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

This trail is well used and well marked single track. The surface varies, some areas are more technical than others due to roots and rock gardens. The trail has several points of interest: the cave, a CCC table, CCC tower, bird watching spot, bath pond... This is one of the prettiest trails I've hiked this winter season.

trail running
12 hours ago

Great trail with some lovely scenic views, definitely recommend

This is more of a workout than a hike! We loved it bc it’s well-marked, challenging and a beautiful stream through a canyon. The only downside is the end is a bit anticlimactic; there’s no sweeping view or lake at the end.

Safe, easy walk/jog through Medical center. Several small areas to park, easily accessible, overall a decent trail. Beware of the Deer invasion!

My favorite park near San Antonio. Best variety of trails, from paved to natural, to challenging elevations and technical areas. ..something for everyone here. Proper footwear and water supply is essential. Can get very crowded on holidays, weekends, etc, so prepare to park on the street outside the parking lot. That being said, I've never felt like the trails were too crowded to enjoy! 5 stars for this one.

Beautiful trail! Very quiet, secluded, located in a lovely neighborhood. Mostly paved; great for a short, easy walk through nature.

Nice hike. ..very rocky! Some technical areas, gradual elevations and plenty of shade. Proper footwear is essential; certainly prefer my Oboz over my Saucony Peregrine for this one. Overall a nice trail.

I would definitely mark this trail as hard, especially if you're out of shape. It was very beautiful and tranquil down by the creek, with a few pretty little waterfalls. The steps arent super hard, but you will feel the burn! Bring lots of water, and watch your step, it gets a bit slick on some parts.
There were quite a few benches to stop and take a breather while you enjoy the view or even sounds of the creek. I would highly recommend this to anyone who asks about it.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing views for such an easy hike!!! Do this hike and remember...fork one: go right - fork two: go left. Or download the map and follow.

hiking
1 day ago

it was an easy trail. lots of the markers were knocked over and it was hard to find an entrance to the trail. might be better when the shutdown is over though honestly.

Takes a little while to get to trail, but it’s well worth it. Super fun, chill, and beautiful hike! Great for all level hikers. We went an hour before dusk/sundown on the night of the lunar eclipse. Got to watch the moon rise over the mountains, and was truly breathtaking. The sunset was fantastic as well. On the way home, our gps managed to put us on a dirt road, and it turned into quite the “adventure” and extra long drive back to Terlingua as we had to turn around 1/2 way into it. Stay on paved roads!!! A 4x4 may have been fine, but we were not. Really fun, family friendly hike - that really is gorgeous. You do have to cross water at some point, but depending on water levels - it can be minimal. It was maybe 1-3 inches deep at any point. I had boots - which are not necessary (but welcomed if you have them!) and didn’t even notice it.

Super chill, relaxing, fun and beautiful hike! Views of the Rio Grande from different vantage points, incredible rock formations, just overall lovely! We had really wanted to take the ferry to Mexico, but with the govt shutdown, were unable. There were some people from the village selling goods in the event you want a souvenir. If your looking for a chill hike for all levels - this is it! Also recommend Santa Elena Canyon.

Even with govt shutdown, all was well! Just had to park a little further away, and add around one mile round trip to hike via a path, and closed road to trail head.

Trail was beautiful most of the way up with incredible views all around. First 1.5 miles were the toughest, but were not horrible. They were calling for 85mph wind gusts, but I never felt unsafe! Almost reconsidered this hike based on other reviews, but it’s very fair, and moderately challenging. I never ever felt unsafe, or like my life was in danger in any way. I would take much less experienced hikers on this trail and not be concerned at all. I could see where one small part had remnants of snow/ice but was easily passable. Top was freezing and windy, wish I had gloves, exposed skin got super cold. Still stayed to have a bite and take in the breath taking views. Be smart, know your limits, and go enjoy the beauty out there!

Parts of the trail had some loose rock, and had some rocky technical sections, but overall, a great trail. The wind gusts on the way down were worse than at the top, a few were kind of scary, but mostly just cold! Only saying that so you may know what to expect, and not go based on other reviews!

Paved. Little gem. Paved isn’t our flavor, but this was a great trail. Pretty and well maintained. Only one off trail spot. And it was pretty muddy. And only 0.3 miles. Runners. Bikers. Walkers. And not overly crowed.

Beautiful springs. Really good views. Hiked this with a 6 yo, a 4 yo, and 2 dogs.

Excellent hike in town! Great overlook and beautiful water.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Definitely a pretty trail but fairly urban. A decent amount of stairs but it’s far from a “hard” rating. Very easy and not technical at all. I’d go again for sure and it’s one of my favorite in the area.

Great trail!!! Lots of scenic adventure! The only challenge was the steep hillside but totally worth it!

Very rocky. Some technical areas, gradual elevations, plenty of shade. Proper footwear is essential; certainly prefer my Oboz over my Saucony Peregrine for this one. Overall, nice trails.

hiking
2 days ago

I wish I had known about this a long time ago! I took my dog out for a 4 mile “hike” around this park and the adjacent trails. Lots of wildlife, very quiet. I thought it was as well maintained as it needed to be. Some bushwhacking required on the narrower trails and areas around the water are muddy. Since this is a mountain biking trail system you need to be careful of bikers coming around some of the blind turns, along with off-road vehicles on the wider trails. Other than that it is a great trail system and I will be returning!

this is a pretty nice trail it is affected by the weather currently and several areas are muddy but it's not like you're swimming up to your ankles just don't try to jump over it cuz you stand the chance of twisting an ankle just wear regular hiking boots and you should be fine. I was thrilled to not see any trash there are plenty of places to have a seat have a picnic lunch and listen to a babbling brook

hiking
2 days ago

Great Beginner trail... My family and I Base all Texas State Parks Trails off of Garner State Park and or Lost Maples State Park. So that being said, this hike was very easy. The trail was in good shape for a paved trail and there are plenty of restrooms and picnic areas with charcoal grills. The park staff was very professional and courteous. As far as the trail it would be great for jogging and or walking your dog. I don’t see much of a challenge with a mountain bike or a seasoned hiker looking to hike “old baldy”.

hiking
2 days ago

Good. Simple and pretty.

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
2 days ago

I enjoyed this trail however I felt like I got off the trail several times. It is somewhat overgrown and muddy. The water may be high, but the trail was hard to follow. Ended up doing a lot of back tracking and had to cross the creek twice in about 8” of very cold water. Would have felt great in the summer.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail was pretty well soaked and muddy at parts. I decided to not do the whole route and took a smaller loop. Coloneh trail was ok but is segmented and goes through campgrounds and roads. I will be back to complete Chinquapin another time and would skip Coloneh.

Great hike with our dog and two kids (11 & 7). Nothing super challenging, a bit busy, but not so much it’s off-putting. You can hear traffic noise, but that’s the only thing to make you think that you’re not out in the country. Trails were all in good shape and well maintained. Our family really enjoyed it.

Great for Dogs and Family!!!

hiking
2 days ago

Good views, although I walked through a creepy cemetery. Make sure it hasn’t rained in a couple of days before you go.

on Bachman Lake Trail

2 days ago

boring, paved, noisy. I also second everyone who has said they've encountered sketchy folks. not a pleasant experience at all.

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