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Hamilton Pool Preserve

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Address: 24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone Number:
+1 512-264-2740
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great walking/ hiking trail beautiful natural Pool

We enjoyed the hike but were unable to get into the pool due to the earlier rains. when it rains they close water contact due to bacteria and on hot days they have a limit on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bryan L
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the hike but were unable to get into the pool due to the earlier rains. when it rains they close water contact due to bacteria and on hot days they have a limit on the amount of people the let into the park

1 Thank Bryan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove an hour and half to get here from San Antonio Texas and I would it again to show off this TEXAS GEM. I was amazed of this awesome Creek and waterfall and pool. We couldn't go in the water due to high bacteria because of recent rains. But the hike and the views where great. You should call... More 

Thank Jairo D
Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hamilton Pool is very relaxing and great place to visit. We found it to be very relaxing and it seemed like all the visitors were there to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. It was also nice to see that other visitors respected the sanctity of the location by packing out what they took in so the pool area is unlettered, un-graphitied... More 

Thank Conrad1903
Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been wanting to see Hamilton Pool for so long and finally made it this month. It is so beautiful! No swimming was allowed and apparently this makes it clearer and less crowded for great photos. We swam in the Pedernales River nearby so that was fine.

2 Thank Dianne W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love the sound of a nice waterfall then you will really enjoy this place! The hike was an easy one but there are some steps if you choose to climb down to the waterfall. It is worth it to go down and walk all the way around the inside. You can take some amazing photos and leave all... More 

1 Thank Amy M
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up hearing about kids sneaking into this mans ranch to jump into something called Hamilton Pool. Fast forward 30+ years and I live about 10 miles down the street from what is now a Preserve. I took my family for the first time at the end of last season and it was beautiful. The reservation system worked flawlessly... More 

2 Thank MikeWJones
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular natural texas wonder. Plan to spend a few hours here. The hike is rather short and is well maintained. Prepare for crowds and make sure to have a reservation.

1 Thank Rhorhotang
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Beautiful photo op! We went in March. The water had a high bacteria level due to recent flooding I believe, so we were not able to get in it, but it was an awesome sight to behold and well worth the short hike.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this with my family (wife and two children ages 7 &12). It was a short hike and we were there. Really cool natural spring and waterfall. We weren't allowed to swim due to high bacteria levels (which has been an issue lately). No big deal for us though, as were didn't want to swim anyways really. We had... More 

1 Thank Scott S
Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great short hike that even active toddlers can handle. It was slightly longer during our hike because we had to walk back all around the pool, the tiny bridge that makes it a loop was closed. High bacteria during our visit but the park ranger said it should reopen for swimming in late Spring. Bring water it gets hot and... More 

1 Thank italian_in_NY

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