October is here and the weather is finally starting to cool down, bringing our 2019 summer weather to a full close. Though it's almost winter, we still seem to be stuck with 90 degree days at least 2-3 days a week, allowing us some days to dress in sweaters and other days to swim in bikinis. Before the cold weather hits, you need to check out this hidden swimming hole in Austin that is filled with waterfalls and clear blue water called Lost Creek Swimming Hole.

You can enter the Lost Creek Trail from Lost Creek Blvd. The trail is about a 1.4-mile loop trail and it is perfect for all skill levels. You have to hike down the trail for about 20 minutes until you reach this incredible swimming spot. The trek there is worth the pleasure, and with the October weather rolling in, you could find yourself having the whole spot to yourself!

This swimming hole is truly one of a kind in Austin, with roaring falls you can swim under and crystal clear water. Visitors of this oasis all enjoy themselves under the Texas sun, where not too many people gather at the same time, hence how it is "hidden". The swimming hole is surrounded by lush trees and stony shores that will make you feel like you've escaped to a sunny paradise.

Even when the weather isn't super hot, this is the perfect trail to enjoy the sounds of flowing water over stony cliffs and to have a nice picnic out in nature with your boo. The short trip out here is absolutely worth it, and it's totally free to find. To really impress your non-local friends, you have to take them to this gorgeous spot. Just be sure to pick up after yourselves and keep the area clean at all times.

You can also bring your puppy friends with you on your voyage out here, but make sure they stay on a leash the whole time and you pick up after them!

Lost Creek Swimming Hole

Price: Free!

Address: Austin, Texas 78746

Why You Need To Go: This easy hike leads to one of the most beautiful hidden swimming holes in Austin. 


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