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Hike the Canyon

  • 1218 Galm Road San Antonio, TX, 78254 United States (map)

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

Who is Invited

Open to ages 13 and over; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

When & Where to Meet

Arrive by 7:45.  Plan ahead, as the Natural Area often experiences heavy visitation and wait time at the fee booth.   Meet near the rainwater harvesting tower next to the Visitor’s Center.

What to Wear & Bring

Dress appropriately; wear sturdy footwear for rough terrain, sunscreen and hats are recommended. Bring 2 liters of water per person and a snack if desired.


Group size is limited. No pets please. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  To reduce human impact on the Natural Area, please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.

Registration, Fees & Cancellation

Registration is NOT required for this hike.  Natural Area entry fees apply; stop at the Entrance Fee Booth to self-pay/register.

Subject to cancellation.  On inclement mornings, check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30AM, or by going to the GCSNA twitter feed or the Friends of Government Canyon Facebook page. 


Earlier Event: June 2
Map and Compass Basics
Later Event: June 15
Explore the Canyon