Explore the most popular trails near New Braunfels with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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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

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

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
8 months ago

Love it for trail riding.

10 months ago

Nice short ride

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

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!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Very pretty, easy hike in late February .

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Really rocky hard on dogs feet.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Most of the trail was shutdown this trip due to flood damage. But still nice, very rocky terrain.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Love this trail, good for a quick hike during the summer months!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Very pretty. Yesterday was my first time going and I really enjoyed all of the rocks etc

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The trail has lots of forks but isn't well marked. We just wandered around and the kids had a good time. I know there are plans to do some maintenance on this trail and that will definitely help.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I take my kids and dogs with me on this trail. It is a nice distance for small kids and is conveniently located in Landa Park. The kids love to finish this trail with a dip in the Comal River.

Friday, March 18, 2016

the path frequently splits, so there's numerous ways to get to the endpoint. was a little disappointing to realize the end of the trail was only designated by small "private property do not enter" signs. the majority of the ground is large rocks, so it kind of detracted from the hike when you had to spend the majority of it watching your footing. overall it was enjoyable.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

It's a good starter trail for all ages. Wear comfortable shoes because it is a rocky trail. I crossed paths with many deer throughout the trail and it was very peaceful.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The trail is very rocky so good shoes are needed, but I loved being close to the dry stream and looking at the rocks that were shaped. It goes up a little bit not too much so it's a nice easy thing you can do in about an hour. They are currently working on a better trail so when you see red flags, don't go there. Additionally, my dog enjoyed it :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Great place to hit the trails on two wheels

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great weather! Trail well maintained! Lots of rocky places so sturdy shoes recommended.

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