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Pedernales Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (9)

A short trail along the edge of the Pedernales Falls with a beautiful scenic overlook.


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1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

99%

Runnable

942' 287 m

High

884' 270 m

Low

35' 11 m

Up

63' 19 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The trail itself is a gradual climb and can get crowded on holiday weekends but still enjoyable. Bring supplies as the nearest town is a good 20 minutes away. If you decide to go close to the river edge, be wary of the steep drops.

Description

On this trail you can look out over the dramatic landscape and unique geology of the rock canyon as the Pedernales River slowly carves through the bare rock.

This route starts close to a parking area and is part of the Pedernales Falls Trail System at the northern side of the park. It allows you to see the top portion of the Pedernales River with gradual climb to the top of the scenic overlook with a small trail to run down to the edge if you are feeling adventurous. The trail has a few benches along the way for those who are just getting started with running, or who need a short rest along the way.

Contacts

Land Manager: Texas State Parks

Shared By:

Yvonne Rodriguez

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  4.1 from 9 votes

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Photos

Pedernales Falls from the scenic outlook.
Aug 11, 2016 near Johnson…, TX
Reflections in the pools formed around the limestone slabs of Pedernales Falls
Dec 2, 2017 near Johnson…, TX
Clear views of the main cascades from the lower viewpoint
Dec 2, 2017 near Johnson…, TX
Another angle at the scenic outlook
Aug 11, 2016 near Johnson…, TX
Perdenales Falls overlook
Apr 11, 2015 near Johnson…, TX

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May 24, 2017
Meghann Ysasi
Beautiful river