Joe Johnston Route Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews

Joe Johnston Route Trail is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Antonio, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Nice Point to Point trail. Dinosaur footprints recently found has added to the traffic. Rocky, mild elevations pretty canyon where the footprints were discovered.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trails. Highly recommend wearing the right shoes. Those rocks will have your feet hurting.

1 month ago

Did the Joe Johnston trail with my husband and also a small part of the overlook trail - April 9 (or 10th??) 2018. I just brought tennies and the rocks were a little hard to walk on toward the end - my feet were tired and my ankles a little sore. We were jet lagged though with two hours of sleep. Dinosaur tracks were fun to see! I’m from the PNW so fun to see something a little different. Good little hike.

1 month ago

A flat but sometimes rocky trail that passes an ancient midden, dinosaur tracks and the an old rock house. A good introduction to the Canyon,

2 months ago

Joe Johnston-Little Windmill-Sendero Balcones-Wildcat Canyon-Joe Johnston

Beautiful trails.

trail running
3 months ago

Enjoyed the wide trail from trailhead to the Zizelmann House and back(5.7mi). Parts of trail shaded probably a plus during sunny hot days. Able to take Recharge, Wildcat Canyon, Twin Oaks, and other trails off Joe Johnston.

hiking
9 months ago

From hike on 22 July - Went up to Zizelmann House, then took Overlook Trail around and back to JJR. Nice trail, not too rocky, some good shade, and the Spanish Moss is fantastic. The view from Overlook Trail is exceptional.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

great hike

Friday, April 21, 2017

Love this trail ... so much shade and very green!

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Great trail. If you want to get to the top of the cliff where the dinosaur tracks are below, take the overlook trail that branches of the Joe Johnston route. The overlook trail has a beautiful view of the canyons and has some safe areas to sit near the edge of the cliff. Also, if it rained recently, the dinosaur tracks may be underwater and the Joe Johnston route may be impassible unless you want to wade through water. If that's the case, take the overlook trail and you can see the tracks from the cliff's edge and the overlook trail will take you back to the Joe Johnston route on the other side of the flooded area.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It was an easy trail but cost $6 each for us to walk a trail. Trail walking shouldn't cost.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Is really easy and good maintained

hiking
Saturday, March 21, 2015

I really loved the dinosaur tracks when you circle around a trail to get an overlook of the creek bed. You will clearly see them from up above and be so happy. On the bottom it's hard to see them if it rained recently. Seriously difficult. But no matter how much rain or slight mud you can see them up above. The trails are great workout too. The distance is about 2 hours of walking. Never really hiking up hills. You do walk over and around trees and roots a little rock areas.

hiking
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Moderate traffic. Not a lot of vistas. It's mainly used to get to other trails and to look at the Dinosaur footprints.

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