09 December, 2016

You need to See This Wonderful Texas Hill Country Road Trip Top 7

I've debated on whether or not I should post this...in the winter, but then I thought about it & decided that I would post this because when it's 27 degrees out most of these swimming holes are a steady 70(some more, some less, some of these locations you can't enter the water). 

The most famous swimming hole in Texas! The artesian spring, Jacob's Well, is a favorite swimming spot in Wimberley and is also the head waters of Cypress Creek. The water is supplied to the spring by the Trinity aquifer, some 140 feet below the surface. Year round the water temperature is a constant 68(f) degrees.

A short hike from your car will lead you to this STUNNINGLY gorgeous grotto. There's a beautiful waterfall AND an excellent swimming hole. What more could you ask for!? The water temperature varies from 80 degrees in the heat of the summer to the polar-bear-worthy upper 40s in winter. Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The pool is located about 23 miles west of Austin, Texas off Highway 71.

Hike, Climb & Picnic at this gorgeous enormous pink granite dome! You cannot swim here or ride bikes on the trails, but you can hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, picnic, bird, study nature, geocache and stargaze

My family and I have been here before & it was so amazingly gorgeous. The pictures you see online, or in video do not do the caverns justice. I never thought I'd enjoy being 140 feet underground...but once we were there I was in AWE of the wonderful creation of God! Parking is FREE and the Visitors Center is located at the lower level parking area. The temperature inside the cavern is 70 Degrees (21 degrees C) with a relative humidity of 99%. It feels warmer, so don't bring a jacket

Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.

The Comal River is the shortest navigable river in the state of Texas in the United States. Proclaimed the "longest shortest river in the world" by locals, it runs entirely within the city limits of New Braunfels in southeast Comal County. 

Great food, stunning river views are the perfect way to end this epic road trip!

Do you have any suggestions for my next "road trip" post?

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