Ottine Swamp Trail

EASY 13 reviews
#2 of 5 trails in

Ottine Swamp Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gonzalez, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
13 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


This earth takes you through what the earth may have looked like during the dinosaur age! Experience a different time and place with the thick tropical foilage and swamps that are featured on this trail. Wide gravel partly shaded trail that is well maintained. $3/Person over 12 (or free with a Texas State Park Pass) to enter the Park.

15 days ago

2 months ago

Super easy trail with plenty of boardwalks. Lots of butterflies/moths and their caterpillars. Take the Palmetto Interpretive Trail that joins the Ottine. W Lots of swamp!

mountain biking
Friday, May 26, 2017

I will keep the 5 star rating going. It's beautiful. Easy easy for those that mountain bike. However, bridge after bridge after bridge is pretty cool. Watch out for snakes. My wife ran one over.....don't tell her but it was hilarious with legs up above handlebars.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Very well maintained, quite, and unique. Take your time and enjoy. Did almost all of this trail within a loop plus connectors that we did in November. Some day, I would like to see it in it's wet season.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A great trail for a beginner or for families. Six foot wide gravel trail and nice bridges. I walked it and never saw a soul.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Nice easy trail, good for walking your dog or enjoying the outdoors with your family. Trail is crushed granite and wooden decking in marsh areas.

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