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Wolf Mountain, Juniper Ridge and South Loop Equestrian Trail

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Pedernales Falls State Park

Wolf Mountain, Juniper Ridge and South Loop Equestrian Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Johnson City, Texas that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.6 mi Elevation gain 374 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

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Getting There

Texas State Parks are open for day use. Due to COVID-19 parks require reservations. You must reserve and print day passes before you arrive, wear a face mask, practice social distancing in the park, and limit groups to 5 or less. More info can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ Entrance Fees 13 years and older : $6 Daily Child 12 Years and Under: Free Weekends and holidays are very busy and parking can be difficult. People with camping reservations will be able to enter when parking lots are full.

(512) 389-8900

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.

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Brittany Kuhrt-McCorry
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Easy trail with no shade. When you get to the end of the trail rock climb down for a hidden oasis. You won't be disappointed. :) Be careful though it's VERY slippery!

patrick tuohy
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No well marked to to follow the trail. But a nice challenging hike.

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Spring Hike with Erin

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Jon Vaughn
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Hiking

Pretty cool area. Namesake of the state park. Worth the hike.

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Found the trail very average with little that would make it a special scenic area. But still a nice walk in the area.

Michael Fuller
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Enjoyed it nothing to crazy nice easy trails.

Jamie Zeigler
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fun, but super easy

River Rooney
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Hiking

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

Brian Jennings
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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.

Jena' Qualls
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Hiking

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

Joshua Eggar
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Mountain biking

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

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

Morgan Murchison
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Hiking

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.

Jesus Colunga
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Hiking

Great hiking spot, the scenery is beautiful.

Amnon Feiner
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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

Jim Harrell
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Hiking

Great place!

Yorleny Colmenarez
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amazing

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

Becky Bishop
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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.

Lynette Andres-Moore
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First to Review

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.

Crystal Senesac
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Doug Andrews
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Jordan Barton
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Brian Cox
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Steve Sargent
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Brian Weatherly
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Allison Scott
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Sue Gallag
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CJ Ximenez
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Emma Gamboa
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