Texas is not a state many consider when thinking about waterfalls, but, in fact, they have over 15 amazing falls, some of which are on private land and require special permission to visit.
Texas is a vast landscape of desert, oasis, and thick vegetation, complete with a variety of wildlife and a few stunning waterfalls over 75 feet high.
1. Hamilton Pool Waterfall
Hamilton Pool Waterfall is named after the shallow pond the water flows into. The river runs over limestone cliffs dropping fifty feet into the shallow pool that sparkles green in the sunlight. Near Austin, hikers and swimmers can visit the relaxing pool to cool off in the sweltering summer heat. Hamilton Pool Waterfall is not the widest or highest falls in North America, but the beauty, vegetation, and swimming area make it a place to see. Hamilton Pool in Travis County Park is a popular attraction; there is an $11 fee for entry. Visitors can visit between 8:30 and 6 pm. Reservations for the pool area can also be made between certain hours but pets are not allowed.
- Height: 50 ft.
- Hike Distance: 0.25 miles
- Location: Pedernales River, Travis County Park
2. Gorman Falls
Gorman Falls inside Colorado Bend State Park provides a great hike up a steep trail to see the beauty of Cyprus and fern trees, running down 65 feet of rock and plant-covered walls. The limestone around the falls is delicate, so don’t attempt to climb the ridge surrounding the water. The falls are secluded, taking visitors away from the world and into nature. Hiking to the top provides amazing views. Texas may have quite a few waterfalls, but this is one of a handful that flows year-round, even in the hot summer months when rainwater is scarce. Gorman Falls hike has a 200-foot elevation change. To enter the state park, you will either need a Texas State Parks pass or to pay $6. The hike is dog-friendly.
- Height: 65 ft.
- Hike distance: 3 miles (roundtrip)
- Location: Colorado Bend State Park
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