Outdoor activities and nature trails are abundant in and around Wimberley. Texas Hill Country is known for natural swimming holes, scenic lake views, bird watching, bike trails, walking trails, and artesian springs and rivers. Diana and Lynn share their favorite local spots for hiking near Wimberley.

Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch

Nestled within the embrace of nature’s tranquility, the Inn at Sunset Mill Ranch’s 25 acres beckon with a promise of respite and rejuvenation. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow across the landscape, the very air seems to hum with serenity.

The sprawling acres are perfect for taking a stroll on one of the walking trails on the property. The lush sanctuary where verdant meadows meet towering trees creates a storybook setting of natural beauty.  The trickling of our spring-fed creek, the gentle sway of grasses in the breeze, and the melody of birdsong all unite to become nature’s symphony that elevates the senses, creating a lasting memory of your Texas Hill Country getaway.

Blue Hole

Nestled in the heart of the charming town of Wimberley, Texas, Blue Hole Regional Park stands as a nationally recognized tranquil oasis, beckoning visitors to immerse themselves in nature’s embrace. Take a short or long walk along miles of paved trails throughout the park.  The sapphire-hued waters of Blue Hole itself invite you to take a dip or gaze in wonder at the scenic beauty of the dancing reflections on the water.

As the sun filters through the towering cypress trees, Blue Hole Regional Park whispers secrets of tranquility for those willing to listen. Blue Hole is a naturally occurring swimming hole fed by Cypress Creek in Wimberley, located minutes from the Inn. It’s not just a destination; it’s a sanctuary where the cool, azure depths of the Blue Hole offer respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Vibrant flora line the walking trails, adding bursts of color to the canvas of greenery, creating a harmonious blend of earthy tones.

Jacob’s Well

The opening of natural wonder, Jacob’s Well, is a portal into the unknown, a dark abyss that draws you in with a magnetic force. Its crystal-clear waters reveal a mesmerizing depth that echoes the mysteries of the earth’s core. The geological marvel is said to have been discovered around 1850 and was used as a drinking fountain and later used to power a saw mill.

Jacob’s Well is a time capsule, a witness to centuries of change, resilience, and the eons-long dance between water and rock. The emotional gravity of this place is palpable as if the very essence of time flows through its depths.

Swimming is allowed; however, the rock ledges can be slippery, and water shoes are encouraged. Jacob’s well is a Hill Country treasure worth the visit.

Old Baldy Park

Climb 218 steps to the top of Old Baldy Park for a 360-degree view of the Wimberley Valley. As you traverse up the whimsical limestone steps, there’s a hushed reverence, a connection to earth’s ancient rhythms.

Often referred to as Prayer Mountain or Mount Baldy, this 4-acre park located 2.5 miles from downtown Wimberley is not just a walk; it’s a communion with nature.

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake, a majestic reservoir gracing the outskirts of Wimberley, Texas, is a popular destination for water sports, fishing, swimming, and scenic views. A kaleidoscope of reflections paints mesmerizing portraits of azure blues as you take in the scenic beauty of the lake. Rugged limestone cliffs cradle the lake, with lush greenery embracing its shores and gentle lapping of crystal-clear water against the docks.

Nestled within the rolling hills, Canyon Lake offers a respite from the ordinary, inviting visitors to bask in the serenity of its expansive waters. For the angler, catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and bream.  For the ultimate fishing experience, flyfish for trout in the Canyon Lake tailwaters of the Guadalupe River, the US’ southernmost trout fishery.  For the water lover, enjoy a day of boating on the lake. And for something a little milder, take a 10-mile drive down River Road and enjoy spectacular mountain and river scenery.  The drive starts in New Braunfels and ends in Overlook Park.

Milton Reimers Ranch Park

Sweeping vistas, with their undulating hills and sprawling meadows, evoke a profound connection to the untamed landscape. Each step along the park’s trails feels like a pilgrimage, a journey through time where the whispers of the past mingle with the rustle of leaves beneath sturdy boots.

The Pedernales River, a serpentine ribbon winding through the heart of the park, adds a dynamic element with its crystal-clear waters reflecting the vibrant blue of the Texas sky.

This gorgeous property once belonged to fourth-generation Texas rancher Milton Reimers. Now, at almost 2,500 acres, the park is open to the public for a small daily entry fee. With 13 miles of hiking paths and multiple mountain bike trails, beautiful limestone bluffs, and miles of pristine river to swim and fish in, the park is a perfect place for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and birding.

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