Wolf Mountain Trail

Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas

Elevation Gain1,101ft
Trailhead Elevation1,055ft
Elevation Min/Max907/1069ft
Elevation Start/End1055/1055ft

Wolf Mountain Trail

Wolf Mountain Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Blanco County, Texas. It is within Pedernales Falls State Park. It is 6.0 miles long and begins at 1,055 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,101 feet. The Headquarters Overlook viewpoint and the Headquarters ranger station are near the trailhead. The Jones Spring can be seen along the trail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin (Menasha Ridge Press)
Charlie Llewellin and Johnny Molloy
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"This trail explores the high country of Pedernales Falls State Park, where views, creeks, a spring, and a homesite await the trekker. The park, set in a swath of emerald green Hill Country just west of Dripping Springs, offers the nearest remote wilderness to Austin. The Wolf Mountain Trail also has a popular backcountry campsite. Water is available at the trailhead. Restrooms are available at the park office and near the camping area on the trail."
100 Classic Hikes in Texas (The Mountaineers Books)
E. Dan Klepper
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"The Texas Hill Country, a cave-riddled limestone uplift overlain by oak and juniper woodlands also known as the Edwards Plateau, provides the setting for Pedernales Falls State Park. This scenic region of Texas has traditionally been favored by both ranchers and biologists for its terraced, grass-covered landscape and abundant springfed creeks and rivers. While the Texas Hill Country is splendid any time of year, it really stands out during springtime wildflower blooms when millions of bluebonnets, paintbrush, bee balm, and firewheels blanket the countryside like woven tapestries."

Wolf Mountain Trail Trip Reports

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Let me preface all of the following by saying this was my first time on a bicycle in at least 10 years, and my main purpose was to grab geocaches. I was with a friend of mine who competes in Iron Man Competitions, and she averages @13-15 mph on an average day. I did not think I would make it all the way to Jonas Springs and I figured she would be frustrated with me not being able to keep up.

And while there were times she had to wait for me as I walked my bike up a few steep inclines, I did make it to Jonas Creek and back without too much trouble. We stayed on the main trail closest to the Primitive camping, evidently there is more technical terrain if you take one of the south forks, which we did not do.

Jonas Spring was beautiful, and well-worth the ride. The trail is wide and road-based, but there are little side trails going off here and there through the woods that were fun to connect up to. Looked like you could make your way down to some swimming holes on the creeks along the way.

After we were finished my GPSr said that we had done @9 miles in about 4 hours. I look forward to going back to camp at the primitive site, and hike/bike around the rest of the park.
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Very scenic park with surprisingly few visitors. Cliffs overlook lake travis. Several good spots to jump off into the lake including a 70 foot cliff right off the main road. The main trail cuts throught woods/brush in the center of the park, something to do while its cool out in the morning before heading to the lake.

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