Milton Reimer's Ranch Trail is a 12.4 mile loop trail located near Spicewood, TX. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
This trail system was so much fun! Don't be fooled by the "Easy" level. They have a series of trails in Milton Reimer's Ranch Park ranging from green (which was indeed very easy) to a supposed 15-20mi loop rated as advanced (black). They didn't feel that long at all though...but you could just loop it if you want to ride longer. The blues and blacks are a blast with some pretty technical portions intermixed with smooth trails. Worth it for me!
Very well managed and enjoyable hike with my family including a 4 year old. Would love to kayak there. Cleanest bathrooms ever seen at a park. Multiple pavilions and places to rest or picnic. Need cash to pay $10 entry.
Tried the intermediate section, it was challenging, this place had quite a bit of rock, 50%. Some of the challenge portion had some narly rocks, Swiss cheese rocks. It also has quite a bit of ledges and some drop offs. The part I call challenge is the climbs, the climbs are not very long, but I need improvement on my climbs. The trailhead starts at bottom as you climb 2 miles up to the top. If you notice the map it is up /down up /down up towards the top. We skipped the black diamond section. When you make it to the top if you go right past the fence line they have another blue section to do. Once to top , you ride down "the decent." Here you will get packed dirt, til this segment drops you in the novice section. Windy red dirt section that goes on for about 4 miles. The disappoint was that we did less than 10 miles, the MTB trails does not have that much trail options. If we had done the expert section that would have only been about 1 extra mile. The Internet and even the dumb sign at the trailhead have these misleading mileage numbers. Like 15 miles and the green (novice) part being 7 miles when it is only 4. Now maybe there were some unmarked trails we missed? But according to the mtb map they gave at the front center we did the map. Now, when the Internet says 17 miles of trails-- I think they are including equestrian trails and this multiuser trail that circles round the MTB trails hill. You can probably do the entire MTB part in 2 hrs or less. That was my only complaint, the misinformation.
Watch the directions, this park is not in Spicewood, search for the Reimer Ranch in Dripping Springs off Hamilton Pool Road. Wonderful hiking, beautiful lush with wildflowers in spring!
Did not have time to do any trail but the easy trail, map says it is 2 miles but really it is 4. They have 3 more trails increasing in difficulty. Went in early April, no crowds. Had very nice pavilions and restrooms. Best I have ever seen, but again you pay $10 per car. Totally worth it for the low crowds and nice facilities. Will try the other loops next time.
Had initially set out to go to the Hamilton Pool Preserve, but hadn't realized that they didn't allow dogs there. Had driven out to dripping springs so we went back a mile up the road to Milton Reimers Ranch. Park, which is "pet friendly". I went with my wife and two youngest kids we were able to hike some great trails, have a picnic and head down to the beach, which was both kid friendly and pet friendly. We will definitely head back here again. Would love to come back with our bikes and ride the main loop, which looked like a great ride.
Very enjoyable ride. Good variety of trail. Die decent flowing single track, rocky flight hills. With s few drops even a jump or two. The pump track at the end is fun too. Definitely going back
At the parking lot by the restrooms, there is a dirt trail that is not posted on the board map that shows the established trails. Take this unmarked trail through the tall grass. It leads to a rock wall with overhangs for rock climbing. There is a stream that you can hear that goes to Pedernales River. The trail has several paths that circle back to each other. With the embankment, rocks, and trees, the trails are diverse. It is a hike rather than a stroll through the park. There is a path that parallels the river. It will lead you to a path that goes straight up the embankment to a trail that goes to another parking lot with a restroom. Take the established dirt trail to the first restroom and parking lot. There are picnic tables next to the restrooms. A huge boulder is used by the young to jump into the river. You must jump far enough out from the boulder to clear the rocks in the water. You can walk across the river to get to the other side.
Water activities aren't nearly as exciting as Hamilton Pool or Pedernales State Park, but the park's trails are interesting and worth a hike.