At 268,581-square miles, Texas is big. And much like everyone’s favorite comedy-action hero, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, there is absolutely no denying that its colossal size also comes with equally colossal beauty. If you’ve spent enough time in Texas, you’ve probably already experienced some of the Lone Star’s natural allure via trendy spots like the Guadalupe River, Barton Springs and Hamilton Pool, and the bluebonnet-blanketed Texas Hill Country. But what about the lesser-known places, where stunning waterfalls and majestic caverns sit undisturbed by the endless tromping of tourist feet?
Have you visited these straight-up-gorgeous, under-the-radar gems that seemed to have slipped through the cracks of statewide fame? Okay fine. Maybe you can’t answer that yet because you haven’t scrolled down, but read on, discover the gems (we’re talking waterfalls, lush lakes, and majestic caverns), and get ready to explore.