Pedernales Falls - Wolf Mountain Trail
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Distance: 7.50 Miles
My wife and I did this one just last week...our first real hike since we took up this hobby and my first real hike in probably 25 years. We enjoyed it greatly and the views are well worth the effort, especially around the 5 mile point where you look out over the valley below. More seasoned hikers probably will scoff at my suggestion that the trail is rather rugged and difficult in some places and when we chose to take the branch of the trail over towards the primitive camping area, the trail deteriorates into several footpaths and it makes finding your way out a little less clear than I like. That said, we had no problems. Be aware though that the little map they give you at the ranger HQ isnt really adequate for hiking extended distances here and a couple of times we found the trail and the map to be in totally opposite agreement. It would probably be best to use GPS for this if you are at all unsure. The remains of the old stone house were interesting as was the extensive remains of the rock wall. I was really pleased to see that previous visitors didnt pocket the artifacts they came across and instead, piled them up on the walls of the house so that others could see them. While we were there, we added to it by finding several iron nails, colored glass and some fragments of china. We are definately going back to do this one again.