Hiking at Pedernales Falls State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park is about an hour drive West of Austin in Johnson City. There are many sights along the 7 mile hiking trail, including a duck pond, a quarter-mile nature trail to a scenic overlook of Twin Falls, and Arrowhead pool.

We'll start with the 4 mile loop trail, then after a short break to enjoy the scenery, we can explore the rest of the park. I recommend bringing at least sunscreen, snack food, and water. Dry clothes if you want to swim. Admission to the park is $6 per person. Pets are allowed.

We'll meet at the park at 1:00pm Saturday afternoon. See the map on the TPWD website to find the parking area near the park headquarters. Note that TPWD the map is rotated 90 degrees so North is to the left. If you want to carpool or are willing to drive, please post in the comments below and we can work it out.

Park Website:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/pedernales-falls/

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  • Tammy

    I had alot of FUN ! so glad I went

    3 · January 27, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Had a great time! Nice to meet everyone and thanks to Christine and Andrew for organizing

    2 · January 27, 2013

  • Tara H.

    Great Hike! My favorite meetup so far! I put some pics up of the group.

    1 · January 27, 2013

  • Christine

    Thank you to all who made it out yesterday! Had a great time!!

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to have gone, hope to do something similar again.

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, have fun tonight,thanks for organizing this hike, hope to see more outside activity

    January 26, 2013

  • neda

    We couldn't find the group and no cell signals. We did our own hike hoping to find the group. It was a great park. We leaving just now.

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike!

    2 · January 26, 2013

  • Andrew K

    Some of us are at Trudy's getting food. 13059 four star blvd. Austin. .

    January 26, 2013

  • Diana

    No cell phone signal and missed where you were. The office thought the group was at the falls. Hiked for a few hours at the falls hoping to find the group and now heading back to Austin. I am going to have to meet everyone next round.

    January 26, 2013

  • Andrew K

    After you pay, go to the overflow parking area by the campsites. We are doing the 4 mile loop trail.

    January 26, 2013

    • Andrew K

      Call if you cant find us[masked]

      January 26, 2013

  • neda

    We are about 30 minutes out. How do we find the group when we get there?

    January 26, 2013

  • Diana

    I a m still 10-15 min out. Is there someone I can text so I can try to find the group? Diana

    January 26, 2013

  • Andrew K

    Here at the headquarters

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here by the trees in a white ford fusion

    January 26, 2013

    • Ryan

      The 290 target? I'm there at the back of the parking lot, directly in front of the

      January 26, 2013

    • venkat

      Will are u still there in north target on great hills.i got delayed

      January 26, 2013

  • Ann

    Andrew, Im NW also. U want to meet at the Target at Great Hills?

    January 24, 2013

    • Ann

      11:30 if we're to be there by 1p

      January 26, 2013

    • venkat

      Are u still there at great hills

      January 26, 2013

  • Christine

    At the Target south location

    January 26, 2013

  • Kiera

    Is anyone else brining their dog?

    1 · January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mine is going to drive there :)

      January 26, 2013

    • Kiera

      Ok great!! I didn't want Sadie the Anatolian shepherd mix to feel all alone :)

      January 26, 2013

  • David S.

    Hello! I am interested in carpooling, I live in north Austin. Does anyone still have any room?

    January 26, 2013

    • David S.

      Awesome! See you there.

      January 26, 2013

    • David S.

      When you say there, I am assuming you mean the Great Hills Target, right?

      January 26, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Ann, I've got room for a couple more. Will be at great hills target at 1130 in a metallic BMW.

    January 26, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    I will plan to be at Great Hills Target at 11:45am. Ditto Tara's response, can drive or carpool depending upon what works best

    January 25, 2013

    • Ann

      Hey Anthony, do you still plan on meeting at Great Hills? Could use a ride.

      1 · January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill be coming from south Austin and can take 1-2 more... Will meet at the target at 11:45 too! WARNING ;) ill have my dog with me and she may lick. i mean say hello. She's a boxer and a good dog.

    January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Brad...give me a shout if you still habe room...225-[masked]

      January 26, 2013

  • Daniel

    Sorry guys, I am going to have to fold on this round, yall have fun
    till next time
    cheers

    January 26, 2013

  • Daniel

    Ill be meeting up at the Target off Great Hills at 11:45am, with an empty car if anyone still needs a ride, 420 friendly

    January 25, 2013

    • venkat

      Hi Daniel ..u have a number to contact

      January 25, 2013

  • Ryan

    I will be able to fit three people in my car, if anyone needs a ride. I will be at the target at 290 at 11:45 in a black Saturn ion. [masked]-6684. Feel free to call or text

    January 25, 2013

  • Tammy

    Before I Rsvp, I wanted to see if anyone in NW austin has room for little me in their car

    January 24, 2013

    • venkat

      Lol..do u guys have any more space in ur car ? I'm from north Austin too..

