Texas is known for its beautiful landscapes, and Wimberley is no exception. We may be a small community, but we boast several popular natural attractions in and around the city limits. Here are the top 5.
#1 Blue Hole
This is by far the most popular place to be in Wimberley, especially in the heat of the summer. The 126-acre park features 4.5 miles of trails, picnic areas, a community pavilion, playscape, basketball court, sand volleyball court, amphitheater, and of course the famous Blue Hole Swimming Area. The park is open year-round, but swimming in blue hole is limited to the designated swimming season and requires a reservation. This is because the city works hard to balance tourism with preservation and has to ensure that the park and all its natural beauty are around for us to enjoy for years to come. Learn more about the park and how to book reservations here: Blue Hole Regional Park.
#2 Jacob’s Well
In the heart of Wimberley Valley is an artesian spring known as Jacob’s Well. It serves as the headwaters for the Cypress Creek that runs along our property here at Creekhaven Inn. The Jacob’s Well Natural Area includes 81.5 acres of preserved native land with numerous trails in the “north 40” acres. The park is open year-round, but they currently aren’t allowing swimming in the well. In normal conditions reservations are required. Check for current guidelines and availability here: Jacob’s Well Natural Area.
#3 Mount Baldy
This beautiful spot is located just 2.5 miles from Wimberley Town Square and gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire valley. Located on over 4 acres, visitors can hike 218 rock steps to reach the peak of Mount Baldy and enjoy an unfettered view of Wimberley Valley. The park is open year-round and is a great way to work off lunch after eating at one of the many tasty spots on the square. Learn more and plan your visit here: Old Baldy Park.
#4 Patsy Glen Refuge
Did you know that Wimberley is a hot spot for bird lovers? One of those bird lovers, Patsy Glen, established a nature refuge and bird sanctuary for our feathered friends back in 2001. Visitors can see a whole array of wildlife, migrating birds, insects, and native plants on the nearly 2 acres site. They also offer educational materials, hiking trails, and soon will offer safe hideaways for dedicated birders to watch and photograph their favorite specimens. Learn more: Patsy Glen Refuge.
#5 Texas Wildflowers
Of course, one of the most well-known and most beautiful reasons to visit Texas in the spring and summer is the rolling swaths of wildflowers lining the highways and blooming in the fields across the state. We have our fair share of bluebonnets, Indian blankets, thistle, and other beauties gracing every artery in and around the city. If you aren’t in the mood to ramble, you can follow the maps published by the Willow City Loop which track the bluebonnets and other wildflowers to ensure maximum viewing pleasure. Learn more about Willow City Loop.
We also boast some very beautiful and relaxing natural sights around the inn. The wildflowers are blooming across the property and we keep adding quiet little nooks for guests to listen to the birds or watch the creek ramble by. You can use one of our kayaks to coast along Cypress Creek and take the scenic tour through town, or simply walk along the towering cypress trees shading the property. No matter what, you’ll have lots to see and explore on your next visit.