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 for horseback riding. 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 1900 feet in elevation. People should bring their own drinking water.
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.