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Take a Hike on Old Baldy Trail

The Texas Hill Country, with its hot summers and gorgeous landscape, is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of post-COVID craziness, and the best way to start your vacation is to hike Old Baldy Trail, formerly known as Prayer Mountain.

But Old Baldy is just the beginning, click the button below to take advantage of our free itinerary so you’ll never have a dull moment in the Texas Hill Country!

The History of Old Baldy

The Old Baldy Trail and hill has an interesting history. Once the home and leisure place for settlers, the 1,182-foot hilltop was cleared out in the 1950s when some long-time residents put in a dance floor, a jukebox, and 218 steps. This gave the hill its signature “bald” look and inspired its name. The steps and half the dance floor can still be found to this day, and it’s become a sort of tradition for locals to come up with their own new additions for the beloved hill.

In 2014, Old Baldy was set to be sold, but Wimberley locals raised the funds to purchase the landmark and keep it open to the public for generations to come. 

Take your family with you on this fun and interesting hike – enjoy the walk and the views, spend some quality time together, check out all the new additions to this local favorite, and maybe even add one of your own!

Old Baldy Park and Surrounding Area

The Old Baldy Trail is arguably the most notable landmark in the Wimberley Valley and is located just 2.5 miles from Cypress Creek Cottages. The climb is worth the effort, rewarding those who ascend its steps with a panoramic view of the Hill Country below. It’s an amazing perch to watch the sun rise and set over the area’s majestic hills.

Old Baldy is also located near the Wimberley Town Square, where you can enjoy local food, drinks, and shopping before heading back to your cottage. 

Check out more great Texas Hill Country hikes here!

After Your Hike, Relax in a Private Cottage!

Once you’ve finished your beautiful hike, it’s less than ten minutes to Cypress Creek Cottages!  Choose from 12 private cottages – each cottage has a private deck/patio, grill, and hot tub.

Complete with a full kitchen, living room, and bedrooms, you’ll feel pampered after those long, glorious days hiking through the beautiful Texas Hill Country. All cottages offer access to the Cypress Creek with several cottages located directly on the creek. Take a look at our availability and book your Wimberley hiking getaway!

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