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The Best Hiking in Canyon Lake

Looking for the best hiking in Canyon Lake? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Canyon Lake. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Canyon Lake

  • Canyon Lake, Texas

    Hike Madrone Trail Loop

    1 mi / 72 ft gain
    Madrone Trail Loop is a 1 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Canyon Lake, TX.
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  • Canyon Lake, Texas

    Hike the Madrone Trail

    7.5 mi / 485 ft gain
    The Madrone Trail is a great loop hike shared by hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. This trail allows dogs, but they must be kept on leash. The trail offers scenic views of Canyon Lake. Only approximately half of the trail is shaded, so make sure to bring sun protection. 
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  • Canyon Lake, Texas

    Hike Overlook Park

    0.6 mi / 65 ft gain
    Overlook Park is a 0.6 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Canyon Lake, TX.
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  • Canyon Lake, Texas

    Hike Guadalupe Park Trail

    1.9 mi / 101 ft gain
    Guadalupe Park Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.9 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near Canyon Lake, TX.
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  • Wimberley, Texas

    Old Baldy Trail

    0.17 mi / 92 ft gain
    Old Baldy Trail is a 0.2 mile out-and-back trail located between FM 2325 and FM 12 in Wimberley, Texas. The trail leads to the summit of a large hill with an overlook of the town  and its surrounding area. It's a great location for a picnic or to just hang out and definitely worth the effort. Fa...
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  • Spring Branch, Texas

    Hike the Guadalupe River State Park

    5 mi / 59 ft gain
    This trail is predominately used for hiking, trail running, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The Guadalupe River State Park trail is open to dog and horses. This hike is just outside of Spring Branch, Texas, and is accessible year round. Head to the state park website for updated trail info...
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  • New Braunfels, Texas

    Hike the Panther Canyon Nature Trail

    1.7 mi / 131 ft gain
    This trail is perfect for the whole family (including dogs)! The trail is shared by walkers and runners. The Panther Canyon Nature Trail is open for use year round, and is a great location for birding. The trail is a bit rocky in spots - so shoes with ankle support are recommended. 
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  • Wimberley, Texas

    Blue Hole Park Trail Loop

    1.62 mi / 115 ft gain
    Blue Hole Park Trail Loop is an approximately 1.6 mile loop trail that takes you past great forest setting located near Wimberley, TX.
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  • New Braunfels, Texas

    Hike Landa Park Loop

    1.2 mi / 19 ft gain
    Landa Park Loop is a 1.2 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near New Braunfels, TX.
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  • Kendalia, Texas

    Hike Bauer Trail And Hofheinz Trail Loop

    3.5 mi / 173 ft gain
    Bauer Trail and Hofheinz Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Kendalia, TX.
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  • Kendalia, Texas

    Hike Bamberger, Golden Cheeked Warbler, Little Bluestem Loop

    5.3 mi / 291 ft gain
    Bamberger, Golden-cheeked Warbler, Little Bluestem Loop is a 4.9 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Kendalia, TX.
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  • Spring Branch, Texas

    Hike Oak Savannah Loop

    0.6 mi / 13 ft gain
    Oak Savannah Loop via Prairie Trail is a 1.1 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Spring Branch, TX.
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  • Spring Branch, Texas

    Hike Painted Bunting To River Overlook Loop

    5.1 mi / 236 ft gain
    Prairie, Painted Bunting, Barred Owl, and Live Oak Trails Loop is a 5.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Spring Branch, TX.
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike Dante's Trail And Backend Loop

    2.5 mi / 213 ft gain
    The Dante's Trail and Backend Loop is a 2.5 mile loop hike located within the Purgatory Creek Greenspace area just south of San Marcos, Texas. This particular section of the Greenspace is made of flattened crushed gravel and is mostly shaded. The trail is very well maintained and several benches ...
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike Purgatory Creek Overlook Via Dante's Trail

    2.8 mi / 209 ft gain
    The Purgatory Creek Overlook via Dante's Trail is a 2.8 mile out-and-back hike located within the Purgatory Creek Greenspace area just south of San Marcos, Texas. This particular section of the Greenspace is made of flattened crushed gravel and is mostly shaded. The trail is very well maintained ...
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike the Ringtail Ridge Trail

    4.0
    1.93 mi / 91 ft gain
    This trail is shared by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and dog walkers. The trail is open for use year round, featuring beautiful wildflowers in the spring.  The trail can be slightly hard to spot - a good place to park is next to a church off Old Hwy 80, and a spur trail will take you t...
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