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Hamilton Pool Preserve

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24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
+1 512-264-2740
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Hurry and Make a Reso! It's a MUST see

I made the mistake of traveling to Hamilton Pool a year ago without making a reservation. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WanderlustSydney123
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Iowa
LOVE this place!

My kids and I had a BLAST! We loved hiking around and exploring! Plus, what a beautiful sight to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
taelorharris
,
Austin, Texas
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“high bacteria” (43 reviews)
“bacteria levels” (26 reviews)
“short hike” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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+1 512-264-2740
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"high bacteria"
in 43 reviews
"bacteria levels"
in 26 reviews
"short hike"
in 34 reviews
"pedernales river"
in 22 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 11 reviews
"no swimming allowed"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful pool"
in 9 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 23 reviews
"water dripping"
in 6 reviews
"easy hike"
in 17 reviews
"water shoes"
in 18 reviews
"rocky terrain"
in 7 reviews
"no pets"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful nature"
in 7 reviews
"travis county"
in 7 reviews
"nice hike"
in 10 reviews
"mile trail"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I made the mistake of traveling to Hamilton Pool a year ago without making a reservation. This year, I made a reservation a month in advance and was able to visit the pool. It's worth every step and gorgeous! Its a spectacular natural pool with...More

2  Thank WanderlustSydney123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids and I had a BLAST! We loved hiking around and exploring! Plus, what a beautiful sight to see!!

1  Thank taelorharris
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you have reservations when required. An easy hike down and back and worth every step. We visited on a cool, rainy day but the beauty of this place made it worth it. Water in March was around 64 but clear and the fish...More

3  Thank Brent B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boy are we glad we found this place when searching for things to do in Austin. First, the view is every bit as postcard pretty as you see in the photos online. This is a reservation only county park, with time options of 9AM-1PM and...More

2  Thank michiganpete7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was absolutely the most amazing preserve I have visited. It is something people of all ages should visit. The trail was very passable & clear. There were a few steep areas but there was a rest area on the trail. Be sure you carry...More

1  Thank mmrowland
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Doesn't seem like much as you are driving up. The Ranger at the entrance was a little abrupt about coming EXACTLY at 2 when we had a reservation. But once we got down to the water, it was like another world. Hidden gem! Don't miss...More

4  Thank Deb A
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

A short .25 mile hike takes you to the pool. Little steep at places. Once u reach the pool u are awed by the grotto. Looks very picturesque. The water was very cold and needed sometime getting used to. There are lifejackets available to use...More

3  Thank Mahita B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were *lucky* enough to be in Austin when it got a rare snow. I understand that often reservations are required but the poor weather allowed us to have the pool to ourselves. The hike to the pool was lovely and the pool itself was...More

4  Thank PattyB303
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We came while visiting Austin after hearing this was a great place to visit. While it does provide a scenic setting, we were put off by the $26 fee ($15 entrance fee, $10 reservation fee, & $1 credit card fee) for what was offered. We...More

3  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

nature at its best, you’ll want to take lots of pictures. reservations have to be made to get in, a lot of tough hiking for older people but it was so beautiful.

Thank beccaesparza
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Hong Z
7 March 2018|
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Response from PattyB303 | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no showers at Hamilton Pool
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Tim F
28 February 2018|
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Response from NJSue-exit4 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours is plenty of time once you get into the preserve, as the walk from the pool to the river is maybe only 20 minutes. Going when temperatures are not good for swimming should allow you to enter the preserve quickly, but... More
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