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Pedernales Falls State Park

Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
+1 830-868-7304
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Beautiful park!

Many different, pretty options to choose in this park ... hiking trails and a swimming area. This... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richmond, Texas

A great place to take kids to experience playing in a river. There are also at least one creek we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
detroit, texas
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A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking, and off road bicycling.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (48 reviews)
“the river” (134 reviews)
“state park” (52 reviews)
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Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
+1 830-868-7304
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Many different, pretty options to choose in this park ... hiking trails and a swimming area. This past weekend we only went to the swimming hole - the water level was high, but not too fast. Our boys loved swimming and floating around. The hidden...More

Thank RachelMG1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take kids to experience playing in a river. There are also at least one creek we found with water deep enough to jump in. Wear shoes that will stay on better than flip flops. Old tennis shoes would be great. You...More

Thank texasdetroit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pedernales Fall trail was beautiful and so was the swimming area. The swimming area got busy, but it was still a good time. We hiked Jones Spring and Wolf trails. The weren't as difficult as anticipated, but there wasn't much shared....be prepared!

Thank mbal499
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We combined a Pedernales Falls afternoon trip with the Hamilton Pool in the morning. I didn't have high expectations, but it was fantastic. The kids could have climbed the rocks all day, and when they finally started to get tired and hot, we drove over...More

2  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Pedernales Falls is beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. The water is clear blue and everywhere you look is good for a picture. We hiked about one mile up away from the hustle and bustle and although there is no swimming allowed we actually...More

Thank siracides3321
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We visited here in April and really enjoyed the hike to the falls. Very easy short hike but you can do a little rock scrambling to get a bit further in toward the falls. Lovely place to spend a couple hours.

Thank AnnieJ52
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Absolutely the quintessential natural swimming hole experience in central Texas, and some of the best scenery in the Texas hill country. $6 per person will get you in to all kinds of scenic views and refreshing swims along the Pedernales river. There are plenty of...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We took our granddaughter here for a day, and she had a blast! We did some of the little hikes, explored the falls, and played in the river. She, we and our little dog all had a ball. A very clean and well maintained park....More

Thank Phoebe729
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to just relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, this is the place to be. Crystal clear waters, lush vegetation and beautiful landscape all in one place! If you want to swim at the river, be prepared for a lot of walking....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the park, the trails and time on the rocks at the falls. Water was relatively low but still had a good time traversing the rocks a waterway to the falls. It was a very hot day when we visited and did so in...More

Thank mini6322
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22 July 2017|
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Response from DKinaustin | Reviewed this property |
When driving from the check in( rangers station),drive down the road, like your going to the Falls,take a right at the sign that says Swim area,drive down that road till the very end and park, trail is by the bathroom, maybe... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from budzilla | Reviewed this property |
There are a few shorter hikes - the path to the Falls is not that long, and starts from a parking area at the trailhead. Trammel's Crossing and Twin Falls trails are also manageable at less than a mile one way each. If... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from Carpediemsollasollew | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome on the trails. However, the Falls section is rougher terrain, with many boulders and rocks and can be difficult for smaller dogs.

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