Travel Texas: Guadalupe River State Park

Another sunny day off? The conditions were perfect for a gorgeous hike with friends.

Guadalupe

Guadalupe River State Park is just up 281 from San Antonio. If you’re looking for an easy day trip or even a camping spot for the weekend, this is an excellent option. The river carves a small canyon through the center of the park, and trails branch off in all directions. We walked along the river, taking in all of the brilliant colors of fall.

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We ran into a couple who volunteer at the park, cleaning up existing trails and marking new ones. They advised us to return in the spring when all the wildflowers will be in bloom. You can bet your bonnet I’ll be back! If flowers aren’t enough incentive, I didn’t spot one of the endangered Golden Cheeked Warblers, and it was definitely on my “hiking to-do” list that day.

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A word of caution: the fire ants are mighty friendly at Guadalupe, an unfortunate truth that Dana discovered for us.

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Happy hiking, my friends!

Xx,

Lauren

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