Pedernales Falls Trail System

Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas

Elevation Gain64ft
Trailhead Elevation944ft
Elevation Min/Max882/944ft
Elevation Start/End944/944ft

Pedernales Falls Trail System

Pedernales Falls Trail System is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Blanco County, Texas. It is within Pedernales Falls State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 944 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 64 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms. The trail ends near Pedernales Falls Overlook and another viewpoint.

Pedernales Falls Trail System Professional Reviews and 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."

"This 4,860-acre park, bisected by the Pedernales River, is a hiker’s park with more than 20 miles of meandering trails, including the 8.2-mile Wolf Mountain Trail. Pedernales Falls extends for about 3 miles through a rugged and picturesque gorge at the northern edge of the park. Swimming and tubing are permitted only below the falls. The park can be busy on weekends and holidays.

Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Canyon Wren, Canyon Towhee, Rufous-crowned and Black-throated Sparrows, and Lesser Goldfinch are present year-round. Common Poorwill, Chuck-will’s-widow, Vermilion and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, Golden-cheeked Warbler, Indigo and Painted Buntings, Dickcissel, and Cassin’s Sparrow occur in summer. Grasshopper, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can often be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Pedernales Falls Trail System Reviews

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I took my family wife and two girls 8 and 5 for the partial week. We tent camped on a elect. and water site. Each site had a picnic table and sand tent pad. The Latrines are spotless. The trails are mild and family oriented. I have been there twice in five years both times it has rained one day of a 4 day stay. Deer roam, birds alover, and in the spring the river runs fast. This stay the temps were 75 day and 45 night. Bring your own wood to the site. They do sell it 4.00 a bundle and ice as well. town is max 20 minutes each direction. Dripping springs is the better of the two towns.
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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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Nov 2018