Guadalupe River State Park Loop

MODERATE 69 reviews

Guadalupe River State Park Loop is a 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Spring Branch, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lovely flat country taking you through open fields and oak stands. This hike is a crowd pleasure with flat open areas interrupted by stands of oak trees. There is lots of wildlife and it's not uncommon to see deer as well as hawks, armadillos, large lizards (18-24 inches) and snakes. This hike is completely flat but does have some tricky parts to the trail. Watch your step in certain areas as there are lots of loose rock to sprain an ankle on.

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1 month ago

Wife and I enjoyed the 5 mile Painted Bunting loop today. During our entire hike we only came across 2 other hikers which was nice. Also, we were able to find 5 geocaches which made the hike a bit more exciting! We didn’t come across any trash which was a definite plus! Very clean.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Decent ride. Some areas will get a bit tricky for novice riders (like me) near the river. Get here early as the parking spaces fill up and the parade of people make their way with coolers and floaters to the river.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Took my 2 boys and my dog. They loved it! We stayed on the trail close to the river due to the weather being hot and humid. Not too far from New Braunfels. The drive over there was relaxing. There is an entrance fee. $7 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. We will definitely come back.

5 months ago

Nice trail along the river

6 months ago

Its a nice Nike through the savanna combining several of the state Park trails. The Nature is beautiful but not stunning. If you do only this one you will not See much of the river.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

This loop should be rated as "easy", definitely not moderate. Double track almost the entire way, and only a few key hole views of the river on this 5 mile loop. Trails are very well marked. Very few shaded sections.

There are other trails that are more challenging with better scenery within the park though.