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Waterfalls, Woodlands and More at McKinney Falls State Park, Texas

Onion Creek's pools and waterfalls are the main attractions of McKinney Falls State Park, just a few miles from the center of Austin, Texas. That's not all the park has to offer though. Whether you are into hiking, camping, fishing or just enjoying the outdoors life, why not consider McKinney Falls State Park for your next family getaway?

Places to Stay Near to McKinney Falls State Park

House McKinney Falls State Park
Dec 10 - Dec 17
-89%
$1,212
$129 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Austin with Grill & Yard

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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House McKinney Falls State Park
Jan 24 - Jan 31
-49%
$409
$210 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Franklin Park with Yard

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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House McKinney Falls State Park
Jan 21 - Jan 28
-51%
$328
$161 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Franklin Park with Yard & Grill

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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Best Hiking Trails in McKinney Falls State Park

Best Hiking Trails in McKinney Falls State Park

McKinney Falls State Park offers a wide variety of hiking trails to suit walkers of varying levels of experience. Hera re a few of the best:

  • 1. Onion Creek Trail

    Covering the southern portion of the park, this 2.8 mile trail loops through the forest and returns to the Creek with its pools and waterfalls. Leave the car by the McKinney Falls State Park cabins, then choose to follow the trail either clockwise or counter-clockwise.

  • 2. Williamson Creek Trail

    This shorter trail is just over a mile long and takes walkers trough a quieter section of the park and past the most spectacular waterfalls in the area.

  • 3. Picnic Trail

    One of the park's shorter trails at around half a mile, this is a good option for families. There are plenty of distractions and stopping points along the way at picnic areas and playgrounds. The ends of this trail links with the start of other trails through the park, giving you the option to explore further if you wish.

Great Places to Stay Near McKinney Falls State Park

House McKinney Falls State Park
Jan 28 - Feb 4
-41%
$280
$166 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Franklin Park with Grill & Yard

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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House McKinney Falls State Park
Dec 1 - Dec 8
-67%
$484
$158 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Austin with Pool

5.0
Outstanding (5 ratings)
McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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Apartment McKinney Falls State Park
May 25 - Jun 1
$81 per night
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Beautiful Apartment in Austin with Yard, Grill & Pool

5.0
Outstanding (23 ratings)
McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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Best Family Activities in McKinney Falls State Park

Best Family Activities in McKinney Falls State Park

For families part of the appeal of McKinney Falls is its proximity to Austin. In addition to the McKinney Falls State Park cabins which are perfect for a weekend break, there is a further option of hotels near McKinney Falls State Park situated close to Austin airport or in the city itself. Basing your family close to the park provides plenty of opportunity to experience some of the park's more unusual family activities.

  • 1. Bouldering

    Bouldering is best described as horizontal climbing, trying to make your way across large slabs of rocks as best you can. It's a great introduction to climbing for kids and McKinney Falls has some of the best open air bouldering spaces in Austin. Pick up a map from the Park Office.

  • 2. Swimming

    Onion Creek offers safe swimming at most times of the year, perfect for cooling off on a hot Texas afternoon. What could be more fun than swimming underneath a waterfall? The water is shallow and flows slowly, so even the youngest members of the family can take part in this activity.

  • 3. Fishing

    You don't need a licence to fish in McKinney Falls State Park and there are plenty of great fishing spots along the shoreline of Onion Creek. You can expect to catch bass, catfish or sunfish, depending on your luck.

Top Lodging Near McKinney Falls State Park

House McKinney Falls State Park
Jan 21 - Jan 28
-52%
$529
$257 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Lovely House in Franklin Park with Yard, Grill & Pool

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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House McKinney Falls State Park
Jan 15 - Jan 22
-64%
$460
$164 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming House in Franklin Park with Grill & Yard

4.9
Outstanding (72 ratings)
McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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House McKinney Falls State Park
Jan 15 - Jan 22
-67%
$457
$150 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Springfield At Thaxton Road with Grill & Yard

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin, Texas, United States
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