#61 of 1940 state parks in Texas

Best trails in Goliad State Park & Historic Site, Texas

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Explore the most popular trails in Goliad State Park & Historic Site with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Located along the San Antonio River in southeast Texas, Goliad State Park & Historic Site is just as rich in history as it is in nature. Visitors to the park enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and historical study amidst a beautiful backdrop. History buffs will enjoy viewing a Spanish colonial-era mission as well. Although there isn't boat access here, the park is an ideal location to put in a kayak. Most people put in the water upstream, and then take out their kayaks at the park. The park offers several walking trails where you are sure to see interesting birds. There is also a campsite for those looking to stay the night.

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Map of trails in Goliad State Park & Historic Site, Texas
Park information
Acreage:
188 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
361/645-3405
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - Angel of Goliad Hike and Bike Trail
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
The Angel of Goliad Hike and Bike Trail is a gentle 4-mile path (round trip) that takes you directly past some of the most important sites in Texas history. Highlights include Mission Espíritu Santo (part of Goliad State Park), Presidio La Bahía, and the San Antonio River. Historic and charming downtown Goliad is just a few steps away from the trailhead.Show more
#2 - Goliad State Park Trails
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#3 - Goliad State Park River Trail
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 52 m
This trail pass along the San Antonio River. Note that there is no direct connection from the endpoint to the start point. However, there is a maintenance road between them so that you should ask park rangers whether you can pass through that maintenance road.Show more
#4 - Aranama Trail via Mission Garden Trail
Goliad State Park & Historic Site
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 16 m
Aranama Nature trail offers nature and a stone monument with exhibits. There are some steps and slopes on the trail. Show more