Reimers’ Ranch Park
There are three types of places in my world:
1. Places I’ve never been.
2. Places that I’m happy to have visited once.
3. Places I’m happy to go back to again and again.
Even on the micro scale of ‘Places in and around Austin, Tx” this list is valid; each trip back to the area presents endless options for cafes and hikes and museums and Mexican food. Only a handful of spots have been impressive enough to make multiple return hikes, but Reimers’ Ranch Park is right at the top of that list.
The first time I visited this park it felt like some sort of undiscovered paradise, even after only walking a couple miles of trail down the Pedernales River. Coming back a second it was certainly busier, but also offered the opportunity to see rock climbers galore and a handful of families out for dayhikes.
Next up? I suppose I’ll have to come back sometime other than November and December so that I can check out what this beach is all about. With any luck, it’ll be just another excuse to keep coming back to Reimers’ Ranch!
Reimers’ Ranch Park is just down the road from the incredibly popular Hamilton Pool, but gets just a fraction of the number of visitors. There are trails for biking, hiking, and horse riding; as well as quite a few routes for rock climbing. The $10 / car entry fee is also good for any of the Travis Country parks, including Hamilton Pool if you decide to wait in the line.