Texas May 25, 2019
There’s A Secret Waterfall Hiding In This Popular Texas State Park
No matter how many hidden gems we uncover, good old Texas seems to have a never-ending supply. Unbeknownst to most, a secret waterfall has been tucked away right under our noses in Pedernales Falls State Park. The best part? Less than a mile hike stands between you and its majestic roar.
Pedernales Falls is one of the most popular state parks in Texas, and for good reason. It's a geological wonder, fast-flowing, crystal-clear river water cascading down a series of ancient limestone rocks.
With all there is to see in the main area, most visitors don't even realize more adventure awaits on several trails. One of these hikes in particular is worth embarking on, as it's just half a mile long and leads to a breathtaking surprise.
Twin Falls Nature Trail is accessible to all skill levels and takes less than 30 minutes round-trip. It culminates in a hidden waterfall-fed grotto surrounded by lush, jungle-like greenery. The scene is akin to a faraway tropical oasis, making it hard to believe you're still in Texas.
You'll hear the water before seeing it, either a soft trickle or powerful roar depending on recent rainfall. A thick layer of brush parts to reveal the falls, and it's an absolutely awe-inspiring sight.
Since the hike itself is so short, you'll have more time to enjoy the main attraction. Hang out a while and quiet your mind, finding inner peace in the utter solitude.
You'll find Pedernales Falls State Park at this Address: 2585 Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; however, use extreme caution when hiking after dark.
For more information, head to the park’s
website or Facebook page. Click here to see a trail map.
Have you ever hiked the Twin Falls Nature Trail? Are there any other hidden waterfalls in Texas just waiting to be discovered? Let us know your favorites! In the meantime, check out our previous article to get some ideas:
These 8 Secret Beautiful Waterfalls Are Hiding Right Here In Texas.