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Pedernales Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (8)

A short trail along the edge of the Pedernales Falls with a beautiful scenic overlook.


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1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

942' 287 m

High

884' 270 m

Low

35' 11 m

Up

63' 19 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The trail itself is a gradual climb and can get crowded on holiday weekends but still enjoyable. Bring supplies as the nearest town is a good 20 minutes away. If you decide to go close to the river edge, be wary of the steep drops.

Description

On this trail you can look out over the dramatic landscape and unique geology of the rock canyon as the Pedernales River slowly carves through the bare rock.

This route starts close to a parking area and is part of the Pedernales Falls Trail System at the northern side of the park. It allows you to see the top portion of the Pedernales River with gradual climb to the top of the scenic overlook with a small trail to hike down to the edge if you are feeling adventurous. The trail has a few benches along the way for those who are just getting started with hiking, or who need a short rest along the way.

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

Shared By:

Yvonne Rodriguez

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Photos

Pedernales Falls from the scenic outlook.
Aug 11, 2016 near Johnson…, TX
Perdenales Falls overlook
Apr 11, 2015 near Johnson…, TX
Reflections in the pools formed around the limestone slabs of Pedernales Falls
Dec 2, 2017 near Johnson…, TX
Clear views of the main cascades from the lower viewpoint
Dec 2, 2017 near Johnson…, TX
Another angle at the scenic outlook
Aug 11, 2016 near Johnson…, TX

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Jul 6, 2019
Jeff Gunter
Apr 27, 2019
Kelly Thackeray
Mar 11, 2018
Jonny Guess
Jan 15, 2018
Lori Stafford
3.3mi
Nov 25, 2017
Cameron Bickert
Thanksgiving Hike.
Aug 18, 2017
Kestryll Ferguson
Walked falls - excellent view and traversing limestone rock formations. 2.1mi
Jul 15, 2017
Jacob Ciha
Apr 16, 2017
Geoff Starett
1.9mi