5 Must-See Waterfalls in Texas to Add to Your Bucket List
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5 Must-See Waterfalls in Texas to Add to Your Bucket List

As the heat rises in Texas, you’ll be on the market for a refreshing natural swimming hole. Why not bring it to the next level by adding a waterfall? If you’re in the mood for adventure and a good swim, check out these five Texas waterfalls.

Krause Springs in Spicewood

While privately owned, Krause Springs is open to the public. In addition to the man-made pool and the natural pool which feed into Lake Travis, the area features 32 natural springs. An epic waterfall casually flows into one of the main swimming holes.

Madrid Falls in Big Bend Ranch State Park

Madrid Falls is a secret gem for those adventurous enough to go deep into Big Bend Ranch State Park. Pay attention to the season, because this fall typically can only be seen during August and September. Texas’ second tallest waterfall was once so highly valued that a surveyor purposely redrew boundary lines to lead other hikers away from the falls.

5 Must-See Waterfalls in Texas to Add to Your Bucket List

Photo: @bohemianmodality via Twenty20

Hamilton Pool near Austin

This natural pool is the result of the collapse of an ancient dome of an underground river. It’s a popular spot for swimmers!

Cattails Falls in Big Bend National Park

This 80-foot behemoth waterfall requires a six-mile trek to be found. As anyone who has seen it will tell you, it is well worth the travail. If you’re reading, consider yourself lucky, this site cannot be found on the National Parks Service Map.

5 Must-See Waterfalls in Texas to Add to Your Bucket List

Photo: @bohemianmodality via Twenty20

McKinney Falls State Park in Austin

As the name suggests, McKinney Falls State Park has one of the most coveted waterfalls in the state. While the falls aren’t tall, the flow of two joining rivers pushes a massive amount of Texas water downward. Only minutes outside the city limits, these falls typically flow year-round.

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Written by Matthew Monk

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