Looking for a great trail near San Antonio, Texas? AllTrails has 86 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Friedrich Wilderness Park or Mcallister Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 61 easy trails in San Antonio ranging from 0.6 to 15.1 miles and from 524 to 1,430 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
2 days ago

Great overlook

Excellent trail, especially for longer runs! Starting at the Valero Trailhead it’s a slight downhill the entire way. The reverse direction is a slight incline, and while it doesn’t look like much on paper you will feel it. ;) Relatively clean, quite busy (but not uncomfortably so) with bikers, runners, walkers and doggos. Off-and-on shaded areas, lots of natural beauty with some ponds, wildlife, and safe trails. It’s paved 95% of the way except for a small section of bumpy trail so I don’t know that I’d call it “trail running.” Exhausting but great run!

Good 7.7 mile hike with detour to 2nd highest elevation in park with plenty of ascent, descent, vertical and stairs

Easy hike with places to work out on the track. Picnic tables are nice too.

Great moderate trail! Wife and pups had fun

Great trail to catch before the sun comes up. There are lots of spots to watch the sun rise.

Nice paved trail. Came on a low traffic drizzling day for a quick hike with my dog, so only saw three others out there the entire time. A number of natural trails branch off from this paved one as well. Good incline change near the trail end, but the observation tower was CLOSED, so that was very disappointing, as there was no notice posted at the trailhead. If I had known, I likely would have opted for an alternate trail.

Pretty cool little trail its short but theres small off trails with some steepness. Pretty cool jogging tril

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Nice loop. Usually very busy. Well lit. They have a few playgrounds for kids.

a great place to relax and take a breather. bikes readily available through out the trail. can be rented by credit card at kiosk or through the app. $20 monthly charge is the best but annual is $100. best value price

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
6 days ago

It’s good.

Pros: beautiful rugged terrain, easily accessible, wildlife, and lightly traveled. Cons: poorly marked, overgrown, and lots of trash. Overview: take a GPS...trail is rugged and beautiful; however you will probably get lost trying to differentiate between the “marked” trail and a random rabbit trail.

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

aVO ID this trail fo hiking 1 no good place to park 2. the trail is hard to follow. not. true trail. trail is rough. FINALLY THE OUT LINE ON THIS MAP DOES NOT FOLLOW THE TRAIL ON WHICH OE WALKS CANNOT FOLLOW THE TRAIL GUIDE ON THIS MAP. THE ONLY POSITIVE THING ARE THE BEAUTIFUL OAKS ALONG THE CREEK. A BUMMER!!!

off trail
over grown
10 days ago

Great little fitness trail some slight elevation even better if adding some weight in a pack

hiking
muddy
rocky
15 days ago

Government Canyon, while an excellent wildlife habitat, is generally unremarkable. I have been here quite a few times over the last 15 years, mostly to mountain bike. It is one of the least scenic parks in south Texas region. It has some interesting features like the primitive camp or "cooking midden" spot, the Zizelmann house, and the dinosaur tracks, but the trails are largely featureless. I will say the park is worth visiting at least once, if you live within two hours of the place. It certainly is that. The trails are very rocky, the elevation changes are not anything to write home about, and there are few challenging spots along the trails. ALL THAT SAID, it is an EXCELLENT place to birdwatch and to mountain bike. Hiking just not so much. Just as well, I have NOT experienced the back country trails. They have always been closed even during the season when they are supposed to be open. These might be the park's saving grace. The Savanah loop in the front country is quite nice, but short. As a TPWD pass holder, it was free to enter, but if I had no pass, I personally would rather save the entrance fee and hike the Friedrich loop. Much more scenic and challenging.

Great sunset trail. Lots of wildlife!

Great for strollers and kids ranging from 2 to 14.

Easy walk with my teenage son. Surface is mixed pavement (broken) and gravel. Several good “photo op” points. Would do it again.

hiking
muddy
over grown
16 days ago

Beautiful trail, nice and shady. Could use better signs and honestly it smells like poop most of the time. The trail seems to follow the sewage line, you'll see the port holes every 100-200 feet. Definitely takes away from the serenity.

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