Wildcat Canyon Far Reaches Loop Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Wildcat Canyon Far Reaches Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Rugged Hike, Great views and changing terrain This park is currently only open for special events or occasions. It is currently slated to open early to mid 2004 although I spoke to people at this hike who said that may get changed to early 2005. Once open this will be an excellent hiking park. The terrain varies and there is a lot of unspoiled Texas territory here to explore. This land has sat undisturbed by people since 1993 when it was purchased. It has been in development for recreational use since then. The hike I was on had varying terrain including hills, grasslands, canyons and waterways. What I enjoyed most was that I wasn't hiking on an old ranchers road like in many parks. This was a newly blazed single track trail that had some spectacular views and very unusual landscape features. The Monarch butterflies were migrating south while I was there and could be seen in abundance. Watch for the opening of this park. If you can get out for a special event I recommend it.

hiking
2 days ago

This had some pretty decent views and some rough terrain.

9 days ago

28 days ago

Loved it! It was very much better going up.

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1 month ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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10 months ago

great trail, well maintained, easy elevation gain

hiking
10 months ago

It was a great moderate trail, but cost $6 each for wife and I to walk it. Trail walking shouldn't cost.

10 months ago

love this trail, go off and explore!

hiking
11 months ago

This is s great trail and one of my favorites. However, dogs ARE NOT allowed on this trail or on any trail in the back country at Government Canyon State Natural Area.

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

hiking
Friday, December 25, 2015

mountain biking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

This trail is not at all easy; I dismounted my MTB and walked many of the sections.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ok for hiking, was going to mountain bike this but it was too rocky seems like you'd have to dismount and hike it more than you'd be able to actually ride the trail. The decents weren't worth the climb.

hiking
Sunday, February 22, 2015

One decent climb towards the end (when heading east) of this short trail.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

mountain biking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Did a 9.6 mile hike here with my fellow Wounded Warriors. It was an awesome hike. Did it carrying 42 lbs of military gear. Good times! The trail was easy with an elevation gain of 646 ft of elevation gain. There are dinosaur tracks here too!!! First time I ever saw those with my own eyes! Oh there's an option for a "harder" hike if you do it in reverse. You just climb more at first.

hiking
Sunday, January 19, 2014