Attractions

Smack Dab in the Middle of Texas Hill Country

Just about 23 miles from downtown Austin on US 290, Dripping Springs is known for its rolling hills, scenic rivers and creeks, and quaint downtown. You can climb a limestone cliff at Reimers Ranch, float in the turquoise waters of Hamilton Pool Preserve, or visit one of the many award-winning wineries in the region. So hop in the car and go…you’re close to everything you want to see and do.

PARKS AND OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS

PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK

If you are looking to head outdoors, go to Pedernales Falls State Park and take in the natural beauty of the Hill Country. See the namesake, Pedernales Falls, where the clear blue waters of the Pedernales River cascade over limestone slides from pool to pool — you can explore it on a hike or just relax next to it. But most often it is tranquil, and a great place to relax and recharge. We are just 30 miles west of Austin. Come over for an afternoon swim or hike, or load up your gear for an overnight adventure. The river awaits! Here at Pedernales Falls State Park, you can camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube or fish. Look for local wildlife and plants at the bird blind and butterfly garden.

DRIPPING SPRINGS

Open spaces and friendly faces Dripping Springs is well-known as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.” Located just 25 minutes west of Austin, Dripping Springs is home to spectacular natural wonders, historic treasures, unique shopping, eclectic live music venues, exciting rodeos, a plethora of wineries, craft breweries and local distilleries and legendary hospitality. Also, recognized as the official, “Wedding Capital of Texas®,” Dripping Springs is a premiere destination location, as well as being a great base for exploring the rest of the Texas Hill Country indulge in a delicious meal, or visit one of the many wineries, distilleries, or breweries that call this slice of Hill Country heaven home. Dripping Springs is known for its rolling hills, our scenic river and creeks, and unique downtown with boutiques, a quaint coffee and brew pubs.

REIMERS RANCH

This pristine parkland with almost 3 miles of continuous frontage along the Pedernales River is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis County. Reimers Ranch has it all, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking. The park which is situated on over 2,400 acres and gives you access to over 18 miles of trails perfect for hiking and biking. After you’ve worked up a sweat, you can hop in the cool, clear river for some swimming and relaxation. Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. A visit to Reimers Ranch will put you right on the banks of the Pedernales River where you’ll have 3 continuous miles of river frontage to explore A Travis County Park consisting of over 2000 acres of land with hiking trails, mountain bike trails, equestrian trails, and access to the Pedernales River. The limestone cliffs and walls that hang over the Pedernales River in Dripping Springs are a rock climbers dream but also a beautiful back drop for anyone looking to spend some time in the great outdoors

HAMILTON POOL

Hamilton Pool is one of the most picturesque locations in all of Texas (maybe even the world) and is located in Dripping Springs Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle. However, the pool’s water level stays pretty constant, even during periods of drought. The preserve is also home to a variety of native birds, fish, animals and plants.

  • Hamilton Pool is one of the most picturesque locations in all of Texas (maybe even the world) and is located in Dripping Springs. A trip to the 200-acre Hamilton Pool Preserve will make you feel like you are being transported to another world rich with lush plants, and a variety of wildlife species.
  • To get to the pool, you must take a ¼ mile trail that includes a series of rock steps that descend into the canyons. Good shoes and plenty of water are a must for the trip to the pool and preserve. 

Reservations are required to visit Hamilton Pool Preserve and must be made online beforehand. Camping and pets are not allowed on the grounds either so make sure to leave your dogs at home. 

JOHNSON CITY

This Hill Country town may be small, but it boasts some of the biggest personalities in Texas. While it wasn’t named after him, this community was the home of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States of America.

WIMBERLEY

Wimberley has become one of the most interesting day trip adventures in the Texas Hill Country. Set against a backdrop of our state’s natural beauty, it’s abuzz with artsy and entrepreneurial energy. Choose your own perfect day—whether it’s shopping around the square, swimming in a natural spring, or eating until you pop, you can do it in Wimberley. It is home to many unique boutiques and shops and also home to the natural waters Jacob’s Well and the Blue Hole, both gorgeous swimming holes surrounded by looming ancient Cypress trees.

MARBLE FALLS AND LAKE LBJ

A Texas town in the heart of the Hill Country. All things Hill Country. There’s a lot to see and do in Marble Falls. We have a wonderfully independent Downtown District full of locally-owned shops and restaurants. And we’re located in the heart of the Hill Country. Shopping, breweries, wineries, galleries, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing. Visit our walkable downtown district full of restaurants, independent shops, and curated art galleries.

FREDERICKSBURG

Fredericksburg has more fun than you have vacation. For a small town, Fredericksburg has a surprisingly large number of things to see and do. Whether you want to explore the great beauty of the Texas Hill Country or find the perfect gift in a Main Street boutique

ENCHANTED ROCK

Visitors have been coming to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area for centuries and it remains one of the most popular things to do in Fredericksburg. It offers picnicking, 8.4 miles of hiking trails, a nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, cave exploration, watchable wildlife and a park store. For a map of Enchanted Rock, click here.

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