Explore Wimberley

Blue Hole is a gorgeous swimming hole spring fed by Cypress Creek. About 5 years ago, the swimming hole was almost lost to private development. The Wimberley community rallied to preserve the spot for the public, and through grassroots fundraising and grants, the area is now a beautifully developed regional park. Dogs are not allowed at the swimming hole, but they are welcome on the new nature trails that loop through the park.


We'll start our exploration of Wimberley with a 2 to 3 mile walk mile on the park trails. The trails are mostly flat easy walking. We'll continue out of the park along Cypress Creek (this is a short stretch...VERY natural, swamp-like area - bring bug spray!), and emerge in downtown Wimberley. We'll return to the park via a short walk on Old Kyle road.

After the walk, we'll travel by car down River Road, park at Pioneer Town ($5), and head down to the Blanco River to cool off. The river banks are grassy, perfect for picnicking, and the river is shallow, perfect for pups to play in. Bring a lunch if you like.

Still up for more adventure? Follow us to Jacob's Well. I have not been here yet, but have read about it and heard about it from friends, and I want to experience it. According to wimberleytourism.com, "Jacob's Well is among the most unique perpetual artesian springs in the world...a unique geographical formation that transfixes visitors by its sheer distinctive appearance." According to a friend of mine, people and pups are allowed in the water, but again, I have not been here yet, so this is "exploration without verification".

Got a little energy left? We can climb the 218 steps up Baldy and take in the views of this gorgeous Hill Country of ours!

You can jump in or out of this exploration at any point. We'll start walking at 10:00...after that times are approximate guesses. 

10:00 - walk the trails at Blue Hole Regional Park

11:30ish - play/picnic on the Blanco River; park at Pioneer Town/7A Resort http://www.7aresort.com/index.php/location/

1:30ish - visit Jacob's Well http://jacobswellspring.org/visit.html

3:00ish - climb Baldy http://www.wimberleytourism.com/index.php?pid=166

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  • Kathi

    Thanks Suzanne for organizing! Had a great time and enjoyed the different sites in Wimberly!!!

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Robert & C.

    Super fun day! Thanks Suzanne for introducing us to so many new spots. It's much appreciated. I'm already planning a return trip! :)

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Suzanne

      You bet...and me too!! I loved the river there and definitely want to go back :) So glad you guys came out.

      August 12, 2013

  • Nikki & C.

    I have a sick foster kitty now...will not be able to make it to the Wimberley event...as much as Chewy and I were looking forward to it! Please post up how great it is and we'll hopefully head out that way again.

    August 11, 2013

    • Suzanne

      sorry to miss you :( ... hope kitty gets well

      August 11, 2013

    • Nikki & C.

      Looks like maybe a bad reaction to his first rabies vaccine...still waiting on some diagnostic info.

      August 11, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I did a little more research on the Jacob's Well site and discovered pets are not allowed. Bummer...I was really looking forward to seeing this, but we'll have to skip this spot :(

    August 11, 2013

    • Nikki & C.

      I was just discussing this with the Vet...said last time she was there some folks did have dogs with them in the water. basically, people not looking to obey the rules.

      August 11, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Looking forward to today! Just a few reminders...there are no water stops on the Blue Hole trails; bring plenty of water for you and your pup. Bring $5 for parking at Pioneer Town. Bring lunch or snacks, especially if you plan on continuing on to Jacob's Well. There are no tables at the river...you may want to bring large towels or picnic blanket (I'll bring a large flat sheet that fits several people). Please post or text[masked] if you are running late.
    See you soon :)

    August 11, 2013

  • Michelle A.

    I THINK we will be able to make it!! I would really love to!

    August 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    Wish I could come...I'm scheduled to work this Sunday....

    August 5, 2013

  • Robert & C.

    Sounds like an awesome day! :)

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Jessica

    This sounds so awesome!!!

    July 27, 2013

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