Guided Hike -- Summer Sunrise Hike at Doeskin Ranch

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Doeskin Ranch Trailhead
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  • Guided hike on Doeskin Ranch

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Start your Summer weekend off on the right foot with a hike at Doeskin Ranch!


Take a walk in nature with a couple of naturalists, bring your questions, your camera and your binocs!  Join us for guided hike at Doeskin Ranch on RR 1174. We will focus on birds, plants and insects and take plenty of time to enjoy being out in nature. We start with an easy hike along the 0.6 mile Creek Trail.  The trail leads us through grasslands, and along the north end of the creek.  You’ll see lots of diverse habitat and plants.  Then if you’re up for it, you can continue to hike with us south along the creek, up the hill, circling the ridge along the Rim Rock Trail.  It’s a total of 2.2 miles with lovely hill country views through old growth cedar and oak savanna. 

START TIME: Our Summer Sunrise hikes begin at 7 AM so that we can beat the Texas heat! This hike will begin promptly at 7 AM.

EQUIPMENT: As always, wear appropriate shoes, bring plenty of water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Due to slippery rocks on the trail, hiking poles are also highly recommended.

PHONE RECEPTION: Some phone-based GPS’ will not work in this area. A printable/downloadable map can be found here.

GROUP SIZE: Registration is limited to 15 participants for this hike.

WEATHER ADVISORY & OTHER CANCELLATIONS: Texas is currently experiencing extreme heat conditions. In the event that we need to cancel due to extreme weather or other unforeseen conditions you will be notified via email before 6:00 AM on the day of the hike. PARTICIPANT CANCELLATIONS: Our hikes are popular and often have wait lists, if you need to cancel, we ask that you try to do so at least 48 hours in advance so that a wait-list participant is notified in adequate time to be able to join us on the trail!

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