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Pedernales Falls State Park

Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
+1 830-868-7304
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Great photo op

I went in hopes for some good hill country photos and did not disappoint. Short and easy hike down... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
Many Lessons Learned

I will definitely have to come back and explore this park more thoroughly in the future. For this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lo S
Arlington, Texas
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A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking, and off road bicycling.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (47 reviews)
“the river” (131 reviews)
“state park” (51 reviews)
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Box 450 RR 1, Johnson City, TX 78636-9801
+1 830-868-7304
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went in hopes for some good hill country photos and did not disappoint. Short and easy hike down to the falls and yes you walk and explore the falls themselves. Lots of good photos. The day we went was overcast. Even better. Not terribly...More

1  Thank tnickak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will definitely have to come back and explore this park more thoroughly in the future. For this trip, my friend and I decided to primitive camp (for the first time). We made several mistakes along the way which made for a pretty comical trip...More

3  Thank Lo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, we loved the river. It's a wonderful view. Next time we are going to try camping. We highly recommended it. Bring your own food because it's a long way to get there and there's nothing to buy, just drinks. Alcohol not allowed :(...More

2  Thank Ma G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful wild place in the TEXAS Hill country. Lots of hiking available and great picnic spot! You will be amazed at the waterfalls and river canyon!

1  Thank 597phyllisn
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Several hiking trails, including equestrian trail. Seldom crowded, these falls are not high in a traditional waterfall sense, but more like chutes to slid down when water is running. The water has cut several channels through the granite rocks for a fun, natural water slide....More

2  Thank S4136XSdavidb
Reviewed 11 May 2017

First...the park rangers and staff were exceptional...they were johnny on the spot cleaning up campsites when people left. The bicycle trails were a blast. Get a mountain bike and ride them...it was fun. Everyone out enjoying the pleasant weather: walking, riding bikes, jogging.It was so...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We hiked all day, mostly on the newish Juniper Trail (black on the map, not sure of the name). It was single file trail and through the park, it was beautiful. After the hiking ended, we relaxed in the river for a while to cool...More

2  Thank Kixstand7
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. We went for a weekend getaway but plan to return with the family. If you love to hike or walk through cold crystal clear water this is the perfect place. However, it would be difficult for ones with limited mobility...More

1  Thank carrief495
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to come and hike for a good price of $6. It is nothing too special, but there is some good scenery and places to relax in the shade on the rocks.

1  Thank William W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful, amazing! Loved it! Lived in Texas all my life & didn't realize this was here. Went on a sunny morning in April, lots of people & dogs. They do not allow swimming or wading at the Falls, but the park has camping & another...More

2  Thank milltravel59
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Hi!!! I'm going to spend one day in this park. Will there things to see in one day or the hikes are too long? Also, do I need to get a reservation to spend the day there (like Hamilton Pool)? Thank you so much :D
26 May 2017|
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Response from budzilla | Reviewed this property |
There are a few shorter hikes - the path to the Falls is not that long, and starts from a parking area at the trailhead. Trammel's Crossing and Twin Falls trails are also manageable at less than a mile one way each. If... More
Are dogs allowed & how many?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Carpediemsollasollew | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome on the trails. However, the Falls section is rougher terrain, with many boulders and rocks and can be difficult for smaller dogs.
Lo S
What should I know about primitive camping here? First time.
22 May 2017|
Response from Max H | Reviewed this property |
They have it. Prepare to do some hiking to best spots.