Things To Do In Wimberley, Texas
Updated: Feb 8
With its Pristine river and swimming holes, towering cypress trees, meadows of wildflowers, wineries, distilleries, and an artists community of creative people, Wimberley, Texas is called a little bit of heaven for a reason. Wimberley, Texas, is located about 45 minutes from Austin, making it a great getaway or workation. At The Lazy Lavender, we have free WIFI, so why not live like a local for a week and experience Wimberley to the fullest?
SWIMMING AND HIKING
Blue Hole on Cypress Creek
The historic Blue Hole on Cypress Creek is Wimberley's most popular swimming hole, but swimming is not the only reason for a visit. The 126-acre park is a true gem in the Texas Hill Country with 4.5 miles of trails, picnic areas, a community pavilion, playscape, basketball court, sand volleyball court, amphitheater, and the Blue Hole Swimming Area. The park is open year-round, and swimming at the historic Blue Hole on Cypress Creek opens daily on Memorial Day through Labor Day and on weekends in September. Contact the park office at (512) 660-9111 for more information or visit www.cityofwimberley.com
Jacob's Well Natural Area and swimming hole
The preserve includes 81.5 acres surrounding Jacob's Well artesian Spring. It has numerous hiking trails and the largest continually flowing karstic Spring in the Texas Hill Country. With its limestone cliffs and native vegetation surrounding the Spring, it is worth a visit any time of the year. The preserve opens daily from 8 am to 6 pm, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, with no entry after 5:30 pm. Entrance to Jacob's Well Natural Area is complimentary, while a small fee is charged for swimming in the natural Spring well.
Swimming at Jacob's Well opens May 1st through October 1st, and a reservation is required. For more information, visit http://jwna.checkfront.com/reserve/
Cypress Falls Swimming Hole
The Cypress Falls Swimming hole is the only swimming hole in Wimberley that doesn't require reservations. Beautiful views of the iconic Eagle Rock grotto and Cypress falls are the perfect place for a family picnic with your four-legged friend. Bring your chair or blanket, enjoy a drink from the onsite bar, rent a tube, and float on the Spring fed creek. You can bring your tube or rent one for $3.00. Boats are $10.00 an hour. The entry fee is $8.00 for a day pass. For more information, visit http://thelodgeatcypressfalls.com/swimming-hole
Just minutes away from The Lazy Lavender is Old Baldy Park. Climb up the 288 rock steps, and you will be rewarded with a 360-degree view of the Wimberley valley. We had guests who jogged the 2.3 miles to Mount Baldy from our place, climbed the steps, and then jogged back. Are you up for the challenge? 😀
Old Baldy is located at 33 LaToya Circle just off FM 2325
Image Courtesy City of Wimberley
Wimberley activities with kids
Wimberley Zipline has ten lines that offer breathtaking 15-mile views of the surrounding Hill Country.
Tours take about 2 hours and are led by trained guides that fit you with state-of-the-art equipment before taking flight. Children nine and up can take part, and reservations are required and can be made at https://www.wimberleyzipline.com/book-a-tour
Image Courtesy Wimberleyzipline