Wolf Mountain Trail

MODERATE 133 reviews

Wolf Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Johnson City, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Johnson City , TX: Traveling 9 miles east of on FM 2766 or by traveling west of Austin for 32 miles on US Highway 290, then north on FM 3232 for 6 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views here and there! Would suggest more signage though! Walked 10.3 miles. Really no water other than the baby springs.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is basically a fire road for most of the mileage. There are short portions that are more Trail like. It was a great walk that measured 7.8 Miles on my gps. Temperatures were in the mid 50’s with a slight breeze and sunny. Wonderful day for a hike.

hiking
2 months ago

We love hiking Pedernales often throughout the year, we just completed Wolf Mountain a couple weeks ago. The Pedernales State Park has the trail as “challenging” with steep climbs and inclined but it was a great trail and I definitely plan to go again. Not much water during this time with one bathroom on the trail. Wet wide trail or basically a un-maintenanced road for a good portion of the trail then it becomes narrow and challenging.

We stopped to view a cool spring and noticed a small herd of wild pigs in a distance as well as many signs of them on several areas of the trails especially near creek beds so I only suggest keeping an eye for their activity during anytime of day. Such amazing views definitely worth the hike up!

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty hike! lots of cool springs and pools along the way. A couple of overlooks. No good view of the falls though.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike overall. Extremely great views. Easy going trail and lots of people.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice wide trail through shrubby brush. Definitely got my workout in through distance not so much through elevation change.

hiking
3 months ago

Just to make it clear up front, you're not going to see much water on this trail. There's one small spring and a few dry creeks, but any pictures you set of waterfalls or rock hopping are probably from the actual Pedernales Falls to the north.

This was a fine, very easy hike. Wide trails and not much elevation change. Not many views, just a lot of brush and short trees. Seems like it'd be good for mountain bikers and trail runners. As a hike it was solid but unspectacular.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s okay! I got my exercise but the trail is more wide and out in the open. I wish there was more shade. And don’t forget, it $6 a person to get in. I completely didn’t know until I got there.

hiking
5 months ago

most of this is through scrubby forest, but there are some nice vistas overlooking the river.

hiking
7 months ago

I visited the park some years ago and really enjoyed the Hill Country views from the trail as well as creek/river overlooks.

backpacking
8 months ago

It was a great trail very well maintained!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful landscape but not a lot of shade once it hits about noon. Pack plenty of water.

backpacking
10 months ago

Easy trail with an awesome swimming hole located just past Bee Creek.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nice trail, not special though, mostly gravel road, might be better for biking, clean, quite, little shade, nice but not a destination.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

over 3/4 of the trail was a gravel road. very disappointed

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

Great trail close enough to Austin but far enough from huge crowds. Lots of neat stuff to see along the way.

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

First part of the trail is a road with the second part being a true trail. The best part of the trail is by Jones Spring and along the bluffs overlooking the river.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

several miles of this trail are packed gravel. the trail is very wide during these sections and therefore provide very little tree coverage. once you get past this section on the out, it becomes much more winding, tree-covered single track, and worth trekking through the rest! the trail isn't always the best marked but if you have a paper map with you, you should be OK since you may not get coverage.

Monday, April 18, 2016

awesome place. definitely check out arrow head pool!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

amazing ride! you could spend days on the trails my wife and I are going back soon back soon!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Amazing view great workout

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Beautiful park! The falls are amazing just be careful because the falls trail will flash flood quickly if it has raining prior. Our dog loved it!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stunning view of the waterfalls and challenging trails. There are multiple springs you can hike trails to and go swimming.

hiking
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Amazing place. Busy during summer but still worth the trip.

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Really busy unless you go early. the falls area is pretty but the rest is average.

trail running
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great trail, mostly double track with some nice wooded single track in the back. Went on a Thursday morning and didn't see anybody else.

camping
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Went camping here with some friends. The falls are really awesome place to visit right after it rains due to the streaming water. This was our first time camping and it was well worth it. Something of the amenities that you can have easy access to are hot showers (totally made the trip worth it), firewood, fire starters, electric port (not available in the primitive campsites), water, and much more. Must visit the falls, the swimming area, and also the scenic outposts.

Remember to stock up before camping, Good Luck!

hiking
Thursday, April 09, 2015

I have yet to do the Wolf Mountain Trail, the 7.4 mile loop. However, I took my dog to the falls and it's beautiful! I will definitely be coming back to hike the loop. The twin falls is very small, and you can only see it from above. I took my dog with some friends to the other falls, and we had lunch there. A great place to bring your family. Hiking is not difficult, and it's dog friendly.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 08, 2015

Awesome trail I does cost to get in though.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Great afternoon hike... Take water and a snack.

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