We are open for hiking.
GUIDED TOURS: October through April. Saturdays at 10 am, weather permitting. One hour in duration.
Limited to the first 30 participants. Included in the regular entrance fee. Preserve staff will talk about the natural history of Hamilton Pool. Hike will be about a mile long. The trail will be steep and rugged. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Other guided tours for groups are available by appointment October through April. Call (512) 264-2740 for more information.
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd.
Dripping Spgs, TX
Map & Directions
Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, weather permitting. No entry after 5:30 pm. Recreational activities, such as swimming, end at 5:30 pm. Call (512) 264-2740 for daily updates.
Pace Bend Park (1,368 acres) is located in far western Travis County in the Hill Country of central Texas. With more than nine miles of shoreline along scenic Lake Travis, Pace Bend is one of the most popular areas in the Highland Lakes region, offering visitors a wide range of recreational opportunities. The west side of the park features high, limestone cliffs and numerous rocky coves with some of the most impressive views available of Lake Travis, especially at sunset.
Most of Pace Bend Park is easily accessible by vehicle from the six-mile, paved roadway that loops the park. However, the interior of the park is managed as a wildlife preserve and can be reached by foot, bicycle, or horseback only. Numerous trails lead into the hills and provide excellent views of the lake and the Hill Country. This area serves as home to a large number of whitetail deer, raccoon, fox, ringtail cat, and dozens of bird species.
Activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, river swimming, tubing, wading, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, and horseback riding. If you plan to swim at the park, read through our swimming safety tips before you come.
The park is a favorite for family hikes, with a duck pond, a quarter-mile nature trail to a scenic overlook of Twin Falls, and a wheelchair-friendly wildlife-viewing station. The easy, 7-mile Wolf Mountain Trail wraps around Tobacco and Wolf Mountains, winding along the small canyons created by Mescal and Tobacco creeks. Stop to cool your heels at Arrowhead Pool, where Bee Creek spills into stair-stepped pools.