To reach Pedernales Falls State Park from US 290, take FM 2766 east (from Johnson City) or FM 3232 north (if coming from Austin), to Park Road 6026. Travel about three miles on Park Road 6026 to the park. Enter and stop at park headquarters for an entrance permit. Go to the swimming area and take the trail toward the river. At the bottom of the stairs, turn left.
Photographs by Mark Everett Weaver