This Rustic Patch of Wilderness Near Austin Has Over 40 Miles of Trails

Twelve thousand acres of untouched nature sit on the north side of San Antonio, and it’s time you took a trip out there. The rolling hillsides, vibrant wildflowers, and natural beauty will thoroughly enchant you. Discover ancient dinosaur tracks, camp under the stars, and stroll beneath shady trees. This rustic patch of wilderness near Austin has over 40 miles of trails.

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Government Canyon State Natural Area can be found at 12861 Galm Rd., San Antonio, TX 78254. It’s open from 7 am to 10 pm on Friday – Monday. Adult tickets cost $6, and children under 12 can enter for free. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.

Have you visited Government Canyon yet? If you’re searching for more natural beauty, you’ll want to embark on these 8 amazing hiking trails in Austin.