Hike the Spring Lake Preserve Loop



4.31 miles

Elevation Gain

380 ft

Route Type


Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

The Spring Lake Preserve Loop is a nature-filled moderately trafficked 4.3 mile loop in San Marcos, Texas.

The Spring Lake Preserve Trail is a 4.3 mile loop trail located within the The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment in San Marcos, Texas. The hike offers beautiful and scenic lake views. It's perfect for families and those of all ages. There are a wide variety of nature and wildlife spotting opportunities. Note that especially in the spring the wildflowers grow along the trail shoulder in a great abundance.

The trail is very moderately trafficked and is great for exercising in a nature-based surrounding. The trail is shared by hikers, bikers, and runners. Dogs are allowed on this trail, just be sure to clean up after them! Parking is easily accessible and the trail is made of crushed gravel and is primarily flat. It is handicap accessible.

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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible



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