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Government Canyon

12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254-9540
+1 210-688-9055
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Great Hiking & MTB Trails

Went there a couple of weeks ago with my son. Did a 9 mile hike. You do not gain a lot of... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
JennyANDJace
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San Antonio, Texas
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Nice slice of Texas nature plus dinosaur tracks!

Well maintained state park with nice hiking trails, both easy and slightly more rigorous. In... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
kevimundo
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Indianapolis, Indiana, Usa
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This park just outside San Antonio is a little more than 8,600 acres.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“dinosaur tracks” (14 reviews)
“state park” (6 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254-9540
Far West Side
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Went there a couple of weeks ago with my son. Did a 9 mile hike. You do not gain a lot of elevation, but do not take the hike too lightly. Take plenty of hydration!! As well as sunscreen, headwear, and I recommend trail runners...More

Thank JennyANDJace
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Well maintained state park with nice hiking trails, both easy and slightly more rigorous. In addition, there were dinosaur tracks in the process of being uncovered that were within feet of the trail. Nice day excursion only a short drive from the outer loop of...More

Thank kevimundo
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Take the hike to the dinosaur tracks and do the scenic overlook. Not a strenuous hike. Very little elevation change and it is gradual. Roughly a 5.5 mile hike. If you are there after it rains you may not see the dinosaur tracks. The overlook...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I had been here the first year it opened so I wasn’t expecting much. It has improved tremendously! We had a family group from 2 years to 65 years and we all enjoyed it. We have hiked Grand Canyon and many other National Parks, and...More

Thank 909Mary
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I spent the day hiking with my daughter. Think ahead and map out your trail first. There are many different trails to take. We did a combination of multiple ones that added up to about 8 miles. The views are beautiful. Please bring water and...More

Thank Rammgm
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were mainly there to see the Dinosaur tracks. The main trail was wide open and there are signs indicating the distance to the Dino tracks. If you are there to see the dino tracks, you will not get lost. We also tried the Overlook...More

Thank 175MOM
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

- Great place to become one with nature and enjoy the natural beauty that Texas has to offer. - Run 🏃 - Hike 🌵🌲🍁🍂 - Camp 🏕 - Dog friendly trails 🐾 - Dinosaur Tracks!!! 🤯 Very clean place!!! Please help keep it that way!!

Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Been there several times. Really fun place for hiking/walking. Trails are well marked. Some terrain much rockier than others, which gives you a great workout. Make sure to take lots of water! Some trails are more kid friendlier than others. There are restrooms and a...More

Thank xSuePx
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The only entrance is from the Park road. The management need to open more gates and other entrances plus parking spaces.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Hiked a nine mile circular hike, Joe Johnston, Sendero Blancones, and Wildcat Canyon trails. The trails are well marked and historical sights especially the Dino tracks are really an added plus. Very clean and well maintained park. The downsize was even though this route went...More

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Response from Irene R | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Cal N | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet is to take a picnic lunch and your own water. NO services except for bathrooms.
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