Canyon Lake, Texas

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Top Mountain Biking Spots in and near Canyon Lake

  • 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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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike Lower Purgatory Creek Greenspace To Dante's Trail Loop

    3.5 mi / 173 ft gain
    The Lower Purgatory Creek Greenspace to Dante's Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile loop hike located in San Marcos, Texas. The trail is great for hiking, biking and general exercise. It's shaded for the most part. The trail is very rocky and uneven at certain points, but flat and smooth at others. It's a f...
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Purgatory Creek Natural Area Loop

    4.0
    7.77 mi / 568 ft gain
    Park in the dirt lot off of Hunter Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is open year round and is dog-friendly. 
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike Limbo Loop

    1 mi / 55 ft gain
    The Limbo Loop is a 1-mile loop hike in San Marcos, Texas found within the Purgatory Creek Green space. The trail is a filled with nature and wildlife. The trail is beautiful during the spring, with an abundance of wildflowers. It is mostly shaded, with few inclines. The trail is family and dog-...
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike Limbo, Dante, and Ripheus Loop

    2 mi / 98 ft gain
    The Limbo, Dante, and Ripheus Loop is a 2-mile loop hike in San Marcos, Texas found within the Purgatory Creek Green space. The trail is a filled with nature and is perfect for escaping the business of town. The trail is beautiful during the spring, with an abundance of wildflowers. It is mostly ...
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike Limbo, Dante, Old West, Beatrice, And Ovid East Loop

    5.0
    3 mi / 131 ft gain
    The Limbo, Dante, Old West, Beatrice, and Ovid East Loop is a 2.98 mile loop trail that begins in Prospect Park and makes a  loop around through the Purgatory Greenspace in San Marcos, Texas. The trail is mostly shaded and a little rocky at certain sections. However, this is a great hiking trail ...
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  • San Marcos, Texas

    Hike the Spring Lake Preserve Loop

    4.31 mi / 380 ft gain
    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 spott...
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Hike Mc Allister Park Blue Loop Trail

    4.0
    6.7 mi / 236 ft gain
    McAllister Park Blue Loop Trail is a 6.7 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near San Antonio, TX.
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Yucca And Hillview Nature Trail Loop South

    3.41 mi / 230 ft gain
    Yucca and Hillview Nature Trail Loop South is a 3.4 mile loop hike located in Northwest San Antonio within Eisenhower Park.  This is a very family friendly park. There is a playground at the entrance of the trail and an educational area. The park is known for its attraction of wildlife and natur...
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Yucca And Hillview Nature Trail Loop North

    2.44 mi / 223 ft gain
    The Yucca and Hillview Nature Trail Loop North is a 2.4 mile loop hike located in Northwest San Antonio within Eisenhower Park.  This is a very family friendly park. There is a playground at the entrance of the trail and an educational area. The park is known for its attraction of wildlife and n...
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Bike the Salado Creek Trail System

    7 mi
    This beautiful bike trail exists in the middle of San Antonio,  and is an offshoot of the Salado Creek Greenway. You can start this trail past the electrical tower at the north end of the greenway. Park your car on Huber Rd (there are plenty of offices and shops you can park at, though you may ha...
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Hike Main Loop And Juniper Trail

    4.0
    2.7 mi / 308 ft gain
    Main Loop and Juniper Trail is a 2.7 mile loop hike located in Northwest San Antonio within Friedrich Park. This park and trail are both highly trafficked and popular for hiking. Portions of the trail are paved, however there are parts that are not and have a dirt/natural path. This trail is pri...
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Main Loop to Restoration Way Trail

    5.63 mi / 958 ft gain
    Main Loop to Restoration Way Trail is a ~5.6 mile loop hike located in Northwest San Antonio within Friedrich Park. Portions of the trail are paved, however this particular loop is not recommended for those that have mobility limitations because of the more strenuous inclines. This trail is prim...
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  • San Antonio, Texas

    Hike Restoration Way Trail Loop

    5.1 mi / 511 ft gain
    The Restoration Way Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile loop hike located in Northwest San Antonio within  Friedrich Park. The trail is definitely one of the more challenging trails in the park.  Portions of the trail are paved, however this particular loop is not recommended for those that have mobility l...
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