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Texas Waterfalls

How can you beat a great hike to a Texas waterfall for a picnic or a dip in the refreshing water on a hot day or to capture some stunning pictures of a waterfall in Texas? This page will list some of the best waterfalls in Texas - so pack the bags with a swimming suit and a picnic lunch, grab a hiking stick, and hit the road to enjoy one of these best Texas Waterfalls. Texas is home to hundreds of waterfalls that range from small cascading trickles to some raging giant waterfalls but not quite on the scale of Niagra Falls. Some of these waterfalls only appear after heavy rains, others run year round, and some are hard to get to.

Texas Waterfalls
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Boykin Springs

Angelina National Forest

Closest City: Zavalla

Boykin Springs is located in the Angelina National Forest. Why not camp in Boykin Springs campground and hike the Sawmill Trail to the waterfall and to see ruins of the Aldridge Sawmill.

Beef Creek Falls

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Closest City: Jasper

Beef Creek Falls on Hog Creek, just below Sam Rayburn Reservoir, was on land owned by the Temple family as part of their East Texas timber empire. You may be able to get special permission by the new owners to visit the falls with an escort.
Beef Creek Falls

Capote Falls

Southwest Texas

Closest City: Marfa

Capote Falls is the highest waterfall in Texas at 175 feet and yet it is in one of the driest parts of West Texas. It is the main drainage below the Rio Grande Rift and the Sierra Vieja on its way to the Rio Grande and as such it consistently flows. But the bad news is that it's on private property and can only be seen by air.
Capote Falls

Cattail Falls

Big Bend National Park

Closest City: Lajitas

Lush and secluded and hard to find, Cattail Fall is on the western slope of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. You should ask a park ranger for directions because the three mile round trip trail is unmarked and difficult to find.
Cattail Falls

City Tube Chute

Comal River

Closest City: New Braunfels

If you like tubing, then you need to try the City Tube Chute, which is an s-shaped chute that is a slide to allow tubers to bypass the Clemens Dam on the Comal River. It's a fun and thrilling ride, and usually packed with tubers on a hot summer day. It falls 20 feet into the Comal River, which is why we'll consider it a water fall.

City Tube Chute

Dolan Falls

Devils River State Natural Area

Closest City: Del Rio

To reach this impressive waterfall in the rugged and remote scrublands north of Del Rio you'll need permission from the stewards of the falls, The Nature Conservancy. Dolan Falls is in the Devils River State Natural Area and it spans the width of the Devils River which is recognized as one of the cleanest in Texas.
Dolan Falls

Gorman Falls

Colorado Bend State Park

Closest City: Lampasas

Colorado Bend State Park is home to a large concentration of falls that are open to the public. The largest of which is the 65 foot Gorman Falls. And if you hike a mile above the falls on the Gorman Trail you'll find where the spring emerges from the ground.

Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Closest City: Austin

About a mile from its confluence with the Pedernales River is the infamous Hamilton Pool which has a 50 feet waterfall that cascades into a pool and limestone grotto. The pool is available for swimming.
Hamilton Pool

Hueco Springs Rapids

Guadalupe River

Closest City: New Braunfels

If you've tubed or paddled the Lower Guadalupe River, then you've probably gotten to experience the waterfall and rapids known as Hueco Springs Rapids. This is the monster of the Guadalupe River - a 25-foot, Class III rapid when the dam release is at least 500 cubic feet per second. When the River's flowing, you're likely to get very wet.
Hueco Springs Rapids

Karuse Springs

Cypress Creek

Closest City: Spicewood

Krause Springs may just be one of the prettiest swimming holes in Texas. Towering cypress trees and a waterfall cascading over a cliff covered with ferns make this a great place to spend some time on a hot summer day. Tent and RV campsites are available.
Karuse Springs

Madrid & Mexican Falls

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Closest City: Lajitas

Located in the rugged Big Bend Ranch State Park, Madrid Falls is the second tallest falls in Texas at 100 feet and Mexican Falls is the third tallest at 80 feet. Like most things of beauty, they are hard to get to and you'll need a four wheel vehicle or take a long hike to get to view these two beautiful waterfalls.
Big Bend Ranch

McKinney Falls

McKinney Falls State Park

Closest City: Austin

McKinney Falls State Park is at the confluence of Onion and Williamson Creeks and several waterfalls cascade over limestone formations into peaceful pools. The Park has excellent campsites, hiking and biking trails, fishing, and more.
McKinney Falls

Ojito Adentro

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Closest City: Lajitas

Located in the rugged Big Bend Ranch State Park, Ojito Adentro is a slow trickle of water that has created a rich oasis with ferns, moss, lichens, and plenty of trees, in the hot and arid Chihuahuan Desert. You'll need to hike about a mile on a fairly rugged and difficult trail to reach the canyon that is home to Ojito Adentro.
Ojito Adentro

Pedernales Falls

Pedernales Falls State Park

Closest City: Johnson City

Pedernales Falls State Park is one of our favorites because it has great sites, hiking, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, and more. But the highlight of the park is where the Pedernales Rivers cascades over steps of layered limestone to create Pedernales Falls and several pools of water.
Pedernales Falls

Westcave Waterfall

Westcave Preserve

Closest City: Austin

Westcave Preserve is a 30-acre preserve with a breathtaking cave formation with waterfalls and deep pools, carpeted with lush vegetation and teaming with wildlife. Guided tours on the weekends is the only way to see Westcave Waterfall which tumbles 40 feet over the fern covered travertine columns into a pool below. Westcave Waterfall

Wichita Falls

Lucy Park

Closest City: Wichita Falls

Does it count if the waterfall is man made? Even if it is man made, the 54 foot Wichita Falls with a multi level cascade on the Wichita River is still pretty impressive.
Wichita Falls

Windows Trail

Big Bend National Park

Closest City: Lajitas

The Windows Trail in Big Bend National Park follows a creek that drops hundreds of feet into the desert at the end of the trail. The end of the trail provides a spectacular view of the mountains, desert, Rio Grande, and into Mexico. When it rains the creeks is a series of waterfalls funneling down the mountain.
Windows Trail