Pedernales Falls

State Park - Texas

Pedernales Falls State Park is located 10 miles (16 km) east of Johnson City. The park is on the Pedernales River, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of the river's mouth at Lake Travis. The Pedernales River offers swimming, tubing, wading and fishing. The park also has a number of picnic areas and campsites, including some primitive campsites that require a hike of two miles or more to reach. There are also 19.8 miles (31.9 km) of hiking and mountain biking trails, 10 miles of equestrian trails, and 14 miles of backpacking trails. The river is prone to variable water levels and flash floods.

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Trails Map of Pedernales Falls State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Pedernales Falls - Trails Map

Trails Map of Pedernales Falls State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Texas State - Official Texas State Parks Guide

Official Texas State Parks Guide. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Official Texas State Parks Guide (español). Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Pedernales Falls SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedernales_Falls_State_Park Pedernales Falls State Park is located 10 miles (16 km) east of Johnson City. The park is on the Pedernales River, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of the river's mouth at Lake Travis. The Pedernales River offers swimming, tubing, wading and fishing. The park also has a number of picnic areas and campsites, including some primitive campsites that require a hike of two miles or more to reach. There are also 19.8 miles (31.9 km) of hiking and mountain biking trails, 10 miles of equestrian trails, and 14 miles of backpacking trails. The river is prone to variable water levels and flash floods.
INTERPRETIVE GUIDE THANK YOU FOR VISITING! While enjoying this natural beauty, please remember everything you see in the natural area is protected. Artifacts, rocks, animals, and plants are all part of the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage. Help us keep the park a special place for everyone. THE THUNDER OF THE FALLS DRAWS MANY TO PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK, A JEWEL OF THE HILL COUNTRY. THE PEDERNALES RIVER BISECTS • Hike only on designated trails and stay out of closed areas. • Leave no trace. Keep your park clean by picking up your trash. • Preserve the park for future generations and leave plants, animals, and fossils where you find them. THIS NATURE LOVERS’ PARADISE, PROVIDING SWIMMING SPOTS, HIKING PATHS, BIRD BLINDS, HORSE TRAILS, AND MORE. YOU CAN EXPLORE Pedernales Falls State Park 2585 Park Road 6026 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7304 www.tpwd.texas.gov/pedernalesfalls THOUSANDS OF ACRES AT THIS SCENIC AND HISTORIC WONDERLAND. © 2019 TPWD. PWD BR P4507-0026Q (7/19) In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK P E D E R N A L E S F A L L S S T A T E P A R K TAKE A CLOSER LOOK CEDAR TAKEOVER Imagine an ocean of waist-high grass unfolding before you. You see only a few trees like Ashe juniper (cedar) and oaks, mostly growing in drainages or along canyon seeps. Does that sound like the Hill Country that you see around you today? Probably not. Today, the Hill Country is known for swaths of Ashe juniper trees and “cedar fever” allergies. It wasn’t always like this. Large mammals like bison and mammoths once roamed this area, feasting on tall grasses. Their heavy hooves also trampled the grass, but then they moved on— allowing the grass to grow back. When prehistoric people first traveled through this area, about 12,000 years ago, they found an open grassland. Lightning strikes periodically torched these grasslands, preventing trees and shrubs from taking hold. Native Americans also used fire as a land management tool, understanding how it renewed the landscape. European settlers arrived in the Hill Country in the mid-1800s and the grassland looked like a perfect place to raise cattle. Here, nature provided their animals with what seemed like an unlimited supply of grass. Families like the Trammels and the Wilsons settled and built homes, stone walls, and fences. As ranches grew, the settlers suppressed any fire that started, and didn’t light any on their own. With intense grazing and without fire to renew the grasslands, Ashe junipers and other shrubs flourished. They grew unchecked for nearly 100 years, resulting in the