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Hill Country State Natural Area

10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-3867
+1 830-796-4413
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Gorgeous area of Texas, very friendly people and Bandera has a few decent places to eat. The 1856... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Rugged beauty!

Beautiful, rugged and remote! Wildlife aplenty! In many places, horses and hikers may encounter... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Midland, Texas
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Undeveloped state park that offers 36 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and primitive camping.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hill country” (18 reviews)
“great hike” (4 reviews)
10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX 78003-3867
+1 830-796-4413
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous area of Texas, very friendly people and Bandera has a few decent places to eat. The 1856 tavern does good pizza!

Thank Kary90
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Beautiful, rugged and remote! Wildlife aplenty! In many places, horses and hikers may encounter each other - we really appreciated (and our horses did, too!) the hikers willingness, patience and kindness to yield to our horses on the trail!

Thank Gaiya0812
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful showing us all the different wild flowers. The walk was easy and beautiful. I would highly recommend this activity.

Thank Pairzetty B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Just 10 miles south of Bandera this area lets you get out and see the Hill Country. Most of the surrounding area is private land. Trails are numerous and there are bathrooms and a nice picnic area. There is an entrance fee.

Thank IdahoTravel D
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What a great way to feel the beauty of this great state by hiking and breathing in this clean country air.

Thank maxmtex2017
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tawny with Outlaw Outfitters was our guide on our 3 hour horse ride through Hill Country State Natural Area and she made this excursion PHENOMENAL! We traveled over all types of terrain on the horses...up and down hills with 360 views....absolutely amazing! Tawny was patient,...More

Thank sandsl2017
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The Hill Country State Natural Area is more than we could do in one day of hiking. Beautiful countryside with magnificent vistas. Trails are well maintained, staff friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The park rangers were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I was hiking by myself so they asked were I planned to hike so they could keep an eye on my time. I felt reassured and thankful to know they cared for my safety! I got in...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a basic state park with minimal facilities and amenities, though it is staffed, and the park rangers are super helpful. Perfect for a true nature experience. They were transitioning the trail marking system, so some of the signage was confusing, but we ended...More

Thank EllenRHK
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was my second year to participate in the Bandera Trail Run by Tejas Trails. The staff/rangers work hard and the land is beautiful. Get outside here!

1  Thank lwhoward
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Alisa C
8 June 2017|
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Response from Kary90 | Reviewed this property |
Try the number on the Dixie Dude ranch website, they have beautiful horses. "Blue" is my favourite, he's gorgeous.
10 December 2016|
Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
5 July 2015|
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Response from Mdotmom | Reviewed this property |
Hill Country Equestrian Lodge adjoins the park, and you can hike or ride horses. Comfy cabins and Texas hospitality.