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McKinney Falls State Park

Average Rating:    (1.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Creekside hike/bike path
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Latitude
30.180450821395706
Longitude
-97.73231506347656
Trail Directions
From Ben White, South on Burleson, right on McKinney Falls drive, right into the state park. Pay your entrance fee.
Trail Length
5 miles (approx)
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Austin
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 24, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rbeard ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Overall fun and great for beginners. Watch out for hikers and other cyclists. Lots of people. Some technical parts, some twisty flat areas. Almost all shaded. Must cross river at two points which can be sketchy after rains. It's possible to start behind the local high school--kind of nice. I suggest riding from South Austin into park--great workout.

Recommended Route:
We live near Ben White and 35, so we rode from home. On the way to the park are some street sections with no shoulder or bike lane, but once you get onto McKinney Falls Rd, great bike lane into park. Started mtn biking right down by entrance gate and ended there too.



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Review Date
April 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Wendy , from Austin

Summary:
We found the dirt trail across the rocks and started there. This trail is terrible--leave it to the hikers! It's a flat, simple trail that's good to haul ass on but that's it. I came around a corner, hit a stump(which was hidden by stickers & overgrowth) and biffed it pretty hard. For biking, It's not worth the $2 to get in.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
In Austin, ya can't beat Walnut Creek.



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Review Date
March 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dave , from Austin

Summary:
Short, just under 3 miles. Not real technical, the eastern part of the park could be a bit challenging for beginners. The internal twisty singletrack is my favorite. Smooth, twisty, push it 'til your tires start to break loose. Can do a lap in 15-20 minutes, fun to go out there and turn a handfull of laps. Even has a small bit of climbing as you leave the internal twisties.

Recommended Route:
clockwise



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Review Date
April 28, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: JenS , from Cedar Park

Summary:
Good for beginners, not technical at all. Watch out for hikers, dogs and people with strollers! It's not a real long loop but will work up a sweat if you ride it diligently. But be careful, you don't want to flatten the hikers. Oh and bring an extra tube, the mesquite thorns are barbaric, don't get raked across the face with one!

Recommended Route:
Park near the bathroom and ride both directions.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Town Lake



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Review Date
September 8, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rg1890 , from austin,Tx

Summary:
This is a paved hike-bike trail with a few hills in either direction. Only technical park was dodging walkers and their dogs. You could add this to the Homestead trail also at this park for a total workout using this loop to warm up or cool down. $2 a person to get into park.

Recommended Route:
I parked at building that has scenic over-look...then rode the loop counter clockwise.....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Zilker park hike & bike for the same easy ride.



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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)