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Swimming Area Trail

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -121' -37 m
High: 900' 274 m
Low: 779' 237 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

A short trail to an area of the Pedernales River that is suitable for swimming.

Karl W

Features River/Creek · Swimming

Family Friendly This is a short descent to a popular swimming area.

Need to Know

Pedernales Falls State Park can close when it reaches capacity during nice weekends and holidays. Have a backup plan or be ready to wait.

Description

Swimming and tubing is only allowed south of the group campground due to private property along the northern/eastern edge of the river between the falls and the group campground. However, there are a few trails that lead to nice swimming areas - such as this one. This is a spring fed river so the water is very cold, which can be very refreshing during the Texas summer heat!

This trail begins from a decent sized parking area and descends about 120 feet along a wide gravely trail. When you reach the river edge you can wade in right away or continue a short ways down stream. The trail continues informally all the way to the 5.5-Mile Loop trail at Trammell's Crossing.

Remember you have to climb back up from the river.

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Land Manager: Texas State Parks

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Riverside trail
Apr 11, 2015 near Johnson…, TX
Hike up to the camp grounds from the river, possibly on an outlaw trail (as there are many)
Apr 11, 2015 near Johnson…, TX

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