cedar-choked landscape you see at Pedernales Falls State Park now. Texas Parks and Wildlife is working to restore the grasslands of the park with prescribed fire and removing cedar trees, but we still have a long way to go. T A RAGING RIVER On most days, you can hear the Pedernales Falls rushing over old limestone as you hike toward the river. The water is blue as it reflects the sky above. But all it takes is rain somewhere upstream for the Pedernales River to flip from tranquil to tumultuous in minutes. Even if the sun is shining at the park, the river can flash flood. As the name suggests, flash floods happen very quickly. The headwaters of a flash flood are filled with debris—branches, logs, trash, and whatever else the river can pick up as it rushes downstream. If you’re at the Falls and you see the river start to turn brown, or you suddenly see debris, head up the trail to higher ground immediately. It only takes six inches of fastmoving water to knock over a person. Although flash floods can be frightening, they are vital to this landscape. Raging waters are powerful enough to carve the limestone beneath your feet. Over time, water shaped the hills, valleys, and cliffs that surround us today. Without rain or flooding, this area wouldn’t look like the Hill Country that you love. Birds like painted buntings thrive where brushy forest meets grassland. ake in Pedernales Falls from an overlook, or head down the trail to get a look at the park’s rock foundation. The dark gray limestone th
Pedernales Falls #TxStateParks Trails on this map are not to scale. Please use Trail Map (available at Park Headquarters) for detailed information. State Park PRIVATE PROPERTY – NO TRESPASSING T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the headquarters building. PLEASE NOTE Showers CR 201 PRIVATE PROPERTY – NO TRESPASSING Chemical Toilets Park Boundary Primitive Sites (Hike-in) Group Camp Swimming, tubing and wading permitted downstream only from this point. Equestrian Pens Pe de rna les Riv er ER Tobacco Mt. Trammel Crossing HIS a Relay Station k Fi am re s Interpretive Trail o Biking Trail Picnic Area Equestrian Group Camp .8 mi. 1 mi. Bird Blind Park Host Site Pedernales Falls Road Cree k Bee Residence Twin Buttes Gate Maintenance Entrance l ga Re Pedernales Falls C re ek Bird Blinds and Butterfly Garden Equestrian Area Amphitheater Lone Mt. e Devide Mt. Wolf Mtn. Trail Scenic Overlook lin Twin Falls Parking Gate pe Ha River and low lying areas subject to flash flooding and rising waters. High Pt. Pi c k enber g B ranch k e re CAUTION: Swimming Butler Mt. lC Pedernales Falls Trailhead Hiking Trail Wolf Mt. iti im Cr ee Dumpster ng A .8 mi. No O A l l o Pe ve w ts rn ed ig ht O N be ve p m ca g in C Beach Area pi w lo u bl re ffs Gate co N Sponsored Youth Camping Area Pr V TION OF RI ac OR ON T Long Mt. To b P ING Dump Station ca PR ING ON THIS NO IVA UB PO T TR TE RT OR IO ES PR N NG I PA OP OF AD SS ER RI W , VE IN TY G G N R I M IM SW /2 mi. Water and Electric Sites OR TUB To U.S. 290 FM 3232 Park HQ Barn Day use only. 4 mi. Park Boundary Park Boundary PRIVATE PROPERTY – NO TRESPASSING PRIVATE PROPERTY – NO TRESPASSING NO TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2019 TPWD PWD MP P4507-026B (2/19) Restrooms 1 /4 mi. es M W State Park Store 1 M NO SW IM IN , Headquarters Scale PRIVATE PROPERTY NO TRESPASSING NO PUBLIC ACCESS G N Yield To Park Boundary Texas State Parks Store A TexasStateParks.org/App LEGEND Trail Courtesy Park Boundary G DIN @TPWDparks @texasparkswildlife /texasparksandwildlife Pronounced “peder-nah-les,” it is the Spanish word for flint, describing the hard chunks of flint found in the river area. Twin Falls is viewable from the scenic overlook on the nature trail accessed between campsites 19 and 21. Swimming is NOT permitted. This area is delicate and must be protected. #BetterOutside Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 To FM 2766 Johnson City 2585 Park Road 6026 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7304 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Pedernales Falls State Park Trails Map 2585 Park Road 6026 Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-7304 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Scenic Overlook Restrooms Chemical Toilet Parking Headquarters Wildlife Viewing Equestrian Trail Amphitheater Tent Camping Equestrian Camping Water/Electric Camping Youth Camping Area Maintenance NOTE: Twin Falls area is closed to allow for revegetation and restoration. View area using the scenic overlook. All trails allow hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 20 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or to the suitability of the data to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 PEDERNALES FALLS OVERLOOK 30° 20’ 13.56” N 98° 15’ 6.00” W Look out over the dramatic landscape and unique geology of the rock canyon as the Pedernales River slowly carves through the bare rock. 2 DUCK POND 30° 19‘ 53.88” N 98° 15’ 31.14” W See waterfowl and other wildlife that are attracted to this shallow pool to take a rest, get a bite to eat, or have a cool drink. 