Beautiful and Serene

Swimming Hole
Crystal clear waters.
User: Daniel N - 5/17/2010

Location: Spicewood Springs Trail

Rating: 5stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes


This is one of those beautiful and often overlooked places that make our State Parks an incredible asset. Crystal clear swimming holes and cascading water falls make this an incredible place to take in nature and enjoy a dip. There are areas where you follow the path and some pretty steep rock faces and areas where you have to get your feet wet, but always you are surrounded by beauty. We went out to see Gorman Falls but because of an issue with the new Park Pass system needed to stay closer to the HQ. The ranger recommended this hike and I am so glad he did. It was the best I have hiked so far. Also, we only saw one other small group of people the whole day.

Log Photos
Swimming Hole
One of the many falls
View from one of the many cliffs
Another Fall
One of the smaller falls
Area around Spicewood Springs Trail
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