Texas January 17, 2017
10 Amazing Places In Texas For People Who Hate Crowds
Some of us are more on the introverted side. We can handle large groups of people in small doses, but value our alone time more than anything else. If that describes you, you’ll love these 10 quiet, serene places in Texas that will take you away from it all.
1. Cattail Falls (Big Bend National Park)
Most views like this require a long, strenuous hike to reap their rewards, but not Cattail Falls. It's a short 3 miles to this breathtaking, 80-foot tall waterfall, and even still it remains a hidden gem.
is a walkthrough of how to access it. If you need some solo time in nature with water crashing down around you to drown out those pesky nagging thoughts, I highly suggest taking a trip here.
2. Wolf Mountain Trail (Pedernales Falls State Park)
I've hiked this trail numerous times because of the peace and tranquility it brings. When you're at the top of Wolf Mountain gazing out at the Hill Country surrounding you, it's as if you could hear a pin drop. The utter silence is so rejuvenating if you're introverted and value alone time.
3. Secret Beach (Austin)
A beach in the middle of the city? Yeah, I could hardly believe it either, but it's real. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the state's capital and refresh your outlook on life with a dip in the Colorado River. It's the perfect place to sneak away to for a quick little self-care day.
4. Blue Hole at Riding River Ranch (Leakey)
Only overnight guests at the ranch have access to the swimming hole, but I highly suggest staying there sometime when you need to escape from it all. It's a secluded tropical oasis with crystal-clear water and towering canyons surrounding it, and it's sure to clear your head and leave you feeling new.
5. Boca Chica Beach (Brownsville)
Many people aren't aware that this beach near the Mexico border exists, so it doesn't see many visitors. Instead of a hoard of college-aged spring-breakers being rowdy and disrupting the peace, all you'll find here is solitude and tranquility.
6. The Window Trail (Big Bend National Park)
The most iconic trail at Big Bend is also the most peaceful. There's just something about being high up in the mountaintops that makes you feel like the only person on earth.
7. El Capitan (Guadalupe Mountains)
Every introvert needs to visit this surreal spot in the Guadalupe Mountains. When you stare out over the edge at the panoramic view around you, it's like the world just stops and you have all the time you could possibly need to contemplate life and find the answers you seek.
8. Dragon Park (Dallas)
In the heart of the metropolis sits this whimsical park that will transport you back in time to the Renaissance. Filled with dragons, gargoyles, pavilions, and beautiful foliage, you'll feel like you've stepped into a secret garden that nobody else has discovered.
10. Claiborne West Park (Vidor)
For all my fellow Southeast Texas folk, we actually have a few pretty places in our area (believe it or not). This is one of them. Claiborne West has lush greenery, water, plenty of trails to hike, and picnic tables to enjoy a day out in nature. It's an ideal destination for those who need to escape from reality and get some peace and quiet.
Have you been to any of these places in Texas? Where do you think is the best place to go for people who hate crowds?