I had not known about this preserve until I researched Cedar Park parks for this trip. I postponed going a couple of days since it rained the morning I had intended to hike it. As it turns out, 2 days was not enough for things to dry out. I only had running shoes and not hiking boots and they muddy and wet from the remaining dew on the grasses.
It was still an enjoyable hike. Not another soul on the trails, though the close proximity of Anderson Mill Road provides a constant reminder that one is not far from suburbia.
At one point I observed four deer (two of them quite young) darting across the open grassland in search of some better cover.
I also did the small crushed granite loop of the adjacent Ranch at Cypress Creek Park afterwards, which you can see on my map.