I’ve lived in the Texas Hill country for about six years now.
Woah, six years? That flew by.
Anywho. Even though I’ve been here for a while there are a good handful of landmarks and natural areas that I haven’t made it to.
One of which is Jacob’s Well.
It is a natural spring and one of the longest underwater caves in Texas. (read: creepy, deep, and dangerous) This precious spot has been a treasure of this area for long before any of us where here, feeding the surrounding creeks and swimming areas as well as being a killer swimming hole that has been enjoyed for a very long time.
It was so nice to go out and be in the sunshine. Jacob’s Well is in Wimberley so the drive took about 15 to 20 minutes plus a little hike in from the parking area. (I bought some Chacos the next day, I will not be hiking in flip flops again) We came prepared with towels, a blanket, and a few books. Take note, dogs and alcohol are not allowed as this is now a protected area and both can disrupt the natural ecosystem of the water!
If you’re looking for a day trip, I highly recommend heading to Wimberley to catch some sun and a swim then wander the cute shops in the downtown area. There are plenty of gift shops, a sweet pet supply, a few bistros etc… all in short walking distance from each other. You can park and walk around all the local spots.
It was already kind of late by the time we got back to the square so we just stopped for froyo at The Wooden Spoon, which was surprisingly good by froyo standards. Not icy or sugary, just creamy and delicious.
The even have a back porch to overlook the water. Froyo. Sunshine. River. We’ll be back, Wimberley!