Hamilton Pool is probably the best place you can visit while in Dripping Springs, Texas. No wonder it ranks in pole position among the top Dripping Springs sight seeings.
If i would have to describe it in a word, that would be WOW !! A great place if you are looking for a cool spot during the hot summer days in Texas. The landscape surrounding the place is just breath taking and i would advise you to definitely take your camera with you. This place is just like paradise on Earth, with clear waters, deep in some points and with outstanding small waterfalls.
Due its popularity, there are many times that it gets over crowded, and if late you may end up waiting even for more than two hours in many cases. They only allow a maximum number of 225 people at a time and when it gets full you simply have to wait until someone else leaves, first come first serve basis in other words. We did take with us some cooler bags where we had a couple of bottles of waters and some fruits to keep us refreshed during our stay there. You should keep in mind that after leaving your car you should walk downhill, and unfortunately up hill when returning, an estimated distance of 1/4 mile. Do take with you only what is necessary,and of course sunscreen, hat and good grab walking shoes are essential.
I would advise you to be there before 9 in the morning, actually the earlier the better. Be aware, that sometimes the place may be closed due to high percentage of bacteria, therefore it would be nice to contact with the people responsible for the place in order to avoid getting there and not being able to enter !!
It may be a little bit difficult to actually get there, but believe me...when you do...you will understand from the very first moment why people talk about it with the warmest words!!!