Top Adventures in Bandera

  • Hike Cougar Canyon to Hermit's Trace Loop

    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:  Trave...

    7.32 miles 656 ft gain

  • Hike Spring Branch And Wilderness Trail

    Spring Branch and Wilderness Trail is a 7.4 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Tarpley, TX.

    7.4 miles 908 ft gain

  • Hike the Wilderness Trail to Bandera Creek Trail

    The trail is moderately strenuous, and is best used from September to June. Dogs are able to use this trail, but must be kept on leash. 

    6.68 miles 580 ft gain

  • Hike Boyles Bump And 24 Creek Bottom Loop Trail

    Boyles Bump and 24 Creek Bottom Loop Trail is a 9.1 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Bandera, TX.

    9.2 miles 1 ft gain

  • Hike Wilderness And Twin Peaks Trails

    Wilderness and Twin Peaks Trails is a 3.7 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Tarpley, TX.

    3.7 miles 492 ft gain

  • Hike Praire Loop #2b Trail

    Praire Loop #2B Trail is a 2.17 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Bandera, TX.

    2.9 miles 147 ft gain

  • Hike Wilderness And Spring Branch Trail Loop

    Wilderness and Spring Branch Trail Loop is a 5.59 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Tarpley, TX.

    5.6 miles 649 ft gain

  • Hike to West Peak

    West Peak is situated in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area which is located near the popular Lost Maples and Garner state parks. The scenic overlook located on this peak gives an unparalleled view of the Hill Country Valley and definit...

    2.75 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the Medina Loop

    The Photos as seen above are from the Medina Loop hike.  I'll preface by saying that this isn't the hike I went to the park for, yet I'm incredibly satisfied with the experience.   The Medina loop had everything you'd want in a hike.  Mixed terrai...

    5 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike 8 Hightower And 98 Eagle Loop

    8 Hightower and 98 Eagle Loop is a 7.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Tarpley, TX.

    7.4 miles 610 ft gain

  • Hike the Hightower Loop

    This is a great hike for wildlife viewing! There have been reports of javelinas at the top of the trail. Remember - don't approach any wildlife. The trail is also open for mountain biking and horseback riding. The Hightower Loop is near Tarpley, T...

    4.08 miles 357 ft gain

  • Canoe or Kayak the Medina River

    Start at the river crossing of Patterson Avenue in the town of Medina, Texas. From here, you have several take out options which can be seen in the map pictured above (spots marked by "x"). How far to go is up to you, but a good end point is Peace...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Bandera, Texas

      Peaceful Hideaway

      The rushing water of the creek, the sweet song of the birds chirping, the neigh of the horses. Watch the sunrise with deer as your morning companions. After breakfast or a mid-afternoon snooze, enj...

      From $205/night

    • Kerrville, Texas

      Kerrville KOA

    • Fredericksburg, Texas

      Wampus Cat

      Primitive campsite on 7 acre campground, with outhouse (shared with other camp sites). Stands of oaks, ancient cedars, native grasses and wildflowers. Enjoy watching Angus cattle graze the fields, ...

      From $55/night

    • Fredericksburg, Texas

      Fredericksburg, Texas KOA

    • Fredericksburg, Texas

      Rhine Falls

      At Barons CreekSide, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the sound of the creek drifting gently through the heart of the property. As you walk through the twenty-six rolling green acres towards your Texas...

      From $319/night

    • Fredericksburg, Texas

      Mesquite Farmhouse

      At Barons CreekSide, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the sound of the creek drifting gently through the heart of the property. As you walk through the twenty-six rolling green acres towards your Texas...

      From $274/night

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