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Horseback Riding in Texas Hill Country

As you might expect, Texas Hill Country has plenty of stables where you can schedule trail rides in the scenic Texas countryside. We've listed a few of our favorite stables in this article. All are relatively close to Al's Hideaway, and all offer enjoyable rides at reasonable prices. Keep in mind that reservations at most of the businesses are required or strongly encouraged. If you'd like more information on horseback riding in our area, feel free to give us a call at your convenience. We'll be glad to help.

Juniper Hills Stables

  • Address: 9061 Bandera Creek Rd., Bandera, TX
  • Hours: Daily, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 23.5 miles

Juniper Hills Stables, located in Bandera, Texas, is an official guide service provider for the Hill Country State Natural Area. They have direct access from their 230-acre ranch to the Hill Country Natural Area and to over 50 miles of meandering trails. Trail rides are $50/hour, and can be from one to five hours. Longer rides give you the opportunity to explore parts of Texas Hill Country not open to the general public.

For safety reasons, the minimum age limit is 10 years old, and the maximum weight limit is 225 lbs. Riding double is not allowed.

Outlaw Outfitters

  • Address: 1102 Maple St, Bandera, TX
  • Hours: Daily, 7:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 13.8 miles

Outlaw Outfitters offers a number of unique horseback rides near Bandera, Texas. You can ride along the Medina River or through remote parts of Texas Hill Country. You can even schedule a sunset ride through the Hill Country State Natural Area. Horseback rides can be from one hour to six hours, depending on your needs. Prices vary, but are typically around $70/hour.

The minimum age for a rider is 6 years old, and the maximum weight is 230 lbs. Double riding is not permitted.

Cross G Ranch Trail Rides

  • Address: Bandera, TX
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (or daylight hours)
  • Distance from us: 14.0 miles (approx.)

Cross G Ranch Trail Rides is a 200-acre ranch in Bandera where you can enjoy private horse rides on professionally trained horses. The terrain their rides cover includes creeks, wooded areas, plateaus, hills, and valleys. The specific trails you'll follow will depend on your riding experience and ability. In addition, if you're an experienced rider, you'll have the option to trot and lope your horse.

Horseback rides at Cross G Ranch Trail Rides can be from one to three hours. Prices start at $70/hour. The minimum age is 6 and minimum height requirement is 48 inches. Note that you can't just drive up Cross G Ranch and expect to schedule a horse ride. This is a secluded, private ranch, and reservations are required for rides. 

Diamond C Stables

  • Address: 27030 Toutant Beauregard Rd, Boerne, TX
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Distance from us: 19.4 miles
Diamond C Stables, located near Boerne, Texas, is a family-oriented business that offers trail rides at very reasonable prices. All trail rides are one hour long and cost $50 per person. Each ride begins with a short introductory lesson in an arena then heads out to the ranch's open pastures. Diamond C Stables also offers horseback riding lessons for riders of all skill levels.

Each lesson is $50/hour per person. All trail riders must be at least seven years old, and no double riding is allowed. (Horseback riding lessons for 4-5 year old kids are available at $35 for 30 minutes.) Reservations are required.

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Cowboy Up

Enjoy the real Cowboy way. Learn to handle a Horse, throw a rope on a cow. Trail rides throw the Texas Hill Country, ride a real Texas Longhorn. If you want to learn to handle a horse rope a cow and have a cowboy experience call Valerie @ 210-438-2484
Outlaw Outfitters

For horseback riding Hill Country Natural area or Medina River area, Outlaw Outfitters can give you the real experience.

For 75 years, John T. Floore's Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends alike.

The Texas Hill Country has the best paved roads for Motorcycle riding that include breath taking views, elevation changes with sweeping curves and twisting roads. Al's Hideaway is not only Biker Friendly but we also ride, our park was built for Bikers by Bikers. If you would like to include a guided Motorcycle Tour as part of your stay please contact us at ​Groups Welcomed

Bandera City Park is located in beautiful downtown Bandera. Which offers fishing, swimming and picnic areas with BBQ pits.
Bandera county Park Medina lake

Check out the Medina County Park at Medina Lake. Known for fishing, boating, swimming, and scuba diving. You will find your whole day filled with activities at this beautiful park.

