An impressive sight when Onion Creek is in flood

The falls, swollen with rain
The falls, swollen with rain
User: plectrudis - 9/5/2020

Location: McKinney Falls State Park

Rating: 3point5stars
Difficulty: 1point5stars  Solitude: 1point5stars
Miles Hiked: 3.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A


Hiked along the creek one muggy, overcast day in Sept.  It had rained recently, so the creek was high and the waterfalls were surprisingly loud and impressive.  At times like these, "creek" doesn't seem like quite the right word for Onion Creek.  The flora was also nicely lush and green, including trees growing out of natural tanks in the rock.  It's not a difficult trail, though a little rough, and it gets pretty crowded, so this is not the spot if you're looking for solitude.

Log Photos
The falls, swollen with rain
trees growing out of a flooded natural tank in the rock
Inland sea oats
Area around McKinney Falls State Park
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