Government Canyon State Natural Area has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands.

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We are lovers of the outdoors with one common mission: protecting and preserving the Natural Area

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Through volunteers we conserve, preserve, and help educate the public.

 

Things to Do

Hiking
40 miles of hiking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands.
Biking
A network of biking trails ranging from 3-5 miles per trail. The terrain varies from canopy-covered rolling trails to pretty tough climbs.
Camping
Overnight camping is allowed on weekends and some holidays. Options include regular walk-in campsites, and group walk-in campsites.
Trail Running
Run where the dinosaurs once roamed on our extensive network of trails or participate in the the annual 15K / 8K Recharge Trail Run.
Bird Watching
For those looking for a place to go bird watching, Government Canyon is a good place to find the elusive and endangered golden-cheeked warbler.
Picnics
Government Canyon offers 10 picnic sites with restrooms nearby including the group picnic pavilion.
Programs & Tours
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
Volunteer
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
Geocaching
The perfect destination for your next or first geocaching adventure. A variety of caches are waiting to be found throughout the park.

Plan Your Visit

Hours

Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun - 7 to 10
Tue, Wed - Closed

Location

1281 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX
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Fees

Adult $6 - per day
Child $0 - under 12 years old

Pets

Pets limited to front country trails
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Camping

Fridays, Saturdays, & select holidays
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Mon
Open
7-10
Tue
Closed
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Wed
Closed
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Thu
Closed
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Fri
Open
7-10
Sat
Open
7-10
Sun
Open
7-10
 

Note: Our trails close due to weather and conditions. For current status please check Facebook or Twitter or call 210-688-9055

 

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What Is Government Canyon?

Government Canyon State Natural Area has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands. Natural Area visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including, picnicking, hiking, biking, trail running, geocaching, regularly scheduled guided hikes, and ranger programs. Some of the monthly hikes/programs include: Hike the Canyon, Explore the Canyon, and Family Fun. For those looking for a place to go bird watching, Government Canyon is a good place to find the elusive and endangered golden-cheeked warbler.

 

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