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Government Canyon

12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, TX 78254
+1 210-688-9055
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Love the hikes

Want to be in touch with nature and have time for bonding away from technology? This is a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TeamBosquez
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Helotes, Texas
via mobile
Something was lacking...

Well, most importantly, don't go during "snake season" and there will be snakes year-round. A... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
ZinnHouston
,
Houston
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This park just outside San Antonio is a little more than 8,600 acres.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“state park” (5 reviews)
“open friday” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, TX 78254
Far West Side
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+1 210-688-9055
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Want to be in touch with nature and have time for bonding away from technology? This is a great place nearby to accomplish this! We have a yearly pass and love it. Get your money's worth for sure

Thank TeamBosquez
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Well, most importantly, don't go during "snake season" and there will be snakes year-round. A little scary and definitely wouldn't take pets or small children. Picnic area is nice but snake issues.

Thank ZinnHouston
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you're looking to do some hiking and not travel too far out of town, this is a good spot. The trails are good and well marked, there is also a wide variety of hiking from fairly easy, to longer difficult hikes. It also really...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Government Canyon is a state park located near Helotes, just outside Loop 1604. The park has over 40 miles of trails, with options for routes from 2 miles to 11+ miles. Trails are clean, well maintained, and clearly marked. Many trails are shared with mountain...More

Thank Mimi E
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Wife and I were in town on business and took an afternoon to do a little hiking. We checked in at the visitor center and asked for about a 3-4 hour walk. With plenty of water to stay hydrated, we were on our way! Check...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This park is open Friday-Sunday and offers over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails over 12 acres. Admission is $6 per person or you may use your state park pass. Veterans with over 60% disability are eligible for a pass for 2 free admissions...More

1  Thank wanderlustgrlz
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have been meaning to get our pass renewed for the year so New Years day was the perfect weather to do just that. We took our Motorcycle out to sign for a Texas parks pass for a year. Did a little walking around some...More

Thank Texascouple9290
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I've visited San Antonio three times and had heard of the park with dinosaur tracks so this time I vowed to visit. It's very rustic, more a wilderness than what one would think of as a state park with amenities. Be sure to take water...More

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I visited the park with eight friends on a warm October day. At the advice of a park ranger, we took the Joe Johnston Route to its junction with the Wildcat Canyon Trail (0.84 miles), then followed Wildcat Canyon to its end (1.64 miles). We...More

Thank HarveyL759
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of trails and this is great for someone who is more interested in covering ground than seeing anything very interesting. Not much to see but the surroundings, no hills with views.

Thank mthreecubed
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SFCrameret
places to eat
31 December 2014|
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Response from Irene R | Reviewed this property |
When in doubt where to eat I use the near me now feature on trip adviser which shows restaurants in the area I happen to be with ratings as well as price ranges and links to websites and menus!
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SFCrameret
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31 December 2014|
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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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