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Lytle's Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Antonio, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 131 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

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Texas State Parks are open for day use. Due to COVID-19 parks require reservations. You must reserve and print day passes before you arrive, wear a face mask, practice social distancing in the park, and limit groups to 5 or less. More info can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/

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Photos (106)
Recordings (129)
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William Geiser
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HikingFee

Well marked easy trail at Government Canyon State Natural Area outside of San Antonio Texas. Pet friendly. The day we hiked the trail the weather was hot humid and the air was still and oppressive. Make sure you take water as there is none to be found on the trail. We saw a lot of butterflies, wild flowers and even scared up some wild pigs. Many bird species were in evidence. Overall a nice outing.

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Alyse Webster
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Jorge Nunez
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HikingMuddy

Good easy trail.

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nia stockman
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Shannon L
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Hiking

Similar to the Savannah Loop trail, but longer. Fairly flat, and a good beginner hike. We also have used it for trail running.

E B
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Quanah Monetathchi
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HikingNo shadeRocky

nice trail that doesn't feel like texas, really relaxing.

Babette Hansen
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Hiking

I took my lab on a leash today for the first time on this trail. All dogs I came in contact with were on a leash, so that was good. This is the only trail in Government Canyon that allows dogs. The terrain consists of gravel, rocks and grassy parts. Hiking boots are not required, but good soled trail shoes or other tennis shoes are needed...absolutely no sandals or Keds. It was relatively flat, but some parts had slight inclines or descents. There is probably 50/50 in shaded/sun parts to the trail, so you can find some relief from the sun, but still recommend a morning hike. However the mosquitos in the forest areas were brutal - so bring bug spray! This trail costs $6 per adult and I will probably go again, but will also check out free trails in the San Antonio area. It was a nice loop trail and a good distance at 4+ miles.

Lance Schmidt
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Hiking

Great stroll. Little elevation change but nothing any able bodied person couldn’t do. Great introductory trail or speed trail for someone who wants to get out but doesn’t have a lot of time.

Daniel Flores
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Hiking

This is an easy trail for beginners who are looking for a trail that is not too harsh. Nice flatland.

Erica Hutchings
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Hiking

Most of the back country trails were closed, so we opted for this nice walking trail. it would perfect for a trail run or just for a evening stroll. there isn't anything super spectacular about it, but it is pretty and I saw tons of butterflies. Trail is flat with only a few rocks here and there.

Tony Duran
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Loved this trail

Jaime Garces
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Nice trail to ride. Love the trail and the views.

Hector Tamales
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Hiking

Gorgeous scenery and an excellent getaway!

Veronica Gonzales
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Hiking

Nice trail, well maintained. Several places have a lot of loose rocks.

Deb Silvin
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Running

Super easy trail not sure why it’s marked moderate! 4.90 from parking lot and back. I run this once a week and it’s super easy

Ashley Ashley Calkins
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Very nice trail. My kids and I did it in a little over 2 hours.

Deb Silvin
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Running

Partly shaded and very little elevation makes this a super easy run. Costs to enter state park. Dogs allowed in front country trails.

Barbie T.
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Good walk! Trail in great condition.

Walter Brush V
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Hiking

Very flat with little scenery and little shade. Bring sunscreen! Better for trail running than a scenic hike.

Stacey McInally
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It was ok...had a pup with me so you can't go on any other trails. Flat, not much scenery.

Katie Eubanks
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Hiking

I hiked this trail with my dog. It was a very hot, sunny day. This trail is about 70% sun 30% shade so the sun made it a little more challenging. It was an ok trail. A few areas that were nice with flowers, but no scenic overlooks

Erin Rupert
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Hiking

Great trail for an early morning. Wouldn't go in the late afternoon because there would be too much sun. I wore my running shoes here and that was a mistake. Lots of rocks and it happened to be misty out so it was slippery. I'll definitely wear my hiking boots for future hiking here.

Rhianna Hall
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easy to moderate bike ride. some challenging areas but over all a great 5 miles.

Aaron Garlits
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Hiking

Nice, lightly trafficked trail in Govt Canyon. We went on a Monday with our two dogs and only encountered a few mountain bikers. Scenery was great, flowers in bloom and the weather was perfect. #freerangehiking

Ghost Owl
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Hiking

A bit too much for first hike of season when you fallen out of shape. Not bad scenery wise.

Miguel Rodriguez Sr
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Road biking

Deceptive site. You are asked to sign up and create an account but you will not be able to download and/or print any maps of the trail that you want to try, unless you upgrade $$$ to PRO.

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