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Hike the Canyon

Join the Friends of Government Canyon and the Sierra Club for a jointly-led guided hike on one of the many trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area. The hike will range from 4 to 7 miles depending on the group.

1. Who is Invited
Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Group size is limited; no pets please.

2. What to Wear & Carry
Dress appropriately, sunscreen and hat recommended, wear sturdy footwear for hiking over rough terrain; bring two liters of water per person and a snack. Bring your camera. Photography is encouraged!

3. Rules
No picking flowers allowed. 
No pets please.

4. When & Where  to Meet
Meet at the Visitors Center by the rainwater harvesting tower after stopping at the Entrance Fee Booth Area to self-pay/register. Plan to be at the Visitor Center no later than 7:45 AM; the hike starts promptly at 8:00 AM.

5. Registration & Cost
Natural area entry fees apply. Learn More

Subject to Cancellation
On inclement mornings call GCSNA’s main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30AM Saturday to check on trail conditions, or go to the GCSNA website twitter feed (, or to the GCSNA Facebook page.

For more information 
or:  (210) 688-9055 ext 2009

Please Note: The start time is 8:00a.m.

Earlier Event: June 3
Guided Hikes for National Trails Day
Later Event: June 10