Hamilton Pool Park Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Hamilton Pool Park Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dripping Springs, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Must see if you're in Austin. Hamilton Pool is breathtaking and the hike to the river was peaceful. $15 cash only fee to be paid at the entrance, or tickets can be bought in advance online for $16

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful! Pretty easy and short. Bummer we weren't able to get in due to high bacteria.

29 days ago

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

absolutely beautiful! trail goes down hill most of the way. towards the end there is a metal staircase that can get slippery, so use the railing.
it's a busy trail so he courteous and share the walking space.
wear good walking shoes, hiking boots not necessary.
bring CASH ONLY at the gate.
bring your camera!!! soo gorgeous.
we waited about 20 minutes to park on Monday afternoon.
PLEASE PACK YOUR TRASH OUT.

we carried our kids (1.5 yr old and 8 month old), doable. but easier with a carry pack.
a small blanket or beach towel would be nice if you want to have a seat and hang out for a few.
river trail was closed
no swimming when I went on 3/13/17

3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

cost 15 bucks, but the view and geology are worth it.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful place well worth the trip.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful water fall and pool. $26 to get in ($16 online and $15 cash only at entrance)
https://youtu.be/fNBkgUf1MTY.
I made the video.

hiking
8 months ago

Must see if you're in Austin. We made a special trip from Dallas and were not disappointed. Hamilton Pool is breathtaking and the hike to the river was peaceful.

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

so far waiting to get in the gate attendant was rude. hope the beauty of the tail makes up for it

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

The pool at the end is the payoff. The scenery along the trail is OK. The pool was closed to swimmers when we went, it gets shut down for safety at times. The pool and waterfall area is well worth the drive and meh hike. Local BBQ institution, the Salt Lick is on the way from Austin, highly recommended as a feed stop.

hiking
Friday, February 19, 2016