This pristine parkland, open space and reserve land in western Travis
County with almost 3 miles of continuous frontage along the Pedernales
River is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis
The Reimers Ranch parcel is already well known and well loved by many
park users. The sizeable Central Texas rock-climbing community views
Reimers Ranch as a destination with world-class rock climbing. The
active local mountain biking community likewise enjoys Reimers Ranch’s
over 18 miles of trails through the classic Central Texas landscape.
Local anglers have come to Reimers’ for generations to fish for white
bass in the Pedernales River. The Pogue Springs Preserve/Hogge Reserve
component of the land acquisition is less known but equally spectacular
with Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the
Texas Hill Country.
During this field outing our instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map the proper use of your compass and how to put the two together. You'll learn about magnetic north true north and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals you'll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This hands on course is a great introduction to outdoor navigation and map reading!
Tickets to REI Backcountry Navigation Event
Reimers Ranch Park has a $10/vehicle entry fee October-April and
$15/vehicle May-September. You can use your park pass at any other
Travis County park that day. Camping is not available. For REI Rock
Climbing classes, you will meet the instructors at the North Bank
parking lot, which is the last parking lot on the park road. For Map
& Compass classes, meet the instructors at the Mountain Biking
parking lot. For questions, please email Austin-OS@rei.com or call
512-482-3357 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.