Formerly a working ranch, the 64-acre park is now managed by the City of Dripping Springs and includes a handful of trails for walking and biking through a mix of ecological regions. The easy 1-mile loop weaves mostly through savanna grassland and Juniper and Oak woodlands. In the center of the park is a Solstice Circle and Walk of Peace, created by Lucy Reed Hibberd, the original landowner. The Solstice Circle is a great place to enjoy a few minutes of peace and solitude before returning to the well-maintained trails.
Most notable known for the large, equine/rodeo arena that hosts a variety of events, the Dripping Springs Ranch Park is also home to some great, easy to moderate hiking trails. The Park’s trail system is ideal for hiking and horse trail riding and is a little over 5-miles roundtrip. The trail opens to prairies with blankets of windflowers in the spring and a variety of native grasses during the summer and fall.