My friends and I decided to give McKinney Falls another chance. Maybe February just isn’t the best time to visit the park. After some much-needed rain and a different choice in trail I gained a new appreciation for the park. The wildflowers were blooming and it was nice and green.
We parked by the Smith Visitor Center and took the trail along the river, past the visitor center, and on to the rock shelter.
This massive tree was along the trail.
As you walk under the rock shelter used by the Native Americans so long ago take notice of the nests of spiders along the roof of the cave.
If you’re brave enough and the conditions are good take the path from the cave down to the river.
It is rather steep and slick so be careful. It was worth it for us though.
I’m glad we gave this park another chance. Hopefully some of the pending increase in funding from the legislature will make it to the other sections of the park.