3 4 5 6 7 5.5-MILE LOOP OVERLOOK 30° 19‘ 4.92” N 98° 13’ 53.64” W It‘s worth the hike to reach the 5.5-Mile Loop Overlook which offers one of the most breathtaking views in the park. TRAMMELL’S CROSSING 30° 18’ 28.92” N 98° 14’ 44.04” W This low-water crossing to access the section of park located across the river is named for T.J. Trammell. Trammell was an early settler and farmer who moved to the area with his family in the 1870s. TWIN FALLS OVERLOOK 30° 18’ 28.92” N 98° 14’ 53.22” W Spring-fed and lush year-round, this secret is a green paradise to behold. Help us keep the Twin Falls pristine by staying on the trail. HEADQUARTERS OVERLOOK 30° 18’ 28.14” N 98° 15’ 23.58” W This is the perfect spot to get a nice view of the park and orient yourself before hitting the trails. JONES SPRING 30° 17’ 34.56” N 98° 13’ 47.34” W From prehistoric people to modern times, the clear water of Jones Spring has always attracted visitors to the area. It was named for D.G. and Nannie Jones, who lived in the nearby rock house, which was purchased from T.J. Trammell in about 1885. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4507-0026N (7/19) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Pedernales Falls State Park Lose yourself in the beauty and solitude of the Texas Hill Country. With miles of trails leading to some of the most tranquil spots in the Hill Country, Pedernales Falls State Park offers a real place to get away from it all. STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. TRAIL DISTANCE TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION WARFLE’S TRAIL 0.4 mi. (one-way) 30 min. Easy Travel along this easy route through a creek bed, and look for animal tracks along on the way. TWIN FALLS NATURE TRAIL 0.5 mi. (round trip) 30 min. Moderate Follow the short but rugged Twin Falls Trail to one of the most beautiful spots in the Hill Country. PEDERNALES FALLS TRAIL SYSTEM 1 mi. 1 hr. Moderate  ake an hour or spend all day (following some of the many T offshoot trails) hiking around the dramatic rock scenery of the Pedernales Falls. 5.5-MILE LOOP TRAIL 5.5 mi. 3 hrs. Moderate Be prepared to get your feet wet as you take Trammell’s Crossing across the river to access a part of the park with a rich history and gorgeous views. WOLF MOUNTAIN 5.4 mi. TRAIL 4 hrs. Challenging Still home to the “prairie wolf,” or coyote, the Wolf Mountain Trail offers scenic vistas, cool springs and Hill Country creeks to enjoy and explore. JUNIPER RIDGE TRAIL 6 hrs. Challenging Enjoy more technical, single-track mountain biking or just spend the day hiking this shade-covered trail. 2.5 hrs. Moderate Named for the many madrone trees found along the trail. It’s a treat to see these as they are rare in the Texas Hill Country. Please watch for traffic as you cross the county road. 8.9 mi. MADRONE TRAIL 4.3 mi. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
PEDERNALES FALLS SP BIRD CHECKLIST This checklist is a list of common and specialty birds seen in the park. Staff and volunteers have used previous checklists as well as eBird data to compile these lists. This list should not be used as a comprehensive list of birds seen in this park. Please help us protect the natural avian communities by refraining from using playback tapes of bird songs. Thank you for your cooperation. Waterfowl ___ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck ___ Greater White-fronted Goose ___ Wood Duck ___ Blue-winged Teal ___ Northern Shoveler ___ Gadwall ___ American Wigeon ___ Mallard ___ Northern Pintail ___ Green-winged Teal ___ Redhead ___ Ring-necked Duck ___ Lesser Scaup ___ Hooded Merganser Grouse, Quail, and Allies ___ Northern Bobwhite ___ Wild Turkey Grebes ___ Pied-billed Grebe Pigeons and Doves ___ Rock Pigeon ___ Eurasian Collared-Dove ___ Inca Dove ___ Common Ground-Dove ___ White-winged Dove ___ Mourning Dove Cuckoos ___ Greater Roadrunner ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo Nightjars ___ Common Nighthawk ___ Common Poorwill ___ Chuck-will’s-widow Swifts ___ Chimney Swift Hummingbirds ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird ___ Black-chinned Hummingbird Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ___ American Coot Cranes ___ Sandhill Crane Shorebirds ___ Killdeer ___ Least Sandpiper ___ Pectoral Sandpiper ___ Wilson’s Snipe ___ Wilson’s Phalarope ___ Spotted Sandpiper ___ Solitary Sandpiper ___ Greater Yellowlegs ___ Lesser Yellowlegs Cormorants and Anhingas ___ Double-crested Cormorant Pelicans ___ American White Pelican Herons, Ibis, and Allies ___ Great Blue Heron ___ Great Egret ___ Cattle Egret ___ Green Heron ___ Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Vultures, Hawks, and Allies ___ Black Vulture ___ Turkey Vulture ___ Osprey ___ Mississippi Kite ___ Northern Harrier ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk ___ Cooper’s Hawk ___ Bald Eagle ___ Red-shouldered Hawk ___ Broad-winged Hawk ___ Swainson’s Hawk ___ Zone-tailed Hawk ___ Red-tailed Hawk Owls ___ Eastern Screech-Owl ___ Great Horned Owl ___ Barred Owl Kingfishers ___ Belted Kingfisher ___ Green Kingfisher Woodpeckers ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ___ Golden-fronted Woodpecker ___ Downy Woodpecker ___ Ladder-backed Woodpecker ___ Northern Flicker Falcons and Caracaras ___ Crested Caracara ___ American Kestrel ___ Merlin ___ Peregrine Falcon Tyrant Flycatchers: Pewees, Kingbirds, and Allies ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee ___ Acadian Flycatcher ___ Least Flycatcher ___ Eastern Phoebe ___ Say’s Phoebe ___ Vermilion Flycatcher ___ Dusky-capped Flycatcher ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher ___ Great Crested Flycatcher ___ Western Kingbird ___ Eastern Kingbird ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Shrikes ___ Loggerhead Shrike Vireos ___ Black-capped Vireo ___ White-eyed Vireo ___ Bell’s Vireo ___ Hutton’s Vireo ___ Yellow-throated Vireo ___ Blue-headed Vireo ___ Warbling Vireo ___ Red-eyed Vireo Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens ___ Blue Jay ___ Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay ___ American Crow ___ Common Raven Martins and Swallows ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow ___ Purple Martin ___ Tree Swallow ___ Barn Swallow ___ Cliff Swallow ___ Cave Swallow Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice ___ Carolina Chickadee ___ Black-crested Titmouse Penduline-Tits and Long-tailed Tits ___ Verdin ___ Bushtit Nuthatches ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch Wrens ___ Rock Wren ___ Canyon Wren ___ House Wren ___ Winter Wren ___ Carolina Wren ___ Bewick’s Wren ___ Cactus Wren Gnatcatchers ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Kinglets ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet Thrushes ___ Eastern Bluebird ___ Swainson’s Thrush ___ Hermit Thrush ___ American Robin Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers ___ Gray Catbird ___ Curve-billed Thrasher ___ Brown Thrasher ___ Northern Mockingbird Starlings and Mynas ___ European Starling Wagtails and Pipits ___ American Pipit Waxwings ___ Cedar Waxwing Old World Sparrows ___ House Sparrow Finches and Allies ___ House Finch ___ Pine Siskin ___ Lesser Goldfinch ___ American Goldfinch New World Sparrows ___ Cassin’s Sparrow ___ Grasshopper Sparrow ___ Chipping Sparrow ___ Clay-colored Sparrow ___ Field Sparrow ___ Black-throated Sparrow ___ Lark Sparrow ___ Lark Bunting ___ Fox Sparrow ___ Dark-eyed Junco ___ White-crowned Sparrow ___ Harris’s Sparrow ___ White-throated Sparrow ___ Vesper Sparrow ___ Savannah Sparrow ___ Song Sparrow ___ Lincoln’s Sparrow ___ Canyon Towhee ___ Rufous-crowned Sparrow ___ Green-tailed Towhee ___ Spotted Towhee ___ Eastern Towhee Yellow-breasted Chat ___ Yellow-breasted Chat Blackbirds ___ Western Meadowlark ___ Eastern Meadowlark ___ Orchard Oriole ___ Bullock’s Oriole ___ Baltimore Oriole ___ Red-winged Blackbird ___ Bronzed Cowbird ___ Brown-headed Cowbird ___ Brewer’s Blackbird ___ Common Grackle ___ Great-tailed Grackle Wood-Warblers ___ Louisiana Waterthrush ___ Black-and-white Warbler ___ Tennessee Warbler ___ Orange-crowned Warbler ___ Kentucky Warbler ___ Common Yellowthroat ___ Northern Parula ___ Yellow Warbler ___ Pine Warbler ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler _
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