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Hill Country State Natural Area

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Address: 10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-3867
Phone Number: +1 830-796-4413
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Undeveloped state park that offers 36 miles of trails for horseback riding,...

Undeveloped state park that offers 36 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and primitive camping.

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Great Big Rock

Get there early during peak times. Limited parking so it fills up quickly. Lovely hike up the big rock. We take family there all the time and everyone always comments on the views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 April 2016
Miorac
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San Antonio TX
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San Antonio TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Get there early during peak times. Limited parking so it fills up quickly. Lovely hike up the big rock. We take family there all the time and everyone always comments on the views and the wow factor of the climb. There is something wild about being above the Vultures...

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Bridge City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Easy hiking trails -- horses also allowed. Beautiful scenic views -- very clean park and friendly staff. Definitely plan on going back.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Seven of us arrived to go on the wild flower walk with the volunteer naturalist. We were told we were part of the largest group they had had so far. Our energetic, knowledgeable and accommodating guide did a wonderful job of showing us different and similar flowers and trees. We all had a great time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Enjoyed multiple trails on horseback thanks to a wonderful guide, Eileen, at Juniper Hills Stables. The park is magnificent and Eileen shares a lot of the parks history on her guided trail rides.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We used this as our first backcountry camping trip. Worked out great with a 5, 10, and 13 year old. The oldest two packed in their own camp gear. The youngest packed in her bed roll and a few things. We did well. We have a great water filtration system. The park rangers were awesome. The most friendly I have... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

HCSNA is an Equestrian, Hiking, and Biking park. The trails are all well marked by numbers and indications of how easy to hard they are. Maps are provided so you don't get lost. If you are riding horses, you WILL need shoes or boots on your horses. Most of the trails are rocky. Several of the pasture trails (2A, 2B,... More 

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Cedar Creek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Relax the mind and enjoy the hills, escape off the beaten path and leave the cell phone in the truck!

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a large natural area in the Texas Hill Country that used to be a working ranch. There are about 35 miles of trails, most of which are quite rugged. It is a popular destination for equestrian events. There are some nice views from the hilltops, but many of the trails have numerous steep slopes and lots of loose... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff answered any question, no matter how inane or irrelevant (where can we get prime rib? Patient man for on line and even made phone calls), with patience and smiles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple times before and came to celebrate my birthday. Have great options for trails and very pretty overlooks. Our dogs had a blast out here too. Not too challenging for us or them. One drawback is there are only 2 parking areas for day use and they are both quite a ways from some of the trail... More 

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