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Reimers Ranch Park
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ViolinGirl3
Lake Charles, LA23 contributions
Family
We went to Reimers because Hamilton Pool was already booked, but boy are we glad we did! This place is incredible! Took the trailhead behind the restrooms at the first parking area and hiked down Climbers Canyon and it was like being transported to another world. Amazing rock formations and caves to explore. The hike along the Pedernales River was also lovely and we had to stop and wade a bit. Wish we had had time to explore the entire park! It was well cared for with great signage and trails. Don’t miss it!
Written March 14, 2020
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Natasha G
20 contributions
Couples
This is by far my favorite hiking trail. I felt like I got a touch of rock climbing out of it by hiking the lower river area. We will def be back! Trail wasn’t long enough but we still had a great time
Written December 13, 2020
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4thdoug
97 contributions
I love this place! It is a hidden gem just outside Austin. It's never too crowded, has beautiful views and wonderful trails and the Perdenales River runs right through it. You can fish, swim, hike, walk, climb, ride bikes, ride horses, etc.
Written July 9, 2018
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RogerReady3
Austin, TX209 contributions
Couples
Reimers is owned by Travis County and if you are a senior citizen like me, you can get in free along with everyone else in your car. The park rangers are as nice and informative as you will ever find anywhere. The park is for the adventurous. Do not expect mowed grass. This is a wild place where crazy people come to scale cliffs and race mountain bikes. There are some gravel trails that are flat and have fun informational markers about local plants and animals. The facilities are top notch with clean modern bathrooms. By the way the views are gorgeous with expansive vistas of the Pedernales River. There are some rough trails for the adventurous and they are indeed rough. This is not a boardwalk. Be careful because there are cliffs, snakes and other outdoorsy dangers.
Written September 10, 2014
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Art C
Dripping Springs, Texas, United States49 contributions
Friends
Reimers Ranch has it all, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking. All day activities at the ranch. Close to Hamilton Pool. If you are the outdoors type this place will fill your need for adventure! Highly recommend
Written September 6, 2017
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MyZiggyMan
Austin, TX499 contributions
Couples
We packed a picnic and hit Reimers Ranch Park on a beautiful, sunny day. It was breezy and about 60F and perfect. First, we went to the far end of the park, parked and hiked the trails near the turkey meadows. While we didn't see turkeys, the views of the meadow, rock climbing canyons and river were beautiful. Trails in this area are about 3' wide, crushed granite, and mostly flat so they're an easy walk for any age. You do need to watch for washed out areas of the path after a rain, though. It can create deep ditches in the crushed granite pathways.

Next, we walked down the rustic trail to the picnic grounds overlooking the river. This trail was steeper, more narrow, and dirt/mud. Very young children and very elderly adults may have trouble with these paths. If so, there is a rustic dirt & rock road that can be driven on during dry weather. No parking is allowed on this road, but when it's dry, you are allowed to drive it to unload passengers and supplies. After that, you must drive back up the hill and park vehicles in the paved lots. After walking this road, I'd only recommend driving it if you have a pickup truck or 4-wheel drive.

At the end of the picnic area, there is a paved turn around area, so if needed, you could unload people and supplies there. It's a short walk past the gate to the picnic tables and a path down to a sand bar for swimming. If you go the opposite direction at the turn around, there is a short paved road down to the bank, but the river access here is more rocky than sandy.

There are multiple rock buildings at several parking areas. These are restrooms with running water, flush toilets (not pit toilets), and water fountains. Some provided shaded picnic tables, as well. All lots are paved, which makes access to most of the trails easily accessible for all.

Be sure to stop at the overlooks. A long rock wall and crushed granite path take you out to the cliff top for stunning views of the Pedernales River. The day we were there, the sky was perfectly clear and a stunning blue, which reflected on the water. It really was stunning. The area around the overlook is flat and easily accessible. There are also picnic tables and restrooms in this area.

Behind these restrooms, just past the rock wall, is a small but beautiful canyon that runs down to the river. You must sign a waiver with the ranger at the entrance hut to hike the canyon, but once you have that in hand, it's worth a hike down. The views are lovely, with fern grottos, multiple caves and overhangs, areas of thick ferns, and running water most of the time. Be forewarned that it can be tricky in multiple spots, as well as slick along the rocks. It can be dangerous, as the signs warn.

Suggestions:
1. Pack a picnic. It's a great place to hang out for the day.
2. Pack water, sunscreen, bug spray & sunglasses.
3. Take the map offered at the entrance if you're a first timer.
4. If you plan to swim, be cautious with the currents & rocks.
5. If you're a bird lover, pack your binoculars and bird books.
6. Bike trails are most suitable to mountain bikes, not street bikes.
7. If you take your dogs, please clean up after them.
Written February 9, 2016
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JayDee3333
United States92 contributions
Friends
Have been here several times and we like to take out-of-state friends because they can't believe it is Texas. Suggest hiking along the cliff climbing canyon trail. You can go in and out in 15 minutes, or walk along the whole thing in about an hour. Especially fun on a nice weekend when you can sit and watch the climbers from a seat under a huge cypress tree.
Written March 25, 2015
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Shelby S
College Station, TX5 contributions
Friends
It was quite a hike to the beach and back;however, there were few people there and very relaxing. The water felt great, and it was clean. It’s $10 to get in (per car), and they accept cash only.
Written June 3, 2019
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MyZiggyMan
Austin, TX499 contributions
Couples
We love to visit Reimers on a beautiful day. It's a great place to hike, given that some trails are flat & easy, and some are more steep, rocky, or strenuous. There are also biking trails, horse trails, picnic areas, places to fish on the Pedernales River, and restrooms with running water (bonus!).

Tips:
Bring lots of water on warm/hot days and wear a hat & sunscreen on sunny days.

Bring bug spray during mosquito season (spring through fall).

The driveway down to the river at the far end of the park is for unloading only. No parking is allowed down by the river, with the exception of 2 disabled spots. This driveway is often gated & locked, which limits it to pedestrians only.

Closer to the main parking lot & river overlook, there are several large bee colonies in the cliff face. Very interesting to see honey seeping from the rock walls, but beware if you're allergic.

Entrance fees went up January 1st, and entry is by cash only. They do not accept cards of any kind.

Use caution when swimming, especially with small children & pets. Hidden drop-offs and swift currents can be dangerous, especially after a good rain.
Written February 4, 2018
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wjwils
75 contributions
Couples
Wear hiking boots or swim shoes to get the most out of rocky shores and trails. The trail looks so easy in some places but then... it can get tricky. The river canyon makes for steep inclines to the water. Really neat!
easy parking and clean restrooms
Written November 21, 2017
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