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Pedernales Falls State Park

RR 1 Box 450, Johnson City, TX 78636
830-868-7304
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Camping
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Owner description: A 5,212-acre park that offers six miles of river frontage for camping, horseback riding, hiking, and off road bicycling.
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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Nice place to hike. Several short trails to see the falls and river. Also a couple long trails available if you want to do more hiking.

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HOUSTON
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pedernales Falls State Park has the beauty of National Park. The water carved limestone canyon creates a unique and interesting landscape. In the middle of the falls, there is a limestone dam that creates a lake. A small break allows the water to cascade down in a serene way. Further down the falls, there are slot canyon like structures that... More

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Fallston, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful state park and is worth the visit if you are in the area of Johnson City. Even if only planning to visit the two main falls, it is only about ¼-mile trek to the view site on a wide, flat, gravel path. We liked that there are stairs that you can take down onto the falls... More

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Alameda
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a good walk around the falls area but because of the prolonged drought there was just the odd puddle.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is so interesting to be able to walk across the river on the large stones. The whole area is beautiful.

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Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Spent a hot day along the banks of the Pedernales. Our visit visit was in the middle of the week. Basically we had the area to ourselves. "Swimming" area is a short but steep hike from picnic area. Hike will probably discourage folks who want to cart picnic supplies, coolers, etc. from parking area to river. But delightful area.

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Edinburg, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Was a stop on a road trip highlighted in Thunder Roads -Texas Magazine ,July 2014 edition, entitled Devil's backbone. The landscapes are beautiful and the roads in the park are well maintained. Restrooms are clean and water fountains are also available at each area. Spectacular views from the headquarter office. Amazing views and hiking at the Pedernales Falls Overlook point,... More

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Louisiana
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65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My cousins and I went to watch the sunset from the Pedernales Falls overlook. The walk to the overlook was much easier than the Hamilton Pool walk; wending through cedar groves, fragrant and lush, yet surreal and peaceful. We couldn't see the sunset because of the trees, but it made me concentrate on the falls; which we couldn't see because... More

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Buda, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have travelled many parks in the Texas State Parks system. Always wanted to go to Pedernales Falls after hearing good things. We travelled from Austin to the park quickly and easily. It was a rainy weekend and the park was still quite full. We had reservations for Friday/Saturday. Arrived Friday at 2pm and had many open choices. Settled on... More

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Senior Contributor
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The views from the park were beautiful. We got a campsite and then went to the river to swim. It was a tough hike down to the river. I'm not sure if we took the wrong trail or what... Once we got down there it was difficult to get in also. Once we were in we enjoyed it except for... More

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