Don’t go chasing waterfalls? Who says? Well, those of us who were around for the olden days of the 1990’s likely know exactly who said it, but that’s neither here nor there. We want you to go chasing waterfalls, specifically those listed here.
You may not be the first person to discover these hidden gems, but when the rush of the water and stunning scenery hit you all at once, it won’t make a bit of difference. In that moment, you’ll be the explorer it’s nearly impossible to be in this age of GPS navigation. A world you’ll feel happily separated from in the presence of locales like the Chalk Ridge and Dolan Falls.
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Hamilton River Reserve, Travis County
Naturally created as a result of underground water exposure caused by land erosion, this Travis County waterfall is unique in that the water flows down from the earth that surrounds the once covered space in a dome like shape.
Chalk Ridge Falls, Belton
Belton’s Chalk Ridge Falls are accessible from trails that are open throughout the year. After recent flood-related park closings, the area has become much more popular. Boating from nearby Stillhouse Park is an option for those looking for stiller waters.
Clemens Dam, New Braunfels
Famous amongst Texans for Schlitterbahn Water Park, New Braunfels is home to the 20-foot fall at Clemens Dam, or City Tube Chute, a draw for spring/summer visitors looking to pass the day kayaking or inner tube floating.
Dolan Falls, Devil's River
Dolan Falls is known for its clear blue waters and perceived danger. Want to hike near these falls? Special permission must be obtained from Texas Parks and Wildlife; you may also apply for camping passes.
Airfield Falls, Fort Worth
Airfield Falls is the only naturally occurring waterfall in Fort Worth. Just a mile away from Westworth Villages’ City Hall, there is a clear path leading to Airfield Falls, despite the dedicated Airfield Falls trailway being currently under construction.
Krause Springs, Spicewood
Part of a privately owned historical site and getaway for camping and swimming (with natural and man made pools) the waterfall at Krause Springs is impressively large. Located near Austin, in Spicewood, it’s right in the backyard of many Texans.
McKinney Falls, Austin
It is possible to see McKinney Falls, located in southwest Austin, many times before realizing you’re looking at a waterfall. Like many Texas waterfalls, McKinney is only visible and flowing during rainy months; dry during the rest of the year.