Pedernales Falls is one of my favorite parks in the Central Texas area. Even when it's packed, it's easy to find the right trail to get some solitude. There are 20+ miles of trails in the park, and they wind through beautiful Texas hill country landscapes.
A couple weeks ago, Springer and I ventured out to Pedernales Falls to go hiking. We got the last parking spot at the trailhead, and chose a 9.3-mile long loop (Springer's longest hike to date!) that would take us down the Juniper Ridge trail and back up to the parking lot via one of the Equestrian loop trails. Springer was the perfect hiking partner, at least until she smelled a horse for the first time!