Padre Island National Seashore

EASY 6 reviews

Padre Island National Seashore is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aransas Pass, 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.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Located along the South Texas coast, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world.

off road driving
17 days ago

My daughter and I drove about 25 miles down the beach. Played in a little loose sand splashed in the water once or twice. Just a nice easy cruise.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

scenic driving
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sunday, July 05, 2015

walking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pretty much it is a beach walk however, it is a comfortable walk because the sand is pretty compacted and you will get bogged down like other beaches. The constant off shore breeze will help cool you down and you can always jump in the ocean if you are attired correctly.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

Take state Highway 358 SE out of Corpus Christi, when 358 dead ends at Padre Island, take a right down Padre Island drive to the end of the road ..... literally. Nice National Park Service pavilion is pretty much the only structure you will see. The trail, well when you're on a narrow barrier island there's only one trail and it's called "the beach". And there are miles and miles and miles of it.

I've never seen the beach crowded (as opposed to the other beach areas on Padre and Mustang Islands). A very relaxing and beautiful destination.