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Announcing Jester King Nature Trail

“We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ― Aldo Leopold, Author of "A Sand County Almanac"

Our new, two-mile nature trail is officially open! We worked hard in 2020 to clear the trail and create signage for all of our guests to enjoy. Come on out and enjoy the trail through our natural landscape 8am-dusk daily. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as the terrain is uneven in some areas.

Take a look at the video below to get a sneak peek of the trail before your next visit!

In 2015, Jester King took its first major stride into land conservation by purchasing 58 acres around the brewery. This move not only protected the natural beauty surrounding the brewery, but led to a nascent farm growing a few fruits and vegetables.

In 2018, we purchased an additional 107 acres of land including the facilities now known as Jester King Kitchen and the Hall at Jester King.

Expanding our trail system provides the opportunity for our guests and community to enjoy and appreciate the natural landscapes of the Texas Hill Country that surrounds and energizes us.

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Hiking Etiquette

Proper hiking etiquette helps instill respect for other trail users, and it promotes stewardship of the land. These are a few guidelines that will help you have a safe, fun, and relaxing time while on our trails.

When in doubt about something just remember the "golden rule" — treat other trail users how you want to be treated, and respect the wildlife and lands.

  • Make yourself known. When you encounter other hikers and trail users, offer a friendly “hello” or a simple head nod. This helps create a friendly atmosphere on the trail.
  • Stay on the trail. Don’t step off trail unless when yielding. Going off trail can damage certain plant or animal species, and can impact the ecosystems that surround the trail.
  • Please practice 'Leave No Trace' principles. Leave rocks and vegetation where you find them for others to enjoy.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Keep you and any members of your group safe, and help keep our wildlife and their habitats safe and healthy.
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Trail FAQs

What hours can the trails be accessed?

  • Daily 8am-dusk

Are reservations required to access the trail?

Reservations are not required for the trail or to buy beverages to enjoy on the trail. We have plenty of cans available to go. Please note: To dine onsite at a picnic table, a reservation is needed. Book your spot in advance here.

Can guests access the trail prior to their dining reservation?

Yes guests can access the trail between 8am-dusk.

Are dogs allowed and are there trash cans on or near the trail to dispose of pet waste?

Yes well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Please pick up your dog's waste and dispose of properly. Trash cans at the start and finish of the trail.

Are masks required?

Face masks are not required on the trail. Please be sure to physically distance and bring your mask to wear in common areas near other guests or staff.

ARE BIKES ALLOWED?

No bikes are allowed on the trails at this time.

IS the trail accessible for STROLLERS?

The trail is intermediate level with rough terrain on the east portion. We recommend our inner loop Farm Trail for level terrain.

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Trail Team Lead: Farmer Sean "Peppy" Meyer

Signage Artwork: Joshua Cockrell and Katie Ross

Photo and Video Credit: Granger Coats

“Take only memories, leave only footprints” Chief Seattle, Duwamish Tribe