Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool is a gorgeous swimming hole located just a short 45 minute drive from Austin to Dripping Springs, but its breathtaking natural beauty makes you feel like you’re so far from home. This gem of a pool is actually a collapsed grotto with beautiful blue-green water, surrounded by awesome rock formations and also boasts a 50-foot waterfall that is the ideal spot to stand under and feel refreshed by cool water washing over you. Hamilton Pool Preserve also has numerous hiking trails where you can spy rare plant species or birds such as Golden Cheek Warblers and Cliff Swallows. It’s really an amazing place to check out with the family.

This amazing pic is from the Hamilton Pool Preserve. It is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas off Highway 71.

Since the 1960s, Hamilton Pool has been a popular summer swimming spot for Austin visitors and residents. Hamilton Pool Preserve consists of 232 acres (0.94 km2) of protected natural habitat featuring a jade green pool into which a 50-foot (15 m) waterfall flows. This scene has been used to create some of the most beautiful images of nature.

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