Experience new adventures that will expand your horizons and offer the opportunity for a digital detox.
Shady trails, sunny pools and nightly s’mores. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers so many fun activities, you won’t know which to choose! Whether you’re exploring, swimming, birding, kayaking, hiking or horseback riding, you’re sure to enjoy yourself and learn something new.
The resort offers unique activities that capture the character and history of the Lost Pines Region, while the adjacent 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park provides a wide variety of outdoor, educational and challenge activities.
Reservations are required for many of our activities, including select dining outlets, golf tee times and spa appointments. The resort activities department, located at Cardinal Point, will be more than happy to schedule your outdoor activities and dinner reservations in advance of your trip and can be reached at (512) 308-4860 or extension 6461 from a resort telephone. Tee times at Wolfdancer can be booked online or by calling (512) 308-4770. Spa appointments at Spa Django can be scheduled online or by calling (512) 308-4789.
Our resort reservation agents are here to help you book on-site activities, including resort dining, horseback riding, archery, trap shooting, kayaking, zip-lining, air boats, rafting trips and more in person or by phone at (512) 308-4860.
Our 405-acre luxurious Texas wilderness escape and the adjoining 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park are not only special to resort guests, but also to the creatures that make their homes here, specifically our feathered friends. More than 250 species of winged wonders consider the Lost Pines Region and Central Texas their preferred destinations, among them the cardinal, hummingbird, eastern bluebird, Carolina chickadee, Carolina wren, tufted titmouse, wood duck, eastern screech owl and American bald eagle, to name a few. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines guests interested in birding can visit the resort activities desk to get information and check out binoculars for Hyatt Regency Lost Pines birding adventures.
HORSEBACK RIDING / ARCHERY / TRAP SHOOTING
Located on-site, Renegade Trailhead offers horseback riding with access to more than 18 miles of trails through McKinney Roughs Nature Park. View Lost Pines as it was decades ago – natural, beautiful and unchanged – and look for native wildlife, including birds, deer, gray foxes and armadillos. Riding instructors offer trail rides varying in length from 45 minutes for beginners to 1.5 hours for intermediate/advanced riders. Renegade also offers archery, trap shooting, and private riding lessons. Safety gear and technical instruction are provided for all activities offered at Renegade Trailhead. Reservations are required.
CARDINAL POINT INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Situated off the main lobby, Cardinal Point Interpretive Center is home to the resort activities department. Our friendly associates are here to help you book on-site activities, including resort dining, horseback riding, archery, trap shooting, kayaking, zip-lining, sunset floats, etc. You may reach a resort activities agent by calling (512) 308-4860 in advance of your stay or by dialing extension 6461 from a resort guestroom. At Cardinal Point you will also find displays of local art, as well as artifacts and remnants from the on-site archaeological dig that was completed prior to the resort’s construction.
Practice your backhand or perfect your serve on our courts, conveniently located near Spa Django and the fitness center. The courts are lighted, fenced and wind-protected. No need to bring your own racket, equipment is available at the courts. Tennis courts are open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
WATER PARK & POOLS
Relax and kick back at the resort’s water park, featuring the Crooked River (a 1,000-foot flowing river pool), an adult pool, an active pool, a kiddie pool, three whirlpools, a private sandy beach and a two-story water slide. Enjoy a snack and a refreshing beverage from Old Buck’s Place. The pool area also features a splash pad/fountain for toddlers.
Enjoy the wonderful, gooey fireside delight of Lost Pines S’mores: marshmallows roasted on an open fire with a chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers. View the weekly recreation guide for times and locations. No reservations required.
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines offers a fleet of bicycles for our guests’ use throughout the resort. Biking of any kind is not permitted at McKinney Roughs Nature Park to preserve the natural habitat and guest experience for hikers and horseback riders. No reservations required. First come, first served.
HOOVES & HORNS
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is privileged to lay claim to the “Hooves and Horns” mascot program.This signature resort program – which features two Texas longhorns, one American mustang, two miniature horses, and two alpacas – woos and wows guests and groups through meet-and-greets, photo ops and much more.
Located across from the resort’s hummingbird garden and the north wing, the Lost Pines Corral serves as the parlor and living room for these animals. All guests are encouraged to stop by the corral to meet, admire and be entertained by these friendly creatures.
Perfect for couples, families or groups, old-fashioned tractor-pulled hayrides are great ways to explore the resort property. No reservations required.
CAMP HYATT AT LOST PINES
Our young resort guests have their own fun at Camp Hyatt in morning, afternoon or evening sessions featuring crafts, group activities and learning opportunities inspired by our scenic setting and the history of Texas and the Lost Pines Region. Advance reservations are required.
RECREATIONAL GAMES & ACTIVITIES
The recreation department at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines coordinates a very busy schedule of family-friendly activities for guests of all ages. Enjoy friendly competition during the Family Olympics or Horseshoes. Test your skill at Tug-Of-War or Texas Sized Soccer. Explore your artistic side when you create tie-dye T-shirts or kerchiefs. Activities vary.
McKINNEY ROUGHS NATURE & ADVENTURE PROGRAMS:
KAYAKING & RAFTING
Well-versed and certified guides share interesting and humorous stories about the area and teach guests about its geography, habitat, geo-history, flora and fauna. Enjoy group or individual tours on rafts or kayaks. The newest river activity, “splash raft,” gives resort guests a fun way to compete in a river-based water-gun fight. Reservations are required, and complimentary transportation to the river load-in points is provided for all river activities.
CLIMBING WALL & ZIP LINE
Certified guides at McKinney Roughs offer rock-climbing classes and programs for adults, families and children. A 40-foot climbing tower gives you an opportunity to experience the climb and finish with an exciting run on the zip line. Participants must be at least 7 years old.
HYATT HIDDEN TREASURE TREK / GPS SCAVENGER HUNT
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa holds a host of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. GPS technology guides the adventure along as guests puzzle through some of the natural and historic secrets of the Lost Pines region. Fun for the whole family or as a team-building activity! Reservations are required.
HIKING & NATURE TRAILS
Trails starting from the back of the resort connect to McKinney Roughs, offering miles of rolling box canyons, wildflower meadows, lazy river bends and a diverse biological population. The nature park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Visible signage explains native plants and habitats. Self-guided day hikes provide an excellent overview of the flora and fauna of this stunning nature park area. Don’t forget your binoculars, water bottle and camera. Chances are you will see various wildlife, depending on your timing. Maps are available at Cardinal Point Interpretive Center for self-guided day hikes.
The resort’s Hummingbird Garden and Butterfly Meadow also provide peaceful spots to relax, as well as an opportunity to learn about the surrounding nature.
Guided by a McKinney Roughs Nature Park Naturalist, experience nature at night! Call out for eastern screech and barred owls. Use a bat detector sonar reading device that picks up high-pitched sound waves bats use for echolocation. Most bats found in this area are Mexican free-tailed bats and are seasonal. Identify indigenous plants and animals along the trails. Hikers can hone their observation skills and learn how vegetation provides habitats for a variety of organisms. Discover a nocturnal world as you stroll through the hushed wild and listen to the critters active at night. Night goggles are available to share. All ages are welcome. Reservations are required.