hiking

Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, scoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent pedal boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails. On long summer evenings, young folks (and the young at heart) meet at the concession building for jukebox dancing every night during the summer season. Nearby is a miniature golf course, which is lighted for nighttime playing. Meals and snacks are served in the concession building, though many families prefer to take advantage of the many camping sites and do their own cooking. A limited number of cabins are available for rent. The park offers camping, hiking, nature study, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the Frio River (unsupervised), seasonal miniature golf, paddle boat and kayak rentals (mid-March through Labor Day weekend), bike riding (surfaced).

hiking
1 month ago

May be the most beautiful hiking trail in Texas. The trails are challenging but pretty short in terms of time. Take your time and enjoy the views!

Such a fun and beautiful park!

Fun hike, some climbing love it can be slick.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Pretty good trails for hiking. Some start very steep and others are slow and gradual. There is a nice mix of steep and easy trails to break up the hike.
I'd recommend wearing shoes with good grip since a lot of the rocks are very slick and you can take a nasty tumble.
- Bring a flashlight to explore Crystal Cave
- Some trails aren't very well marked once you reach the top

A great trail. Aeesome view from the top and finish off by jumping in the Frio.

hiking
10 months ago

Decent trails, felt invigorated after I finished them. Park is nice , gives a nice wilderness feel, although it's very very busy and commercialized.

camping
10 months ago

Very nice place to hike. Too busy for me during warmer weather so I'll plan another visit in the late fall.
There is something for everyone here, if you like the outdoors that is. Even after a heavy rain the water from the Frio River started to clear up in just a few hours. I stayed for two full days and still needed more time to see everything.
This park really is beautiful.
-camping (tent areas have water and power in many locations).
-small cabins
-larger nice cabins
-river fun
-mountain biking
-hiking
-a local grill with food and drinks (seasonal)
-grocery store in the campgrounds
-gift shop
It gets four stars because I like nature to be more secluded, this place is more like a vacation park than a nature conservation area.

Beautiful

Saturday, February 18, 2017

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Garner is a beautiful place, with some fun places to explore and nice views, but it stays crowded.

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

I have been hiking these trails since I was a kid. Love the views!!

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

This was our first family hike... we actually did this 3 years ago. The kids were all teenagers. We climbed Baldy and Painted Rock. fantastic views.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Awesome hike old baldy.. Gonna go back n finish the rest of the trails

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Awesome... Hike old baldy

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Loved it. Perfect weather for 11 miler. All trails was a little off on some turns; however, very well marked, clean, maintain family oriented.

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Great trail beautiful scenery.

hiking
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Amazing hiking trails. Lots to do here. The views where breath taking. The hike up to old baldy was worth the trip. There are trails to fit every style of hiking. Enjoyed the Donovan trail and campos trail. Crystal cave trail gets a bit crowed with hikers. But still a nice trail. Bridges trail is moderate, up hill. The frio canyon trail is the least traveled trail. The water is crystal clear. Would go back here in a heart beat. Truly amazing park.

hiking
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Loved it. And didn't even get to cover close to all of the park. We started with Old Baldy and took an alternate trail down. This was my first "challenging" trail in Texas. It was steep, but really short. One of the most scenic trails I have done in hill country. We saw a Red Tailed Hawk from above! There are some great screened shelters next to a shower/restroom facility.

hiking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This would be a great trail to hike during the week, in the fall or spring. The trail was really nice with some good views, but it was very crowded.

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