Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio Guide Book

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio  by Keith Stelter

104pp/maps
ISBN: 0762752971

Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of nineteen of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes in and around San Antonio, Texas. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural beauty—with Friedrich Wilderness Park, Palmetto State Park, Comanche Lookout, and Government Canyon State Natural Area among the choice attractions. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to two-hour adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • GPS coordinates

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: This very small park offers two completely different walking experiences by combining the Exercise Loop and the Leon Creek Loop. The 0.4-mile paved, flat Exercise Loop provides a warm-up for the sligh ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: Combine portions of the Wilderness and Wildlife Trails to see the best Brackenridge offers. Nearly half the hike parallels the San Antonio River, allowing short out-and-backs to explore the river’s ed ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
San Antonio , TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Along the Creekside Trail, towering bald cypress trees create a canopy for singing birds and darting dragonflies. Look into the clear water of Cibolo Creek to see red-eared slider turtles and catfish. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Boerne, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The 92-acre Comanche Lookout Park has a wealth of history. The Loop Trail has been combined with the Comanche Lookout Tower Trail to explore the most interesting sections of the park. The four-story m ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Wetmore, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Red Oak Trail winds through a forested area in this 207- acre park. It crosses a bridge overlooking Red Oak Canyon and then completes the loop back at the trailhead. Along the trail’s edge, interpreti ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: The Hillview and Cedar Flats Trails have been combined into a counterclockwise loop. This provides a range of hiking from easy to moderate through some of the most scenic sections of the 320-acre park ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Eisenhower Park, with its 320 acres and over 5 miles of trails, allows hikers to choose from paved, relatively flat trails or rocky, natural-surface, strenuous hikes. This hike offers some of both. Ce ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Perched high on the Balcones Escarpment, this hike becomes exhilarating on the short Fern Del Trail. Go up steep limestone outcroppings, called steps, through a dwarf forest and along a singletrack, c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Imagine an area ten times as large as New York City’s Central Park with 36 miles of trails... that’s Government Canyon State Natural Area. Walk on the geological fault that separates the Edwards Plate ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Camp Verde, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The Savannah Loop in the frontcountry of Government Canyon State Natural Area is one of the tamer trails in this state natural area. This is a good hike for families. The trail parallels Government Ca ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Camp Verde, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Sections of the Wilderness Trail combined with the Twin Peaks Trail is hiking at its best. Go through canyons, up and down rocky hills, and across seasonal creeks to see some of the best scenery in ce ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Bandera, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The high point of this hike is enjoying the wildlife around the edge of the Earl Scott Pond. Birds can be heard in the creek valley and heavy woods. This is one of the new linear trails along the Leon ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This is a nature and river lovers’ park. Start on the El Camino Trail, a concrete, wheelchair-accessible path that goes to an overlook on the Medina River. Pick up the Rio Medina Trail and follow the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Earle, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Leon Creek Vista Trail is the premier hike within the park’s 200 acres and nearly 5 miles of trails. It passes through heavy cedar woods to reach the bluff overlooking Leon Creek and its valley. M ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Helotes, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Nature lovers will enjoy the trail as it passes near the San Marcos River. The area contains perfect habitat for birds, frogs, insects, and possibly a snake or two. Watch for springs in the swampy are ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Ottine, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Palmetto State Park offers excellent short trail options that can be hiked during a single outing. Palmetto Trail and Lake Trail have been combined into a single hike. The Palmetto Trail conjures sc ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Ottine, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: See white-tailed deer on the fringes of the woodlands while hearing songbirds hidden in the trees. Skirt the edges of baseball diamonds and soccer fields, and strangely enough, at times, you’ll seem a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Wetmore, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This relatively new park, which opened in 2006, is developing some short but very interesting trails. The area is prime karst territory, somewhat similar to the Hill Country. The entrances to Cub Cave ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Wetmore, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This hike is for those who enjoy open woods filled with large (4-foot diameter), mature live oaks and other hardwoods. Some folks may remember playing in this type of woods when they were children. Sa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio"
Alamo Heights, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
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