Hill Country State Natural Area Horseback Riding

The 2nd most popular equestrian trail in Texas.

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Northwest of San Antonio near Bandera, the 5,369 acre Hill Country State Natural Area in Texas Hill Country has a wide variety of terrain and a mixture of narrow trails and old jeep trails totaling 36 miles. The Hill Country State Natural Area is a scenic mosaic of rocky hills, flowing springs, oak groves, grasslands, and canyons. The terrain ranges from flat, broad creek bottoms to steep, rocky canyons up to 1,900 feet in elevation. There is limited drinking water along these horse trails and at trailheads.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Bandera, head south on SR173. About 0.25 miles past the Medina River, turn right on SR1077 for 10 miles to the end of the pavement. Follow dirt road and signs to the park headquarters.

There is a developed equestrian area near the park headquarters.

Overall, Hill Country State Natural Area is the 2nd most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Texas.


Local Contact(s):  HCSNA (830) 796-4413; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX; Hill Country Tourism (800) 364-3833; Texas Trail Riders Assoc. (254) 848-4656.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Chapas Camp

Luxury Loding:  Habitat Suites, Houston, La Villa Vista B&B, Houston

Breakfast Restaurant:  Magnolia Cafe, Houston

Reference Source:  click here http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/

Article Source:   Best Hill Country State Natural Area Horseback Riding Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HORSE&id=12929

GPS:  29.729, -99.077

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  12929

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