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