Hike Cougar Canyon to Hermit's Trace Loop

Cougar Canyon to Hermit's Trace Loop - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Wildflowers and a rolling landscape make for an aesthetic and stimulating hike. This hike is just outside of Bandera, TX - close to San Antonio. The trail is moderately strenuous.

Hike in the designated area up the road from the Bandera State Nature Area border (see map). Trail is accessible from March to October and is dog-friendly. The trails are well marked and fairly well maintained. 

Directions from Bandera, TX: 

Travel south on State Highway 173, go across the Medina River and continue for approximately 1/4 mile to State Highway 1077, turn right and go 10 miles on State Highway 1077 to end of the black top. Continue on the caliche road and follow the park signs to the park headquarters.

Photo: Bryant Olsen


7.32 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

656 ft Gain




Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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