get back to where I hear the people swimming.

Recommended Route:
Look at the map VERY carefully before you start riding. I think there are two trails at this park and be sure you know where you are going

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Greenbelt



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Review Date
September 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jason , from Austin

Summary:
I like the climb and then the nice glide down

Recommended Route:
only one way



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Review Date
November 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Nick , from Austin, TX

Summary:
This trail is a excellent for bringing your wives or girlfriends on a ride to build there confidence. It might be slighty challenging for them, but they should be able to ride it. Thus when finishing, they think they're the greatest rider in the world. It's good stuff to see this.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Green Belt, City Park



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