Natural wonders await in Wimberley, where the confluence of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River create a natural wonderland teeming with soaring trees, peaceful hikes and unique outdoor adventures. Protected parks gleam like jewels, while birding, star-gazing and hiking offer the opportunity to embrace your wild side and learn more about the Texas Hill Country’s fascinating natural environment.
Wimberley’s wildlife reflects a thriving environment that encompasses several different ecosystems. White-tail deer abound and a Mexican free-tail bat colony rivals the more famous one under the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin. Birders will be rewarded with a diverse array of resident species, including painted buntings, golden-cheeked warblers and a number of raptors. Located along the central North American flyway, Wimberley is a popular stopover during migration season. Far removed from the night-time glare of the big city, the stars in Wimberley are big and bright, making the area a popular destination for star-gazing.
Blue Hole Regional Park and Jacob's Well Natural Area are renowned for both their swimming holes (make reservations to ensure access) as well as their hiking trails and naturalist-led programs. Outdoor explorers also won't want to miss wandering at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, spotting wildlife at the Patsy Glenn Bird Refuge, strolling along the Cypress Creek Nature Trail and climbing Old Baldy for the spectacular views from the top.