Hillview Nature Trail Loop

MODERATE 176 reviews
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Hillview Nature Trail Loop is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Antonio, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
24 days ago

Good trail with a mixture of paved in on paved paths. One nice thing about this is they list each trail with difficulties on markers throughout the entire trail. It is very well laid out as well. You can walk all the way up to the lookout tower but the trees prevent this view from being remarkable. I wish they would trim several of the trees in order to get an unobstructed view of San Antonio.

trail running
1 month ago

Very slick when wet! First time and enjoyed the challenge. Some steep rocks and exposed tree roots. Can’t wait to run it when it’s dry. All trails stopped recording my whole loop. I ran the loop and got off on some side trails somehow and ended up doing 3.5 miles.

trail running
2 months ago

Enjoy this trail and the other connecting trails. I've ran these more than a handful of times grateful for the rocks, roots, and slight climbs. Just gotta be careful on dewy/misty mornings...slippery rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike. The parts of the trail that are not paved are the best and very beautiful with the multiple views, they do have a steeper and tougher terrain but that’s what I’m personally was looking for in trails, it was definitely worth the hour drive, and I will be returning.

hiking
4 months ago

loved it.

trail running
4 months ago

Fantastic walking and running trail. The Eisenhower Park Trail system offers scenic views and some great training hills with technical ascents and descents.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy, gradual trails mixed with technical, rocky climbs and descents. Great views of San Antonio at the top. Not for the beginner hiker, but loads of fun!

6 months ago

It was a good trail for running. Lots of people and the view at the tower was decent.

hiking
6 months ago

For my first time here.. it was amazing, nice weather, and great and wooded trails.. you really feel you are far from the city.

hiking
8 months ago

Ok Trail needed more rest stops they seem to only be on the paved trail

hiking
9 months ago

My fav in San Antonio.

hiking
9 months ago

This is one of my favorite parks for hiking close to home. Lots of trails and some of them are really pretty. the trails are well marked. this park does get a lot of traffic.

10 months ago

Very nice relaxing place for a walk or run

11 months ago

Great in town trail. Makes it easy to forget you're so close to the city!

11 months ago

Good set of trails with varying difficulty. Nice morning run!

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Nice short hike, perfect to kill some time on a weekend afternoon. Nothing to strenuous, relatively easy hike. The view from the observatory isn't the best, it'd be better if the tower was high above the treeline.

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Solid and fun quick trail you can take if you're looking for some elevation.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

It's a beautiful place. I did the whole hillview and added red oak trail and I will be going through the middle trails soon.

trail running
Sunday, April 02, 2017

I like this one. Good workout - there's some good parts with climbing rocks that's good for the legs.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Such a beautiful and fun trail! My dog LOVES it and every time I leave I feel worked out and tired hahaha
Such a pretty view when you reach the top and the natural trails are incredibly adventurous:)

Monday, January 02, 2017

Well maintained, enjoyable trails.

hiking
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hillview Nature Trail is the only trail in the park that is a loop trail by itself. Hillview surrounds the other trails except the Red Oak spur. The northwest section is my favorite including the Bush Hill area. Except for a very short paved section close to the parking lot, the trail is natural surfaces. The trail is well maintained as is all the trails in the park.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Real nice trails, would be nice if dog owners will pick the poop and take it away, some trails really stink!

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

trails are well marked, maps are provided, bathrooms available and lots of trail variety.

walking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

We take our dogs here often for a little walk. Moderately busy. Grounds workers are always on mules on the paved trails it seems. The trails are very well kept as a result though.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

it's a nice trail.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Nice place to have a little hike with the family and grill burgers after. There is decent topographic variation, albeit short. Great little park near town. Free. Open until dusk.

walking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beautiful scenery. Peaceful and had a nice breeze. I will defiantly visit again.

hiking
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Great trail and very scenic!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Great!!! The dogs loved it

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