Pedernales Falls Loop

MODERATE 16 reviews

Pedernales Falls Loop is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dripping Springs, Texas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.2 miles
413 feet

dogs on leash


The park may be reached by traveling 9 miles east of Johnson City on FM 2766 or by traveling west of Austin for 32 miles on U.S. Highway 290, and then north on FM 3232 for 6 miles.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Great technical trails that provide some nice views and challenging climbs.

18 days ago

Endlessly fascinating in terms of geology and ecology. Great place for exploration.

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5 months ago

Not challenging, but definitely worth a visit for the unique environment. Love this place. Took our GSD and let her wade around in some of the more shallow, slower-flow areas of the river. Bring lots of water. Can get a little bit crowded depending on time of day and year.

6 months ago

Great hiking spot, the scenery is beautiful.

11 months ago

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

I must be missing something. The work trail was boring to death, the falls we very short walk with no swimming allowed and private property on the the other side.
We hiked much nicer trails in TX, so may may be we were off this time

Monday, July 04, 2016

Great place!

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Absolutely worth it. The back trails near the primitive camping spots are a million times better than the overfilled popular falls part.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

What a geological gem. The water, when flowing, rushes down a series of gradual falls, not steep falls. There are many areas where the water pools into holes. Many boulders dot the waters, so you have many places to explore. I like to imagine being here 150 years ago, must've been ah-mazing.

There are lots of trails to choose from, as well as sandy beaches to lounge on. Bring sturdy shoes, of course, as many of the trails are rocky. After a lengthy hike, the next few days my quads hurt from scrambling up all of the boulders. It's a great place to explore, breathe, rejuvenate.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Beware, this trail is not where it shows on the map but in Pedernales State park. It is actually 5.5 miles as you have to hike to the start of the trail. Nice river to cross. Some mild hills to climb. Both sun and shaded areas. It is near campsite 33. Great hike overall. Tons of other trails in the park.