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Government Canyon State Natural Area

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26 mi 42 km of trail 1 Recommended Route

Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 3 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Government Canyon State Natural Area - 1

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Favorite It's always a good sign when the spring wildflowers choose to conform to your colors.
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Outer Loop

12.0 mi 19.2 km 797' Up 242.9 m Up 797' Down 243.01 m Down

Helotes, TX

Trails in Government Canyon State Natural Area - 10

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3.0 mi 4.8 km #1Far Reaches Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Helotes, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Wildcat Canyon Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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4.7 mi 7.5 km #3Lytle's Loop
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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2.4 mi 3.9 km #4Caroline's Loop
Difficult
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Difficult
Helotes, TX
2.1 mi 3.3 km #5Twin Oaks Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Savannah Loop
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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4.5 mi 7.3 km #7Sendero Balcones
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.6 mi 0.9 km #8Little Windmill
Easy
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Easy
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4.1 mi 6.6 km #9Joe Johnston
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #10Recharge Trail
Easy
Helotes, TX
Easy
Helotes, TX

Photos of Government Canyon State Natural Area - 11

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It's always a good sign when the spring wildflowers choose to conform to your colors.
May 1, 2017 near Helotes, TX
Typical GCSNA escarpment along Twin Oaks.
Jul 11, 2016 near Helotes, TX
Nice tree cover on Joe Johnson
Oct 9, 2019 near Helotes, TX
Rocky uphill path going around Caroline's loop
Oct 9, 2019 near Helotes, TX
Some nice smooth trails near Joe Johnson
Oct 9, 2019 near Helotes, TX
Riding up Joe Johnson.
Jun 28, 2016 near Helotes, TX
There are some nice flat areas like this on the trail, but most areas are quite rocky
Oct 9, 2019 near Helotes, TX
Lots of rocks on the outer loop near sendero balcones
Oct 9, 2019 near Helotes, TX
Rock gardens on the wildcat canyon trail.
Oct 9, 2019 near Helotes, TX
Turning off of Little Windmill, headed north on Sendero Balcones down a steep decent into a creek bed and then a quick ascent
Jul 11, 2016 near Helotes, TX
GCSNA Front Country Trailhead.
Jun 28, 2016 near Helotes, TX