Lost Maples State Park is so vibrant in the fall but it is spectacular year-round. You will see wildflowers, steep canyon walls and the scenic Sabinal River. Bring your whole family to enjoy the beautiful vistas.

Cool off in the heat of the summer and float the Medina River. You can get your tube or kayak rentals and they will even shuttle you to different locations depending on how long you want to stay on the river.

Government canyon, Hill Country Natural area, Lost maples and Tunnel Sate park are close to us. You can bike, hike and ride horses etc.
Movie Land Animal

Camel rides, kangaroos and many other interesting animals to see.
San Antonio River Walk

Enjoy the San Antonio River Walk as you stroll the riverside paths bordered with beautiful trees, restaurants, hotels, shops and museums. Experience the rich history as you enjoy everything along the way.
SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld San Antonio you can experience so much more than you would think. You can enjoy the amazingly trained whales and dolphins and then you can go enjoy rides in the park or to to the water park to cool off. This is the perfect place to spend your day.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Check out Six Flags Fiesta Texas. They have all the great rides as well as a water park, live shows and events and shops and dining.

Enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and general wildlife viewing on the half-mile nature trail at The Tunnel State Park. The trail opens daily at sunrise and closes at 5 p.m. Bring drinking water, as no water is available in the park. Picnic tables are available. Restrooms are only open in the evenings during bat season (May to October).

No matter where you visit in Bandera County you will find clear skies, bright stars, stunning scenery and, most of all, friendly folks just waiting to swap stories and tall tales with you.

Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds.

The Frontier Times Museum is the trusted resource center for learning, historical research and information for Bandera County residents and visitors

Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the Motorcycle Museum displays machines from the 1910's to now and from all around the world. Come and check it out.
Cascade Caverns

Cascade Caverns is host to the albino Cascade Caverns Salamander (Eurycea latitans), unique solution domes, "chubby" stalactites, Eastern Pipistrelle bats, cliff and leopard frogs, as well as an underground waterfall and lake. So don’t forget your camera.
Cave Without a Name

The Cave Without a Name is filled with spectacular formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, delicate Soda Straws, Cave Drapery, magnificent Flowstones, Rimstone Dams, and more. Enjoy a tour of the six major rooms in comfort; 66 degrees year-round, easy walkways, brilliant lighting.

Bandera brewery has a tasty selection of locally brewed and carefully crafted beers. Each of their flavors is hand-picked including familiar tastes, new creations and seasonal favorites.

Fiesta Winery has some of the best tasting Texas Wine around. Uncork and expect a fiesta. You can go to a physical location and test six wines for only $20 so you know which bottles you want to take with you.

Sister Creek Vineyards use Bordeaux and Burgundy wine making techniques to produce their wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines.
Out of the way Cafe

Open Tuesday-Sunday 7 to 3, Out of the way Cafe provides a delicious breakfast lunch or dinner while serving the best coffee around. This is a very kid friendly place so come as a family.

Your night just got a lot better. Let the good times roll with live music and events the whole family is sure to love

The Old Forge serves only the choicest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables and their salad bar has only the freshest field greens and vegetables, made-from-scratch soups and baked potatoes. And don’t forget to try one of their fresh desserts

The Old Spanish Trail was used by the Conquistadors, who often followed routes established long ago by Native Americans. The O.S.T. Restaurant has been serving the dining needs of Bandera since 1921, making it the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Bandera County.

The Bandera General Store building is 108 years old – built in 1907. It has the original wood floors and the original tin tile ceiling. It has been a saddle shop, a feed store, an appliance store (word has it caskets were sold in the basement and during prohibition the cowboys drank beer and played cards on the empty caskets

Be sure to visit The Apple Store whenever you are in the area. The best dang Apple Pie and Apple Soft Serve Ice Cream EVER...
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