The park has 4 miles of river frontage and is located in the middle of a 9-mile stretch of the Guadalupe River. Park visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, swimming, tubing, picnicking, hiking, and camping. The park recently opened a 5.3 miles equestrian trail that is also open to mountain biking. No equestrian camping is available at the park. Opportunities also exist for less vigorous but more serene pursuits, such as bird watching and nature study. Tours: There is a two-hour guided interpretive tour of the adjacent Honey Creek State Natural Area. The tour emphasizing history, geology, flora, and fauna is given Saturday at 9:00 a.m.; call park to confirm.
easy easy. but if you get there very early in the a.m. and hike the Prarie and painted bunting trails, you get a beautiful view of Texas meadow reclamation projects at work. very serene, and surprisingly lovely. very little cover- BRING SUNBLOCK, you'll need a repeat application. the river overlook trail DOES NOT offer an opportunity to get down to the river, at least not that I found, unless you had repelling gear..... good hike for families, can be done in sneakers.
Judith R. on Guadalupe River State Park Loop
Mary S. on Guadalupe River State Park Loop
It was nice, simple and very relaxing to get away from it all. The best part is the river which can get packed.
This was a good, easy trail to hike. I trailed by the river but didn't go in it. Some folks were fishing and having a grand time. My highlight was laying out on a big rock like a sunning snake while watching canoers paddle down the very low river. There are rocks to climb if you wish and great shade to take a nice break and eat a lunch. This is a good trail for younger kids.
Ryan S. on Guadalupe River State Park Loop
Hiked this in January and only encountered one other hiker. Would like to try again in the spring when everything is blooming. Not a lot of coverage and would be very hot in the warmer months.
Very easy 5 mile loop with minimal elevation gain. Trail does have many exposed, sharp rocks that could bother some hikers.
Good for a relaxing walk in nature.
As a transplanted northerner, I was happy to find a place to view "fall foliage" - or as close as one can get - in Texas.
Once you get away from the river and onto the "real" trails, it gets nice and desolate. I passed very few people on the prairie trail. Because there is little cover on the trail, definitely go in the early morning during the warmer months. During the colder months, try for late morning/early afternoon if you want to enjoy the sun!
Don't miss the vistas from the top of the rock shelf - beautiful!
When you finish with you hike, head to the river to cool off.
PS. I don't think I'd ever head here in the summer - too many people to enjoy hiking with a dog!
The trails are nice and well-maintained, great for families, and foot traffic is light to moderate. A burn-affected section of the trail is now eerily beautiful, but most of it is still as lush as it gets in that part of the state. When you get tired, head to the river to wade in the cool, cliff-backed water.