The Lone Star State is full of mesmerizing natural wonders, both aboveground and beneath the surface. We’ve put together a road trip that features the best of both worlds, stopping at some of the most awe-inspiring caves and waterfalls Texas has to offer.

Click here for the Google Map that will help you navigate from place to place as you explore these magnificent Texas caves and waterfalls. Before you hop in your car to begin the trip, be sure to check out our ultimate road trip packing list to make trip preparations a breeze!

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How many of these epic caves and waterfalls have you visited? Would you take this road trip? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and check out our previous article to learn more about Gorman Falls: The One Place In Texas That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth.

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Waterfalls Near Me in Texas

What are some must-see natural wonders in Texas?  

Texas is a huge state with plenty to see, but some of those things to see become must-sees when you realize just how amazing they are. You’ve got your “seven wonders of the world”, sure, but what are the wonders of Texas? How about:

  • Palo Duro Canyon
  • Devil’s Sinkhole in Rocksprings
  • Guadalupe Peak in Salt Flat
  • Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso


Check out this article for information on these places and more natural wonders in Texas that you have to see before you die.

Can I explore caves in Texas?  

Absolutely, you can explore caves in Texas! Spelunking (also known as “cave exploration”) is a popular hobby in Texas, and for good reason. It’s incredibly fascinating to get a firsthand look at the intriguing processes of the planet, and caving is a great way to do that. There are hundreds of caves in Texas, but only some are open to exploration by the general public. Such places include:

  • One such place is the Natural Bridge Caverns, near San Antonio
  • Caverns of Sonora is located on private property, so you’ll need to arrange a tour – but the effort is worth it.
  • Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown

There are plenty – you just need to know where to look! For more of our favorites, take a look at this article that takes you on a road trip to caves in Texas.

Where are the best hiking trails in Texas? 

Texas is huge, and it’s also hugely popular with hikers. There are thousands of miles of trails throughout the state, but of course, there are some trails that tend to be more popular than others for their outstanding excellence. Some of the best trails in Texas are:

  • The Lost Mine Trail within Big Bend National Park
  • The RiverPlace Nature Trail within the Nature Preserve at River Place
  • Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail, which you’ve got to see to believe, at Guadalupe Mountains National Park


Texas is incredible, so go out and enjoy it!
 

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