Pedernales Falls

Austin, Texas

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About 40 miles west of Austin. An easy day hike through the undeveloped Hill Country of Pedernales Falls State Park. Special Attractions: Hill Country river.
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by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

About 40 miles west of Austin. An easy day hike through the undeveloped Hill Country of Pedernales Falls State Park. Special Attractions: Hill Country river.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Austin
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 260 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: All year
Local Contacts: Pedernales Falls State Park 830-868-7304
Local Maps: Pedernales Falls State Park hikers map, Hammetts Crossing USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Pedernales Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

3/26/2004
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There are too many great hikes in this park to know where to begin. It's best explored off the beaten path and near enough to the river to find cliffs, creeks and springs. My favorite hike involves parking in the primitive camping parking lot, then heading off in the direction of the river, steering clear of the Twin Falls protected area. It's best if you hit Bee Creek just upstream from this area, then rock-hop up the creek, exploring the numerous pools and cliffs that line the narrowing canyon. As you near the Wolf Mountain trail, you'll find a series of deep, clear pools cut out of the rock streambed that make natural jacuzzis. I've never tried one out, but will some day. This area is also dotted with numerous springs which flow from holes in creek bank.



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May 2018