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Explore the Land of Mo-Ranch

Recreation

Outdoor Activities

Explore the adventure of the Hill Country with an abundance of land and water recreation, outdoor education programs, nature, hiking trails and much more.

Outdoor activities include our high and low ropes course with activities such as scaling a 35-foot climbing wall, zipping down our 480-foot zip line, archery and rappelling off the catwalk. For additional information and reservations for our high and low ropes course activities, click here. The ropes course is available to groups of eight or more. Advanced reservations are required.

Volley Ball-Sports

Sports & Activities

Exciting sports activities include basketball, tennis, sand volleyball, disc golf, soccer, kickball, softball, ping-pong, horseshoes, gaga ball and more! Click here for an overview map of the property. Please contact our guest services department at extension 221 to discuss our basic sports equipment. No reservations or fees are required, but use of the facilities are first come, first serve.

Playgrounds

Two playgrounds are available for children and their families visiting Mo-Ranch.

For the little tykes, we have a toddler-friendly playground located outside of the Westview building.

For older and more adventurous kids, come explore our giant fort playground! This playground is located next to Guest Lodge by the waterfront.

 

Playgrounds
Hiking Trails

Hiking and Nature Trails

We have a series of hiking and nature trails that cover miles of the Texas Hill Country and wooded areas of the ranch for exploring. There are two marked trail areas, one that starts on the road just above (east) of Loma Linda Dorm (a more strenuous trail), and another (riverside) trail starts just upstream (west) of the waterfront pavilion area. The trails consist of a variety of terrains that can be rocky, rough and steep at times.

Please be prepared by wearing sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing and bringing a full water bottle. Trail maps and information can be found inside the lobby area of the Mabee building.

 

Inspiration and Reflection

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point is a private sitting area reaching the highest points of the ranch. Relax and reflect with incredible views of the Hill Country and the crystal-clear Guadalupe River.  Inspiration Point was renovated and dedicated in memory of the late John Woodhouse of Houston.

Catwalk

Panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. This one-of-a-kind 45’ high catwalk was built in 1941 by the former ranch owner and wealthy oilman, Dan Moran. Mr. Moran built the catwalk to win a bet of three oil wells. He accepted a bet that he could not complete the walk within 60 working days- he actually completed it in 38 working days. This was fairly simple since he had an unlimited supply of oil pipe from Conoco and unlimited workers. A popular activity with visitors is to spell out messages with rocks that can be viewed from the catwalk. Rappelling activities from the catwalk are available for groups through our outdoor education department.

Relaxation

Mo-Ranch is the perfect place to simply enjoy the beauty of God’s creation through relaxation and meditation. You will find comfortable seating areas and quiet hideaways located throughout the ranch, each with its own spectacular view.

Relaxation

Nature

Helen and George Holm Family Wildflower Meadow

The Holm Family Wildflower Meadow was established in the spring of 2015 and is comprised of native Texas plants and wildflowers. The native plants and flowers located along the path of the meadow were carefully selected for educational use for Mo-Ranch guests. The path is attracting rare species of birds and butterflies, including monarchs, painting buntings and many others!

 

Greenhouse

The Mo-Ranch “greenhouse” was relocated to the ranch by the former ranch owner, Dan Moran. It was dismantled and flown here by his private pilots for his enjoyment. The greenhouse is a quiet place to meditate and provides a nice shady space to retreat to in the summertime.

Greenhouse

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