Explore the most popular trails near Dripping Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Dripping Springs, Texas Map
11 days ago

My best friend and I came here during the week in the heat of the July summer. We were disappointed we were not able to swim, but the beauty of this place is worth exploring. The drive in from either Austin or Marble falls is peaceful with lots of scenery. The park attendants are friendly and informative.

If you have any health risks, I wouldn’t recommend this hike for you. Also, bring extra water in the hotter months.

Go for the pool, but don’t skip the hike!

Great hike. Short but just enough for an easy Sunday morning hike. Beautiful place!!! The only real challenge is the BIG hill. Get here early, they reach capacity quick and will not let anyone else in. $$entry fee!

So beautiful!! We went the day after thanksgiving and didn’t have a reservation. We waited in a car line for 20 minutes and it was more than worth it! If I could imagine a place where mermaids live, it would be Hamilton pool. So thankful we got to visit!! The hike is super easy and pretty heavily trafficked. I think most people don’t bring water which is a must do when hiking.

on Reimer's Ranch Trail

1 month ago

Great for a day hike, nice swimming near by, beautiful scenery. There are some areas with water, large boulders, and rock climbing as well. Love this park!

really nice view!

I know it seems Wierd, but it IS Austin, Travis County, Texas...but you MUST have a reservation.

Great hiking opportunity, a lot of boulders, I suggest some sort of gloves and watch out for poison ivy. But a fantastic, beautiful hike!!!

been here 3x ...what amazing place to see. during summer time you have to call or visit the website to reserve as its get busy so to control number of people for safety and preservation of such beautiful place!! I went there in January and you can just go no reservation needed but if you want to swim summer time for sure!

super short and easy hike. kid friendly. I brought my 2 an 5 year old. They have picnic tables by the parking lot. and the waterfall is great. It was only trickling when we went today but I can imagine when after a great rainfall❤ it's absolutely beautiful.

7 months ago

Liked rock climbing trail best so far. Lots to explore! Will definitely go back! Reasonable entry fee into park for day pass. $10, cash only!

super beautiful! Go during the fall and winter season so less people are there.

The hike to the pool is very short and very easy! We went on a cool foggy / drizzly day which made it perfect since there were few people going in! Took the the time to look up, look around and just take in the beauty! Also hiked down to the river. Most of the trail is easy with a few challenges. The rain made some of the rocks a little slick but just enough to make it fun! Again if there are not a lot people very quiet and serene.

8 months ago

The outside loop gives you some tough to find mileage, with a few opportunities to explore beyond the trail. Cool winter day is best, as there is little shade.

mountain biking
8 months ago

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

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

Really beautiful and easy path along a spring and old cypress trees. Ends at the pedernales river.

beautiful short hike, the pool site is amazing. the trail to the river is fun, with lots of view points. a good leg workout coming back. I would do it again ... spring time our fall.

there's a field full of buffalo directly above the waterfall, rain washes all of their poop into the pool, so you can rule out swimming. as you can see you can go down the trail the other way to the river which is cool but the park rangers are way strict about taking a step off the trail. Rangers here are pretty wack actually. I wouldnt go back here. I also would rate it as easy and not moderate

October is a nice time to go. You don’t need a reservation and didn’t have to wait long. Take a left and get a hike in before going for your swim.

A bit crowded and there is a wait to get in the parking area. Not too crowded at the actual pool which was nice.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Drove all he way out from Fort Hood just to be told I don't have a reservation and I couldn't enter. There was room in the parking lot and the lady at the front was beyond rude.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This was a breathtaking view down by the water once we reached it. We thought it was beautiful. It was worth the short hike.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Loved it although wish there was more shade

Friday, August 11, 2017

Drove all the way out and while the parking lot wasn't full and there was no cars in front or behind me I wasn't allowed in because I didn't have a "reservation." I asked if I could see the pool so I knew what to expect when I did have a reservation "nope". Seriously? "Yep"

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy hike, beautiful waterfall! The best time to go is after it has rained alot!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Monday, May 22, 2017

Great hiking spot, the scenery is beautiful.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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

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