$10 per vehicle/day use only
• Picnic tables
• Rock climbing
(512) 854-PARK (7275)
• Hours: 8 a.m. to dark
Reimer's Ranch is a wonderful
MTB excursion from Austin. Only about 40 minutes southwest of town on
Hamilton Pool Road, the ranch offers both mountain biking and rock climbing
access, but also has Lake Travis access if you continue past the parking
lot. Great place for a picnic.
There are several loops on the ranch for different skill levels. From beginner and intermediate to Sport class, Expert, Race and Triple Black Diamond. You are able to pick and choose which loop you want to ride at the parking lot entrance to the trailhead, but since the loops intersect often throughout the ranch, if you decide to do a little exploring, you can change up the pace by picking a new loop whenever you want to.
All of the loops offer enough sandy singletrack to make them a lot of fun and a great place to break in that new rig. The more advanced loops offer ramps, jumps, climbs and descents of varying technical difficulties. On the Expert and Black Diamond loops there are several runs with small jumps in the path (the downhill run on the back of the Expert loop will get you airborne 6 times in rapid succession with little to no pedaling required) and a 3 foot huck into a dry stream bed that comes up on you rather quickly after exiting some singletrack through some oaks that'll make you glad you brought your nimble bike with you.
Bring plenty of water and a helmet, both are required by park regulations. There is no potable water on site. 100 oz or more are recommended. The trail surface is mostly sandy singletrack with some red sand near the back of the park. The trails run through grassland, oaks, cedars, rocks, arroyos and cactus. Stay on the trail as the cactus and mesquite will quickly make use of your patch kit or spare tubes. A really great trail system with plenty of variety and, depending on the loop(s) you choose to ride, allows you to always find something new to do on the track.