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Bandera, TX

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I've ridden at HCSNA for years. It's a fantastic place to ride and can accommodate all levels of riders. The trails are marked by number and difficulty. You are given a map when you check in. The pasture trails (2A, 2B,2C) are dirt and grass. The first half of trail 1 is easy. All the rest of the trails require boots or shoes because of various combinations of packed caliche, gravel, and rock. Most trails are fairly level or with some hills plus areas of stepping up/down rock shelves. But there are also trails out there where you need to ride a mountain goat to get up them! The views are fantastic and the riding is wonderful. You can easily spend a whole weekend out there and only do a few trails. This is a great place to ride. For camping, there is a limited amount of camp spots so reservations are required. There are two lodges/cabins that can be rented. The biggest one comes with a house, barns, pens, corrals, paddocks, several pastures, and an arena. Cost is only $500 for the whole weekend so if you come with a group, it is easy to split the cost between everyone.
Reviewed by: debdemer on 10/31/2017 1:48:44 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 9/11/2017 Hometown: San Antonio, tx

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We went to Bandera Group Lodge and had blast the lodge was really nice the arena was dragged for us and the rangers are the tops, could not have asked for a nicer group.
Reviewed by: Tammy on 6/9/2009 7:36:07 PM
Experience: Intermediate Ride Date: 5/22/2009 Hometown: Burnet, TX

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Just returned from a week of camping and riding. Really beautiful! Great trails. Trails are marked for difficulty which is great. We will go back soon. Could improve campsite with running water and electric. Highly recommend!!!
Reviewed by: Donna on 6/3/2009 6:12:24 PM
Experience: Expert Ride Date: 5/16/2009 Hometown: Coldspring, TX

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Highly recommend shoes on horses! There are a few easy trails for beginners and barefoot horses but most are rocky and steep for experienced riders and shod horses. New views - which means few trees - so hot riding in the summer.
Reviewed by: Royce on 10/30/2007 6:16:16 AM
Experience: Not Specified Ride Date: 10/30/2007 Hometown: Blue Ridge, TX