Cascade Cavern Falls, Texas

Cascade Cavern Falls at very low flow in December 2011

When you’ve visiting Cascade Cavern in central Texas, it’s unlikely that your focus will be on an underground waterfall…And yet it’s just really cool that there’s a waterfall underground in the middle of Texas. That’s not exactly where you would expect to find any falls.

The Cavern is impressive, and it’s hard not to enjoy the views. Along the way, you’ll see a salamander that is specific to this cave and just one other. You might also see a rare species of bat. At the end of the journey, you’ll enter a central “hall”, and at the end of that is Cascade Cavern Falls. Now, the photo isn’t really that great in the first place. It was hard to get a really good shot of the falls considering we had about 5 minutes at this point. To further complicate things, there wasn’t much water flowing at all. I’ve seen photos with more water, but drought in the area may have drastically reduced the flow. Oh well, it’s still a very cool place to visit!

Directions:

  1. Take exit #543 from US-10.
  2. Follow the signs to Cascade Cavern.
  3. There is an entrance fee. Pay the entrance fee and then enjoy the trip!

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy, most people should be able to do this)
Height: 40′
Length of Hike: 0.3 miles round-trip (?)

Where in the World is Cascade Cavern Falls?

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