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All sidewalk, but the park is great and there’s plenty of distance. Lots of wildflowers!

it's all sidewalk out in the sun but it got some good distance to it

it's all sidewalk, no restroom anywhere on the trail, you're in the sun is no shade, but is got the distance for a good jogger biker

2 months ago

better for jogging or biking it's all sidewalk but very scenic, lots of people take their daily walks or dogs there, and you can't forget all the squirrels and deer that you'll see

2 months ago

easy and relaxing ,wooded and mostly shaded

easy and shaded, good for kids or nighthikes with them.

This trail in New Braunfels, Texas is deserving of the east rating due to the limited length and elevation change. Nonetheless, I give it five stars due to its nomenclature and charm. The trail extends up a small canyon with steep sides along a dry creek bed that it crosses several times. The setting has the appearance of a passageway for raging water during a torrential downpour. Exept for two short, bellmouth, 6 inch diameter pipes covered with lids bearing the word "water" and a surveyers pin found at one point on the trail, this place is like a little slice of state or federal park or wilderness trail dropped into the middle of a city. There are some smooth sections to the trail. There are also some rocky sections as well, some with rocks well fixed into the soil and others with loose rocks. This trail also features a very short switchback section near the top before it breaks out into the rude reality of a city neighbourhood. Trailhead is on the west side of Landa Park, a city park with many aminities. In close proximinity to the trailhead is an area of trees where, during late afternoon and early daylight evening hours whitetail deer can be fed from the palm of one's hand.

Beautiful!! Easy short hike but very rocky! The rocks give it character and beauty. Rocks were a little rough on the paws of our 2 year old fur baby (still building up his callouses on his pads) but our 5 year old fur baby had no issues. Enjoyable and fun.

beautiful but very rocky so don't go if you have weak ankles! :-)

hiking
5 months ago

Great little getaway trail

Kids had a lot of fun. Different rocks to climb on and explore. Beautiful arid climate in early March.

Rocky trail following the dry creek bed. This would be impassible during wetter times. Trail is not as long as listed due to “private trail” signs near the end.

This is a nice trail....maybe a little rocky in spots....but it is well maintained and clean. My daughter and I enjoyed the variety of rock formations and the types of trees. There were a few squirrels but no deer or other wildlife. Some birds were beginning to start their spring vocalizations but in general it was very quiet. A good hike

walking
7 months ago

Great trail to take little ones on. We took our 2 & 4 yr olds

8 months ago

great for all skills. Took my 7 year old for his first trail ride and had just enough to make him work.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

walking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Great place to take my little guy for a stroller ride and then cool off in the spring fed pool

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great hike. I expected a little water but the stream was bone dry. Other than that it was a short rocky trail suitable for even younger children. Kids love climbing on small boulders!

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Love it for trail riding.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nice short ride

Monday, April 17, 2017

nice quick hike ... great for those with kids who like to hike too

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Would have been a great trip except that there were kids on one of the ridge lines throwing rocks at hikers. One almost hit my father in law.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Too many rocks. Felt like I was going to twist an ankle if I didn't pay more attention to every step rather than being able to enjoy the view. The mountain laurels were blooming so it smelled great!

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Very pretty, easy hike in late February .

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Really rocky hard on dogs feet.

walking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

This nature park is located in an urban area and is basically flat, so don't expect quiet though many parts. It goes around ball fields on the west followed by a bypass beyond that. To the north, it boarders a still active railroad track, but nothing came through while we were there. The east side follows a very small dry creek, which is a peaceful area, before turning back to the o/b portion of the trail. The trail never really boarders the Comal Creek as there is a greenbelt between it and the trail. It does appear that another trail once followed closer to the creek as you see benches in the distance. They may be repairing/improving that area. The trail was well maintained and has small connector spurs within the loop area. If I lived within 10-15 minutes of this trail, I would use it regularly.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Panther Canyon Trail is located on the west side of street across from the north section of Landa Park. The site of the trailhead is first marked by the presence of Comal Springs, the largest springs in Texas and the Southwest. The trail is very nice and mostly shaded. There will be rocky stretches along with dry creek crossings as you will notice old footbridges having been removed. Rather than just turning around at the end, you have the opportunity to go up one side of the canyon that will head you back down to the creek bed area after a short distance. The trail was surprisingly quiet given it is next to the park and surrounded by residential area. Note: There is no lake features or buildings within the trail area as pictures of these are part of the park. Also did not come across any overlook as you are within the canyon walls.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

One of our favorites in the area. We always find lots of fossils and see some wildlife, even a pretty big buck last time out. Hiking boots recommended as it can be very rocky at parts.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

This was an easy, beautiful trail. The scenery was great and we saw some wild life (some neat looking bugs, deer and bats). We also saw some people who hung some hammocks in the trees along the trail and families hiking as well. It also seems like a great place to star gaze. I would love to go back.

walking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Great short walk, good shoes recommended.
We took a walk along the creek bed and found rocks with imprints of ancient plants and sealift and even a mark that looked like a dinosaur's foot print

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