Below is a list of the top-rated Hiking Trails in San Antonio. To help you find the best Hiking Trails located near you in San Antonio, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Antonio’s Best Hiking Trails:
The top-rated Hiking Trails in San Antonio are:
- Friedrich Wilderness Park – undeveloped terrain featuring rich wildlife
- Headwaters Sanctuary Trails – has a connection to natural areas and parks
- McAllister Park Trailhead – hosts nature activities of the locality
- Oakwell Trailhead Park – with Oak trees lining up the trail with a choice for a far challenging trail
- Frontcountry Trailhead – features two trails both serving revival of wildlife present
Friedrich Wilderness Park
Friedrich Wilderness Park has 600 acres of untouched Hill Country terrain with 10 miles of it occupied by paved and unpaved hiking trails. The trails located inside the park are the Forest Range Trail, Juniper Barrens Trail, Water Trail, Main Loop Trail, Vista Loop Trail, Upland Range Trail, Fern Del Trail, Juniper Ridge Trail, Bosque Trail: Restoration Way, Mill Pass, and Encino Pass. An easy way to get to the park is by passing through a level one access trail on the lower east side.
Forest Range Trail, Juniper Barrens Trail, Water Trail, Main Loop Trail, Vista Loop Trail, Upland Range Trail, Fern Del Trail, Juniper Ridge Trail, Bosque Trail: Restoration Way, Mill Pass, & Encino Pass
Address: 21395 Milsa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78256
Phone: (210) 207-3000
“This place was great. We walked the entire perimeter of the park and it was a great work out. If you are looking to hike this is the place for you. With challenging slopes. It was challenging but not too challenging for 3 teens. Great place to go out, but don’t bring dogs because it’s not allowed and I don’t think they would make it.” –Teighlor Huerta
Headwaters Sanctuary Trails
Headwaters Sanctuary Trails is consists of one main loop trail with moderate traffic located close to San Antonio Texas. Passing through the trail promises a chance to see unique wildlife inhabitants while on a nature trip with friends, walking alone for some space, hiking with the family, or bird watching with your loved ones. Their walking trails are purposely made with connecting points to nearby parks and nature-inspired areas. It provides amazing views of the San Antonio River and has the Blue Hole Spring as its majestic centerpiece.
Blue Hole Spring, Hiking, Walking, Bird Watching
On the day I was there the trails were clean, beautiful for winter and private. Our family of four was able to enjoy the trails, birds, and nature with reverence. Along the trail is a reminder of the crosses…looks like it was from an Eagle project. Though we did not use, plenty of benches to stop and rest if needed.” –Adam Powell
McAllister Park Trailhead
McAllister Park Trailhead provides not only a medium for nature exploration but also presents a space where an individual can reflect and relax their stresses from the fast-paced city life. Its loop trail stretches all the way to 6.7 miles of heavily packed hiking area situated close to the San Antonio area. While on the hike, one can have a chance to see native flowers and wild grasses paving their way. The trail can be a host to a number of activities that can take place all year round.
Blue Loop Trail, Nature Trip, Hiking
“Great trails! On-road and off-road. Going to take a few rides to learn the trails but well worth it! Lots of twisty trails and ups and downs.” –Tom A.
Oakwell Trailhead Park
Oakwell TrailHead Park appeals to hikers of all skill levels with its moderately trafficked trail loop featuring a river. A hiker’s path is well decorated with bursting wildlife and oak trees providing the needed shade. It is a fairly easy trail that can be explored at any time with its zero elevation change. If the hiker wants a challenging trail they can proceed to the McAllister Park or to the Tobin Park, then proceed to Lady Bird Johnson Park. A low lying wetland area is present between McAllister and Lady Bird which sometimes experiences flooding creating an impression of a swamp.
Hiking, Biking, Picnic Area
“Love this place! Mostly shaded area and paved. Just be careful of bicyclists. They tend to forget the area is shared.” –Lisa James
Frontcountry Trailhead lies on a 12,000-acre of land solely dedicated to protecting San Antonio’s drinking water source. This spot is the perfect recharging station of the San Antonians. Its trail is suited for a day of hiking and biking by yourself or with a group of friends. The Savannah Loop and the Lytle’s Loop are the two trails located in the Frontcountry Trailhead. Savannah loop has a 2.12 miles land area designed to restore the native grass and encourage its growth. Meanwhile, Lytle’s loop consists of 4.74 miles of landmass completing the Frontcountry Trailhead.
Savannah Loop, Lytle’s Loop
“Great family walk..1hr 30 Savannah trail.” –Ryan Mounts
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