Hiking & Trails

From leisurely strolls on ADA accessible trails to more challenging hikes on rugged terrain, San Marcos has trails for outdoor adventurers of all fitness levels. Bring your bike, binoculars or man’s best friend to explore scenic parks that make you feel like you are miles from civilization but are really still in the heart of town. With more than 850 acres of natural areas, and a lot of native wildlife and migratory birds, there’s plenty of natural San Marcos for you to see and explore. Don’t forget to bring water for you or any four-legged friends you bring with you on your outdoor adventure. And don’t listen to Robert Frost – stay on trail paths and within natural area fencing. 

Biking

If your preferred mode of transportation has two wheels, it’s about time you visit bike-friendly San Marcos, Texas! Whether you hit the road, or our beautiful natural trails…

Purgatory Creek Natural Area

The largest portion of the 570-acre Purgatory Natural Area, Upper can be accessed at Wonder World Drive and Craddock Avenue. Visitors can hike along an old jeep track that winds through the…