Pedernales Falls

Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls

Summary of our trip experience

We spent 4 nights at Pedernales Falls State Park in the spring of 2010 and really enjoyed the time.  You could keep yourself busy here for a few days and I highly recommend a camping trip here or a visit to the falls.  Keep reading below for our recommend itineraries and advice on planning your trip.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through our Contact Page.

Recommended Itineraries

Below are 3 Day and 1 Day recommended itineraries for your visit to Pedernales Falls State Park, based on my family’s 5 day visit to Pedernales Falls State Park.

3 Day Itinerary

Day 1

  1. Hike down to Pedernales Falls
    • Also hike around on the Pedernales Falls Trail System
  2. Hike Twin Falls Nature Trail
    • Go down the spur that takes you to the platform that overlooks Twin Falls.
  3. Hike Warfle’s Trail
    • Go a very short ways southeast down the creek bed and you will find an old settler’s rock wall.

Day 2

  1. Hike or Bike the 5.5 Mile Loop Trail on the other side of the river
    • This requires crossing the river at Trammell’s crossing, so you’ll need to watch the weather as the water will get high from rain storms and the river area is subject to flash flooding.

Day 3

  1. Hike or Bike the Wolf Mountain Trail Area

If you have additional days or time, add this:

  1. Take a drive over to Enchanted Rock and hike to the top
  2. Hike or Bike Juniper Trail
  3. Add short walks down to the river at Trammell’s crossing or Swimming Beach area and relax
  4. Spend more time hiking around the Pedernales Falls area
  5. Spend more time mountain biking

If You Only Have 1 Day

  1. Spend the day at Pedernales Falls area and trail
  2. If you are a mountain biker, you could add some trail riding in as well

General Advice

Take the time to relax around the falls area.  It is really nice and I enjoyed walking around on the rocks.  You could pack a picnic and spend a lot of time at the falls area.  Sometimes we are on power vacations and don’t take the time to just sit and relax and this is a great place to do so.  Also, ask around about the history and some people will give you some insight into the rock walls and remnants of the old settlers cabin so you don’t miss out on seeing a part of the lands history.

Kids

There wasn’t really a kids area, but the campsites had a lot of spacing making it real nice for the kids.  Plus, there are some really nice short hikes that make it really easy to get the kids out on a hike while seeing some nice things at the same time to keep their interest.

Average Temperatures

Weather Channel

 

Camping

There are a mix of campsites to choose from and most seemed to be spaced out well.  Many were back in with your picnic area back in the woods.  It was a nice place to camp.

Trip Reports

My Trip Report – Coming Soon

Campground Reviews

My Campground Review – Pedernales Falls State Park

Links

Caddo Lake State Park – www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls