Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Hill Country State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

There are plenty of trails of different levels in this hiking pattern. However, there are additional loops that connect along the way some are easier while others may be more challenging. This I s what makes the very good to come back to. It is a very beautiful park with not much other hikers however plenty of nature. The trails are sometimes covered by trees and other times you will be in direct sunlight. Bring plenty of water, have a great hike

Nice trail, I like it,

We arrived and decided to do the Medina Loop trail. Perfect for us.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

I had a lovely morning all by myself on this trail, saw several deer very close, an adorable armadillo, butterflies, lizards, and beautiful varied vegetation. The viewpoints were very nice, there is about 50/50 shade, but I definitely should have brought more than 2 liters of water!

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

If there had been more shaded areas that would accommodate the summer better, this would be a 5 star.

hiking
Monday, January 11, 2016

I really like this trail. I went out on trail 7, which is along the Bandera Creek and has quite a bit of cover and shade. I returned on trail 5 over the 3 peaks east of Ice Cream Hill, They were fairly steep with lose rocks. The best part is views. They are awesome!!

hiking
Monday, August 10, 2015

Beautiful spot! We hiked several connected trails, at the recommendation of really enthusiastic rangers at headquarters. You'll get plenty of sun on some of the trails, so take precautions for that. I don't know if there was something wrong with the map or with us, but it wasn't clear exactly where Trail 5 went on a couple occasions, so we found alternatives that hooked us back up with 5 later. I tend to prefer to hike in Teva sandals; I'd recommend that you cover your toes a little more or bring hiking poles to help deal with the gravelly downhill portions. We saw all kinds of flora, but not much fauna. Coming from Houston, I was glad to be outside without the imminent threat of mosquitos, or the throngs of people and sounds that come with them. We spent around three hours out on the trails and only saw one other group out there. Highly recommend!

hiking
Saturday, March 21, 2015

My favorite park near San Antonio. It's very close and very fun park with different lengths of trails to explore. Be careful these trails enter twine or cross paths and you coukd take a wrong turn adding an hour to your hike. Bring a mspecial for sure. I especially like the elevation sign on the 5 trails going up to benches....love this. The views the trails and the feeling of wilderness is really at this park. You will feel free. I've been about 7 times now and have gone on the trail past a barn and rental on property to a long distance trail. Awesome.

hiking
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hike from second parking area then take #6 to 5b scenic overlook. It has 3 sets of benches and a elevation sign up there making the hike up a destination for lunch. You will cross over rocks and log stairs with shrubs and some trees for shade if needed. It's a short trail to top but you can make it longer coming back down by taking different turns. Take water if you do this because you can get thirsty quick.

trail running
Monday, January 28, 2013

I've run this area for 2 Ultra Marathons, the Cactus Rose 50 Mile'r and the Bandera 50k. These trails are NO JOKE! Really aggressive, but, absolutely AWESOME. Plenty of hills(I call them mt. everests) and great jeep trails and flatter ground. This place is just great.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

on Praire Loop #2b Trail

Monday, February 27, 2017

horseback riding
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

hiking
Friday, December 25, 2015

hiking
Saturday, November 21, 2015

camping
Saturday, November 21, 2015

hiking
Monday, August 11, 2014