Pedernales Falls


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Pedernales Falls State Park Trails Map 2585 Park Road 6026 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7304 LEGEND Scenic Overlook Restrooms Chemical Toilet Parking Headquarters Wildlife Viewing Equestrian Trail Amphitheater Tent Camping Equestrian Camping Water/Electric Camping Youth Camping Area Maintenance NOTE: Twin Falls area is closed to allow for revegetation and restoration. View area using the scenic overlook. All trails allow hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 20 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 PEDERNALES FALLS OVERLOOK 30° 20’ 13.56” N 98° 15’ 6.00” W Look out over the dramatic landscape and unique geology of the rock canyon as the Pedernales River slowly carves through the bare rock. 2 DUCK POND 30° 19‘ 53.88” N 98° 15’ 31.14” W See waterfowl and other wildlife that are attracted to this shallow pool to take a rest, get a bite to eat, or have a cool drink. 3 4 5 6 7 5.5-MILE LOOP OVERLOOK 30° 19‘ 4.92” N 98° 13’ 53.64” W It‘s worth the hike to reach the 5.5-Mile Loop Overlook which offers one of the most breathtaking views in the park. TRAMMELL’S CROSSING 30° 18’ 28.92” N 98° 14’ 44.04” W This low-water crossing to access the section of park located across the river is named for T.J. Trammell. Trammell was an early settler and farmer who moved to the area with his family in the 1870s. TWIN FALLS OVERLOOK 30° 18’ 28.92” N 98° 14’ 53.22” W Spring-fed and lush year-round, this secret is a green paradise to behold. Help us keep the Twin Falls pristine by staying on the trail. HEADQUARTERS OVERLOOK 30° 18’ 28.14” N 98° 15’ 23.58” W This is the perfect spot to get a nice view of the park and orient yourself before hitting the trails. JONES SPRING 30° 17’ 34.56” N 98° 13’ 47.34” W From prehistoric people to modern times, the clear water of Jones Spring has always attracted visitors to the area. It was named for D.G. and Nannie Jones, who lived in the nearby rock house, which was purchased from T.J. Trammell in about 1885. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4507-0026N (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Pedernales Falls State Park Lose yourself in the beauty and solitude of the Texas Hill Country. With miles of trails leading to some of the most tranquil spots in the Hill Country, Pedernales Falls State Park offers a real place to get away from it all. STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. TRAIL DISTANCE TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION WARFLE’S TRAIL 0.4 mi. (one-way) 30 min. Easy Travel along this easy route through a creek bed, and look for animal tracks along on the way. TWIN FALLS NATURE TRAIL 0.5 mi. (round trip) 30 min. Moderate Follow the short but rugged Twin Falls Trail to one of the most beautiful spots in the Hill Country. PEDERNALES FALLS TRAIL SYSTEM 1 mi. 1 hr. Moderate  ake an hour or spend all day (following some of the many T offshoot trails) hiking around the dramatic rock scenery of the Pedernales Falls. 5.5-MILE LOOP TRAIL 5.5 mi. 3 hrs. Moderate Be prepared to get your feet wet as you take Trammell’s Crossing across the river to access a part of the park with a rich history and gorgeous views. WOLF MOUNTAIN 5.4 mi. TRAIL 4 hrs. Challenging Still home to the “prairie wolf,” or coyote, the Wolf Mountain Trail offers scenic vistas, cool springs and Hill Country creeks to enjoy and explore. JUNIPER RIDGE TRAIL 6 hrs. Challenging Enjoy more technical, single-track mountain biking or just spend the day hiking this shade-covered trail. 2.5 hrs. Moderate Named for the many madrone trees found along the trail. It’s a treat to see these as they are rare in the Texas Hill Country. Please watch for traffic as you cross the county road. 8.9 mi. MADRONE TRAIL 4.3 mi. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart (32 oz.) of water per hour of activity. TRAIL ETIQUETTE TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. WEAR A HELMET. When mountain biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. WEATHER CHANGES QUICKLY. Check forecasts before you leave home and prepare for changes in the weather. Be aware of changes in the river – if you see the water rising or turning muddy, seek higher ground immediately. Don’t Pocket the Past. Help preserve Texas heritage. Leave artifacts where you find them and report their location to a ranger. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. For information on Texas State Parks, visit No horsing around. Horseback riders must stay on trails marked for horses. Everyone yields to horses following proper trail etiquette. Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe while protecting wildlife. 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