As we headed home from Fredericksburg, Keltin and I wanted to get one good hike in and it made since to find a park on the way home. We decided to stop by Pedernales Falls State Park. This is a very popular park and we managed to get in just before the park was closed due to the parking lots being full. I suggest getting a “Save the Day” pass which allows you to enter the park during a specific time slot. The entrance fee is $6 per person over the age of 13.
We hiked the 5.5 mile loop trail. To get to this trail you have to go over Trammell’s Crossing. This is a low water crossing but the current is swift and was past our knees. If Bear had been with us we would have had to carry him across. Some how neither Keltin or I managed to get a good picture of the actual crossing but the area is beautiful and the water fairly clear.
The trail itself was beautiful and covered in flowers of all colors. We saw mostly reds and yellows with a few pinks, purples, and whites tossed in. The best part is the overlook and this is what most people hike to. The overlook is about 2 miles from the water crossing.
Keltin and I hiked the full 5.5 mile trail. The back portion is really nice an quiet because it is not nearly as popular as the hike to the overlook. Part of the trail runs along private property. If you are interested there is an extra spur trail that adds an additional mile to the 5.5 trail. We did not take it and it was a bit overgrown.
The main portion of this trail is well used and as such there are few sign posts but there are enough to keep you going in the right direction. If you do decide to hike this trail make sure to bring plenty of water. Pedernales is a state park that I would love to camp at in the future and there are a ton more trails that we have not gotten to explore yet.
Please remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints as you explore the wonder’s of nature. Save travels.
5 comments on “Texas: Pedernales Falls State Park”
I had never heard of this park but it looks really pretty. We have not looked into where we want to go in Texas yet. It’s such a huge state! I bet there are loads of neat things to see there 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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You are welcome! If you look at my Texas Category you can see a variety for things to do in Texas including some more state parks! I also have a train museum review coming soon.
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I’m going to look into that! Thanks!