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Activities include camping; picnicking; hiking; river swimming; tubing; wading; mountain biking; fishing; bird watching (checklist available); and horseback riding (Customers must bring their own horses and no overnight equestrian camping is allowed.) River recreation is in a limited area beginning at the Youth Group Camping area and down river to the park boundary.

Waterfalls were underwhelming. Short rocky trail.

Disappointed, mostly a gravel road. Did have an old stone cabin ruin, about 1 mile was a real trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Very easy trail, scenic, some wet spots, lots of off trails.
Moderate foot traffic on weeekend.

Falls were nice, very heavy traffic.

hiking
14 days ago

disappointed. except for 1 mile the trail is a gravel road. It did have the remains of a homesteader cabin and a couple springs.

Enjoyed it nothing to crazy nice easy trails.

fun, but super easy

Took this hike a long time ago but still remember the view of the falls at the end. Well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail can we a lot of fun, its easy to see it as a boring place but you need to explore and find all of the swimming holes.. ;)

even camping at a camp site and hiking to the rivers and ponds is worth the trip. Check out some of our videos here. https://youtu.be/6wEVmrBTh1M

This is quite an easy walk. Definitely can wear regular sneakers. Bring lots of water. There are a few nice views, and Jones Spring is a beautiful little stopping point. Really glad we did this in cooler weather; the trail is mostly unshaded, so I will avoid this in the summer! The first 2 miles or so are an old road, and as such quite wide and gravelly. This is more walking than hiking. We used Strava to capture as well: 7.9 miles!

hiking
1 month ago

Wide chat trail to an overlook of the river. Steps lead down from the overlook to the river where there are several beautiful rock formations. Very busy trail but worth braving the crowds.

This loop trail is rocky in parts but leads to a couple of nice views of the river valley and then an overlook deck for a small waterfall. There are some nice rock formations along the way. The map on this app is outdated as a portion of the trail on the app is no longer in use and will lead you through a campsite if you follow it. Just stay on the clearly worn trail and you’ll be fine.

Really easy hike for kids and when you get to the end of the loop, you can climb down onto some amazing rock formations and even to the beach. It’s great for exploring. If you go down to this area, you’ll need to help and keep an eye on kids. There are places where you could easily slip. I also almost stepped on a snake in the rocks. Whew!
If the weather is nice, you could spend hours here.

I hike/run at Pedernales State Park regularly to stay in backpacking shape and for overall conditioning. I noticed some people giving one star for the Wolf Mountain Trail because it is basically a dirt road without much shade. I intentionally stay off this trail as much as possible for the same reason. However, one star is too harsh for Wolf Mountain Trail in my opinion. Use the paper map or this app and try out the other trails like Juniper Ridge and Madrone if you want woods and shade. It’s not difficult to make your own loop using the map and avoid wolf mountain. These trails are more technical and beautiful at the same time.

hiking
3 months ago

We went in December and it was cold but with recent rains the falls were just beautiful!!

Great trail in the summer you can bike for miles upstream.

Easy walk, watch for snakes when hiking. View of river, falls is fantastic! Getting down in river bed for a close view of rock formations was well worth the effort. Saw an natural spring flowing out of the ground.

Worth it! Every inch! The walk and sweat was worth the view I love this park. Wasn’t crowded at all. You will love it ! A must go

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail but I prefer more of the wooded trails that are off the beaten path. I found a few while hiking but I would rather do the whole trail through the trees and not on gravel roads. It was fun and a very basic trail. The trail is about 10 feet wide most of the way until you get out towards the far end of the loop. Only saw lizards and birds nothing really interesting but still had fun.

8.96 miles completed.

Great directions and trail ratings!

hiking
6 months ago

The park is really pretty and it wasn’t super crowded so that was nice. This trail is nice and moderate but you gotta make sure you look for the signs Bc they are weirdly placed. Bring lots of water!

Nice walk through the rolling landscape of Hill Country. Really nice for Texas. After completing the hike, we went to Pedernales Falls for a quick dip in the cool water. We really enjoyed this retreat.

The trail won... could not complete the 7 miles of this. Went 2 miles in to the split and could not continue. Had to fight another 2 miles bike and almost passed out.
Pros: benches placed about every .25 miles. Hills that are great for training for harder trails.
Cons: no shade. Hills.
Do not attempt mid day in summer unless you are seriously acclimated to heat and hills. City girl couldn't complete.

hiking
7 months ago

My wife and I hiked this trail on a beautiful Texas spring day with our Aussie (on a leash). As many reviewers have said, the trail is a wide gravel road in most places with slight elevation gain. We took our time and enjoyed the air and views, especially at the top where we were able to see a pretty vista. Even in the spring it was hot and the trial is free from shade for the most part - bring plenty of water for you and your dog. This was a worthwhile hike and a great training opportunity for our pup. It was spring break so the park was pretty crowded and we encountered quite a few folks on the trail - not great if you're after solitude but fine otherwise.

More of a road than a trail. Terribly disappointing.

Highly recommend! We had a wonderful time exploring the park with our two dogs. Only some areas are open for swimming so please watch for signs. We hiked for a while then went to the swimming area to cool down. Beautiful park!

hiking
8 months ago

If the joy of a hike is inversely proportional to the number of people on the trail, then wolf mountain will be found lacking unless one starts at sunup. But the (over)popularity of this trail testifies to its walkability and proximity to other trails such as the juniper ridge and eastern boundary trails, landmarks such as jones spring and, of course, wolf mountain, and the primitive camping sites. As others so rightly observe, the trail is mostly in the open and the nicely-packed gravel of which much of the trail consists heats up under the Texas sun early in the day. The climb up wolf mountain is long enough to get a nice gain and the gravel can get thick and thus add to your cardio. But contrast this with the eastern boundary trail, which by my reckoning is just under a mile uphill over rocky, juniperized terrain with plenty of opportunities to be bushwhacked by an industrious feral hog. In sum, the eastern boundary, probably less traveled, is the more challenging. But scaling wolf mountain up its gravel side brings you to the majestic trip down its rocky, shaded side and into a forest valley with a narrow, meandering creek bed that in its total effect makes you feel as if you were hiking towards your hidden moonshine camp. Jones spring is the centerpiece of the trip; it is nestled inside a hefty rock formation not unlike an ancient Greek amphitheater. It is not too difficult to climb down into the pit of the spring for a close-up appreciation of the ferns who call this microcosm home. The aural and visual impact of the spring will vary depending on recent rainfall totals. Thus, most of the time the spring will be running light. Such is Texas. One thing not mentioned by other reviewers is that on the final two miles of your return you might ask yourself, 'Where in Hades did all these winding uphills come from?' It is the trail's way of keeping you from ending on a lazy note.

You need to get there early! It gets crowded fast.

awesome little trail, with good view at the end!!

Great views of the rocky river canyon with access to the springs and streams of water down below. Continue down from the overlook to the crystal clear waters and impressive views from within the canyon. The kids loved exploring the shallow water and netting minnows.

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