A guide to the North Trail of Dripping Springs

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Stop off for a hike or check out an action-packed event at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park before you make your way over to Solaro Estate Winery and vineyards for a tasting of some excellent Texas wines. After your wine tasting, relax at Treaty Oak Distilling for some tasty cocktails and finsih off your tour with some scenic hill country views.
a dirt path weaving through a field of bluebonnets


Stop by the Dripping Springs Ranch Park on just about any weekend and you will find the 166,000 square foot facility alive with entertainment. From home & garden shows, to rodeos, and livestock shows, the Dripping Springs Ranch Park is a bustling event center that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Beyond the event center, visitors will find an outdoor playground, miles of hiking and biking trails as well as equestrian trails. The beautiful 110-acre park is nestled amidst rolling hills, seasonal creeks and ponds with wide open spaces for numerous leisure activities and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Two women holding a glass of wine in the Solaro Estate Winery


Nestled in the cascading hills of the Hill Country, off the beaten path is Solaro Estate Winery. Known for its laid-back atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, Solaro Estate has been a working agricultural farm in the Solaro family since 1909. An afternoon at the Estate is best spent sipping some of their wines out on the patio that overlooks the expansive vineyard. Head out to the tasting pavilion where you can sample the wines that have been hand selected by Solaro Estate winemakers. They also offer a walking educational tour of the estate and the gorgeous vineyards, as well as a personalized tour where you will learn about the wine making process in the production setting. The tour includes a private tasting in their barrel tasting room. You can visit Solaro Estate winery any day of the week; Sunday -Thursday: 11am – 5pm or Friday through Saturday from 11am – 6 pm .


If you're needing a sweet treat, swing by Abby Jane Bakeshop before heading over to Treaty Oak, they're right next to each other! Abby Jane Bakeshop was started by Abby Love, a Louisiana native and 12-year veteran of the restaurant and baking industry. A locally owned bakery committed to the use of stone-milled, heritage flours in all their baked goods. There is even a nine-foot window from the bakery into the mill means when you come to get your latte and morning bun, you can sip leisurely while watching the millers doing their hard work. (Seriously, they love it. Do it.)
Expect crusty sourdough breads, slices of quiche, and an array of sandwiches, in addition to flaky croissants and seasonal treats. Plus, our cafe bar offers a full coffee menu alongside loose-leaf tea, and other local beverages. Every now and again, we fire up our wood oven for a weekend of pizza perfection. And we're always taking on custom cake and catering orders.
An assortment of cocktails and bottle of alcohol on a bar at Treaty Oak Distilling


Treaty Oak Distilling is a place you’ll want to stay for a while. Tucked away in the hill country, located on twenty-eight acres is Treaty Oak Ranch which is home to the distillery, the gift shop and the Ghost Hill restaurant. Named after the massive and majestic 500-year-old oak that symbolizes strength and longevity, the ranch is a family and dog friendly destination. Treaty Oak Distillery selects the best ingredients for their selection of beers, and spirits that include bourbon, rum, and gin. Open Thursday through Sunday, there’s a little something for everyone - a gift shop, tasting room, artisan cocktails on tap, yard games, a kids play area, and live music every weekend. Stop by Alice's Restaurant on the ground - it houses a full bar and kitchen and serves up delicious Texas inspired meals all weekend long. The menu includes BBQ, snacks, fresh salads, roasted veggies and well as kid friendly fare. They also offer a 45-minute tour of the distillery where you can learn all about the production process from the Treaty Oak distillers. Tours cost $15 per person. Pack up the kiddos and head out to Dripping Springs and Treaty Oak Distilling for an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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