Your Guide to Hikes

Fall is here and it is the perfect time to get outside and explore! Below are some of the best walking and hiking trails around San Antonio for whatever kind of adventure you are looking for.

Phil Hardberger Park is a 330-acre former dairy farm is the perfect escape in the middle of the city and includes dog parks and interactive learning programs available year round.  The Urban Ecology Center, an environmentally sensitive and low-impact designed building that combines nature and the built environment, is available to rent for community events, educational programs, and private functions

Government Canyon has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails. Natural Area visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including, picnicking, hiking, biking, trail running, geocaching, regularly scheduled guided hikes, and ranger programs. The Natural Area normally allows overnight camping on Fridays and Saturdays.

San Antonio Missions Trail connects San Antonio’s four historic missions – Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada – to the San Antonio River. The trail is not a loop, so the round-trip path is actually 16 miles and includes all paved pathways. You can even rent a B-Cycle to ride the trail.

Eisenhower Park a sprawling 320-acre natural area with picnic & BBQ spots, plus 5 miles of hiking & jogging trails. This park offers both paved and natural trails for all levels of hiking. Please note, since this is a designated natural area, no roller blades, skateboards or bikes are allowed on the trail.

O. P. Schnabel Park is a 202-acre city park in the City of San Antonio, Texas. The park includes buildings for the YMCA program, ball fields, a basketball court, and several trails. Playgrounds, picnic tables, and paved trails make this an ideal place for a family weekend outing.

Lost Maples State Natural Area is a large, pristine area of beautiful hills and canyons on the upper Sabinal River in the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas. Lost Maples protects a special stand of Uvalde bigtooth maples so many folks come here to see colorful leaves on these and other trees in autumn. However, it is spectacular year-round.

What is your favorite hiking trail in San Antonio? Let’s get out and explore!

 

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