Cross Hill Loop Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Cross Hill Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castroville, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
177 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly




fly fishing


nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers


Cross Hill Trail is one of thirteen interconnected hiking trails in the Castroville Regional Park comprising nearly 4 miles of rolling hills, abundant wildlife, and scenic views. Cross Hill Trail overlooks historic Castroville, Texas, and much of the Medina Valley. Cross Hill Trail ascends from the trail head, located near the Castroville Regional Park swimming pool, to the cross on Mount Gentilz, a historic landmark first erected in the 1840s. Along the .26 mile trail, rising approximately 124 feet, hikers are treated to excellent views of Castroville and the Medina Valley. Along the way, there is a bench to rest and take in the scenery. Visitors often see deer and javalina along this trail, as well as a dazzling display of wildflowers in the spring.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

love this trail, great views

Saturday, March 21, 2015

This park has a trail around the field or you can hike up into the area to the cross continuing around a canal getting a really good hour of walking in. You can get hot here in the summer though so bring water. It allows dogs and there is a pond nearby for your dog to get a drink and a little River canal across field by the bbq pits. Overall one nice park to hike in.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cross Hill trail is a wonderful little trail that leads from the pool parking lot in Castroville Regional Park up to the cross on Mt. Gentilz, which overlooks the city of Castroville and the Medina Valley. This trail is one of 13 interconnecting trails which have an overall length of about four miles. The scenery is great, the birds and wildlife are abundant, and in the spring, this mountainside fills up with wildflowers. There are several sets of stairs, so strollers are not recommended. Also, there is a bench halfway up the mountain to rest and take in the view. Don't forget to grab a trail brochure at the trail head, it contains a lot of helpful information.