Government Canyon State Park Trails

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Trail Distance: 7 miles
Time Estimate: 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: $6
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

Does your pup love hiking? Then treat them to a day in Government Canyon State Park so they can explore the puptacular trails found here. This massive natural area stretches over 12,000 acres of rugged land. While visiting, your doggo can reconnect with their wild side and get some pawsome exercise. 

This natural area has some restrictions on where canine visitors can go. Dogs are only allowed on the Frontcountry trails which feature a couple trails your pal will love. The Savannah Loop begins at the Frontcountry Trailhead. It wanders through the lovely terrain and gives your pupster a good taste of the area’s beauty. Be prepared for a couple creek crossings and some rocky patches, but it’s nothing your pal can’t handle. All in all, this trail clocks in at just over two miles. It’s a great option if you have two legged children in tow.

Lytle’s Loop is the other Frontcountry trail that allows dogs. It begins from the Frontcountry Trailhead and meanders through the rolling hills for five miles. If you time your hike just right, you and your pooch will be treated to a pawsome display of wild flowers. Your pup will love trotting along this trail and taking in all the new smells. If your pal is quiet while you hike, you may even see a Rio Grande wild turkey, a northern bobwhite quail, or a white tailed deer. If you do come across wildlife, make sure your pal minds their manners and doesn’t bark or chase it.

Don’t forget to bring a couple clean up bags so you can pick up whatever your pup puts down. Also, be sure to have plenty of water for both you and your furry friend. Both trails have shade, but it can still get pretty hot. Above all else, have a woofderful time hiking with your canine buddy!

Trail Features
Rocky, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
When the weather is nice, the park can reach maximum capacity. If pawsible, arrive early so you and your pup aren't turned away.
Address
12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM