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

There are plenty of trails of different levels in this hiking pattern. However, there are additional loops that connect along the way some are easier while others may be more challenging. This I s what makes the very good to come back to. It is a very beautiful park with not much other hikers however plenty of nature. The trails are sometimes covered by trees and other times you will be in direct sunlight. Bring plenty of water, have a great hike

Nice trail, I like it,

We arrived and decided to do the Medina Loop trail. Perfect for us.

I had a lovely morning all by myself on this trail, saw several deer very close, an adorable armadillo, butterflies, lizards, and beautiful varied vegetation. The viewpoints were very nice, there is about 50/50 shade, but I definitely should have brought more than 2 liters of water!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

If there had been more shaded areas that would accommodate the summer better, this would be a 5 star.

Monday, January 11, 2016

I really like this trail. I went out on trail 7, which is along the Bandera Creek and has quite a bit of cover and shade. I returned on trail 5 over the 3 peaks east of Ice Cream Hill, They were fairly steep with lose rocks. The best part is views. They are awesome!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Beautiful spot! We hiked several connected trails, at the recommendation of really enthusiastic rangers at headquarters. You'll get plenty of sun on some of the trails, so take precautions for that. I don't know if there was something wrong with the map or with us, but it wasn't clear exactly where Trail 5 went on a couple occasions, so we found alternatives that hooked us back up with 5 later. I tend to prefer to hike in Teva sandals; I'd recommend that you cover your toes a little more or bring hiking poles to help deal with the gravelly downhill portions. We saw all kinds of flora, but not much fauna. Coming from Houston, I was glad to be outside without the imminent threat of mosquitos, or the throngs of people and sounds that come with them. We spent around three hours out on the trails and only saw one other group out there. Highly recommend!

trail running
Monday, January 28, 2013

I've run this area for 2 Ultra Marathons, the Cactus Rose 50 Mile'r and the Bandera 50k. These trails are NO JOKE! Really aggressive, but, absolutely AWESOME. Plenty of hills(I call them mt. everests) and great jeep trails and flatter ground. This place is just great.

horseback riding
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Monday, August 11, 2014