      January 25, 2013

    • Tara H.

      I am going with Alexandra, Tammy and Adriel but we might be able to squeeze you in. Meet us at the Target and we can figure it out.

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a mtg that ends at noon. Are you guys taking off exactly at 1? If so I can get to the 4 mile loop & jog part of it to catch up. I might get there around 1:15.

    January 25, 2013

    • Andrew K

      We will wait a little bit for everyone to get there since it's a long drive. I posted my number above so text when you are headed out.

      1 · January 25, 2013

  • Andrew K

    Weather Update: Supposed to be 71 and cloudy, so it looks like we're good. No rain to worry about. You canstill get a sunburn through clouds though, so sunscreen is recommended.

    Car Pooling Update: My car is full so I will see you guys at the park. Some groups are meeting South at the Target parking lot on Mopac & 290 and some are meeting North at the Target parking lot on 183 & Great Hills. I am not organizing the car pooling, so check the comments and contact drivers to make sure they have a spot for you. I will post when I arrive. My number is[masked] if you can't find us.

    January 25, 2013

    • Jeremy

      I'm willing to drive and was going to meet at the target at 290 and MoPac. I can take 3, if you want to lock up a seat in my car please send me a message on here. It will come to my phone.

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    [masked]-6673...I have a big truck can fit max 7. Text/call if you want to ride. My name is Rudy.

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    January 25, 2013

  • Andrew K

    I am NW near the Arboretum and can take 3. I'll meet everyone in the Target parking lot or if you live North and want to ride down, text me:[masked]-1035.

    The weather is supposed to be cloudy and in the high 60's with a small chance of drizzle or light rain, but nothing to keep us from hiking. I will post an update later if anything changes.

    January 24, 2013

    • Andrew K

      Hey, sorry, my car is full. I have 4 plus me in my Civic already.

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be at the Target parking lot at MoPac and hwy290 at 11:45a, wearing orange. Can drive, or ride roof, lol.

    January 25, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Andrew, I'm near the Arboretum too...Great Hills Target would work for me

    January 24, 2013

  • Tara H.

    Does anyone who has done this hike before know about how long it takes? I am just trying to figure out what time (roughly) I'd be back in Austin on Saturday.

    January 24, 2013

    • Christine

      That's hard to say. It really just depends on how fast we walk and how many breaks we take. Plan on 3 hours plus the drive home? Don't hold me to it.

      1 · January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go! Can I carpool with anyone?? Please let me know
    Thanks :)

    January 23, 2013

    • Jeremy

      The carpooling seems to be an open ended thing. Meet at the Target mentioned in an earlier question here. Nobody has claimed a seat in my car but I'm sure we will fill it up.

      January 23, 2013

  • venkat

    I would like to carpool too and would meet everybody at Target and Hopefully I have a space left :). @ christine : thank you for your effort to put this together.

    January 23, 2013

  • Christine

    Please remember to wear good shoes (hiking boots or tennis shoes)! Flip flops are NOT recommended. Clothing wise, just keep the weather in mind. Bring snacks, water, and sunscreen (if you are pale like me).

    January 23, 2013

  • Adriel G.

    I would like to carpool if anyone has extra room. :)

    January 23, 2013

    • Christine

      Meet us at Target and we can figure out who has room!

      January 23, 2013

    • Jeremy

      I think there will be room. If anyone needs a ride and can't get to Target I'm coming from Lamar and 2222 and can pick some people up on the way.

      January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll have to meet you all at the park. I won't be coming back into Austin after. This looks like fun, though!

    January 23, 2013

    • Christine

      Look forward to seeing you at the office!

      January 23, 2013

  • Christine

    I have a park pass and can get anyone in 'my' car in for free. Willing to go with whomever has the largest vehicle or can take three others in my car.

    1 · January 17, 2013

    • Tom

      Would those people volunteering rides post their cells? Or wear a goofy hat on Sat. I foresee the problem of finding each other the day of.

      January 23, 2013

    • Christine

      [masked]

      January 23, 2013

  • Christine

    For those that like the idea of carpooling (park is an hour away) lets meet at 11:45 at the Target parking lot at MoPac and hwy290. 5300 S MoPac Expy. Then we can figure out who can ride with whom; bring some cash for gas to help out your driver. We will leave promptly at noon.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested to carpool I live in south Austin.

    January 17, 2013

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