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Parrie Haynes Ranch

Near: KilleenTX (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
50 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description Bring your horse and ride over 50 miles of marked trails on this 4500+ acre ranch just 60 miles north of Austin. You'll find winding trails through cattle pastures, cedar and oak trees and cross crystal clear streams. Some steep climbs and rocky areas afford gorgeous Hill Country views. The trails are suitable for novice or experienced riders, and buggies or wagons on the east and west sides. Water is available on trail. Visitors must provide their own horses and shoes are highly recommended.
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Campground The Equestrian Center, located atop a knob with gentle breezes and amazing views, is available year-round . The Equestrian Campground features twenty-six 30-amp electrical hookups. Campsites include water, RV electric and horse pens. Also available is the Cowboy Cabin which has a bunk-bed, kitchen area and AC unit. Primitive camping is also available in the Equestrian Center, or chose a remote campsite for your outdoor adventure. Facility has vaulted toilets. Campfires are permitted in certain areas when weather conditions allow. Large groups can rent the Clubhouse complete with a commercial kitchen, tables with seating for 50 people, an indoor meeting room and covered patio. The Equestrian Center is accessible 24 hours a day. Campsites and parking for day riding is located on Maxdale Road. Trail maps are available at the self-serve iron ranger. For reservations contact the Parrie Haynes Ranch. Prices per rig: •Overnight: ◦Primitive Camping $10.00 nightly (fee includes day riding) ◦Electric, Water & Pens $12.00 nightly (fee includes day riding) •Day Riding $10.00 NOTE: Water is well-water, technically NON-POTABLE by state law, but residents say they drink it all the time.
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Texas Parks and Wildlife

Killeen, TX
Directions Parrie Haynes Ranch is centrally located within 3-4 hours of the Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio metropolitan areas, one hour north of Austin, and 13 miles south of Killeen. Step 1: •Traveling from Waco I-35S, take Hwy 190 west at Belton. In Killeen turn south on Hwy 195 for about 13 miles, then turn right on FM 2670. If you cross the Lampasas River Bridge you have gone too far. Go 3.7 miles and take right on North Maxdale Road •Traveling from Austin I-35N, take Hwy 195 north (exit 266) & drive for 24 miles, traveling through Florence and crossing the Lampasas River, then turn left on FM 2670. Go 3.7 miles and take right on North Maxdale Road. Step 2: •PHR East Unit is located at 13816 North Maxdale Road – The multi use entrance is 2.2 miles straight on North Maxdale Road, on the left past the main ranch entrance. The entrance to the camp is through the second set of double silver gates. Proceed down the paved road until you come to the iron ranger. Payment is required before parking. •PHR West Unit is located at 201 Gann Branch Road - The main entrance is the first left onto Gann Branch Rd. Travel on Gann Branch Rd for 2 miles until you come to the entrance at the gate, you must obtain a code for entrance. To proceed, take a left at the 'T' in the road and follow this for about 1/2 mile. The Hilltop Complex office will be the first building on your right.
This information was provided by Horse Campers on 2/4/2011 1:17:10 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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