The Blue Hole LbNA # 66444
|Placed Date||Jan 23 2014|
|Location||Blue Hole Regional Park, Wimberley, TX|
|Last Update||Apr 27 2014|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 600 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: brown, blue & green
The Blue Hole has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming, camping, and enjoying nature along spring-fed Cypress Creek, often being named one of Texas’ top ten swimming holes. The area was originally owned by John Dobie, who sold it to an Austin partnership group with plans for private development. In 2003, the Village of Wimberley completed negotiations to acquire the property for public use development and engaged the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to develop a master plan for the park. This resulted in the creation of Blue Hole Regional Park with an improved Cypress Creek swimming area, nature trails, primitive camping, playgrounds and athletic playing fields.
From downtown Wimberley go east on Old Kyle Rd to Blue Hole Lane just before jct with FM 3237. Turn left and enter Blue Hole Regional Park, bend left and park in lot for swimming area.
Walk to entrance building but go right on sidewalk with wood rail toward Way Family Trail & Overlook. Continue as it turns to gravel then go left at jct toward overlook. At next jct go straight on Bluff Trail past amphitheater to overlook and enjoy view of the Blue Hole. Go right uphill to join the Nature Trail and go left 78 steps to jct at stone cairn. Continue straight 30 steps to another cairn, then 6 more steps. Go left off trail 15 steps to multi-trunk cedar tree with minibox within trunks on back side under a rock and needles.