Looking for a great trail near Dripping Springs, Texas? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Barton Creek Greenbelt or McKinney Falls State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hamilton Pool Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Dripping Springs ranging from 0.6 to 4.4 miles and from 807 to 1,128 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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very fun, paved trails with creek access to shoreline hiking

requires a reservation for weekends up to November.

Very beautiful, right level of difficulty. Worth the drive!

Some of the prettiest views I’ve seen yet. Primitive trails were the best. Multi use trail was too easy. Swarms of bugs in the parking area but once on the trail they weren’t an issue. $10 entry fee.

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rocky
30 days ago

This was a great hike in the scorching Texas heat. The trail is rocky and technical in areas. Downhill most of the way to the pool. The pool wasn’t the color I expected due to time of year and the pool no longer being treated. The hike out was a little more difficult due to heat and humidity I think it was 103° the day we hiked. Just remember that it is up hill on the way back out.

I’m not sure if this app doesn’t work well but the Upper River Trail dead ended at a huge pile of boulders. I had to backtrack and find my way back to my car. Very frustrating

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rocky
1 month ago

This trail was an easy hike for the most part. My fiancé and I did a little bouldering on an optional part of the north end trail near the rock climbing walls that was challenging but definitely a lot of fun! There’s really only two things that could have been different that would have made this 5 stars. I wish there was more shade on the hike and bike portion of the trail. The mid September Texas sun was pretty unforgiving on that portion of the trail. And I wish that we had known there is a fee to get into the park before hand. They only take cash and the nearest gas station with an atm is 4 miles back the way you come in. By the way so all of you know that fee is $5 per person for hiking they have other prices depending on what you’re coming to the park to do. Overall I would definitely come home this trail again but I may just take the lower river trail and stay away from the hike and bike trail.

Probably one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve been on. Bring cash, $15 to get in, and take the primitive trails. The multi-purpose wasn’t very shaded.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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3 months ago

We hiked the green trail. Once we found the trailhead, it was a great hike. The Upper River Trail was gorgeous and a fun hike. Highly recommend

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rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

Very beautiful and very easy trail. Worth going for sure.

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4 months ago

Amazing place. Glad they reservations or it would be overcrowded. The hike to the river is worth doing to see the river and take a swim to cool off. The pool was beautiful with the waterfall. Nice path that allows you to go behind the falls.

Segway MiniPro- muddy in spots after it rained , but overall nice trails .

we had an amazing day there.There is river trail....and pool trail. Most of them go and chill at pool, its a very beautiful place. we are planning to book reservation for this again we were lucky the swimming opened just that saturday. Go early to get a spot and see the not disturbed water and fish if you want to see the clear water.

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bugs
5 months ago

Beautiful park with amazing river access. Will most definitely return. Wildflowers and butterflies everywhere !!

Beautiful. We went on a day in March where swimming was allowed. Too cold for us, but one man swam and we waded in to our knees. Make sure to reserve a spot ahead of time.

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bugs
no shade
5 months ago

I am a big lover of Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin, Tx. But this lovely Preserve got me even more. The amazing wildflowers, well maintained main trails (there is no way I was, ahem, trailblazing), various regions to explore were terrific. If you want fields of wildflowers? Check. Interesting paths with plaques of information regarding hill country flora and fauna? Check. An alternative to Hamilton pool? Check. An endless amount of trails for your mind to go “aaaaahhhh” and your feet to be very angry for a few days? Check. Rock climbing? Check. Good elevation hikes and gorgeous vistas? Check. The only downside was the amount of trails not on the map, but I like to venture out in no mans land anyway. The staff were incredibly helpful, even came around again to be sure I checked out the Kelly Prehn overlook to see the 10 story Cypress trees. It was a 70 minute drive to get there, completely worth it. I’ll be visiting again next week for Progue Canyon. ❤️

Hamilton Pool is other worldly. A short .25 mile trail in. Definitely a must see. you can swim there but must check ahead of time to see if its open for

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