At least once in your lifetime, you should visit one of the most beautiful places on earth…Hamilton Pool.
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a recreational destination, with unparalleled natural beauty.
But if you don’t have a reservation, don’t even try to drive all the way. You need to make a reservation well in advance (we’re talking a month or two). So you have to plan. Also it is not guaranteed that when you get there you would be able to swim in the pool, but it does make for spectacular photo opportunities and it still is well worth a visit.
The pool is situated on about 232 acres of nature park. You’ll need a minimum of at least 1 Hour to explore. We would suggest more.
Take time to just be…
“Hamilton Pool is known as a collapsed grotto. The overlying limestone is more resistant to erosion than the underlying rock. During flood events the lower rock gets eroded more than the rock above. Eventually this causes a large overhang that is immediately obvious to visitors at the pool. As the erosion process continues, the overhang will eventually collapse and the process will begin again, with the waterfall moving upstream a little with each collapse. This erosional process has been occurring for roughly 100,000 years, with the waterfall moving up the canyon roughly three-quarters of a mile in that time.”
Also read more about visiting the San Antonio River Walk.