Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio

Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio

by Keith Stelter

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Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of nineteen of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes in and around San Antonio, Texas. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural beauty—with Friedrich Wilderness Park, Palmetto State Park, Comanche Lookout, and Government Canyon State Natural Area among the choice attractions. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to two-hour adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • GPS coordinates

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762752973
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Best Easy Day Hikes Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 1,210,017
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Keith Stelter has been hiking, writing and taking photographs for 40 years. He is the Hiking Editor-Texas, for radio/magazine, "Great American Outdoor Trails," a radio show with a listening audience of 4.5 million. The program devotes 15 minute segments to hiking in Texas, and its Podcasts, along with a weekly web-based newsletter, are read by over 100,000 subscribers. Keith has also made numerous guest appearances on radio talk shows throughout Texas. Keith is also the Executive Director of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association (TOWA); and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA); Texas Master Naturalists; North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA); and American Trails Association. His articles and photographs have been featured on several web-sites including, "Travel with a Challenge" and "Trips and Journeys." Keith is a columnist for the HCN newspaper group, which serves the greater Houston area and has a total circulation of 745,000 readers. He is also the author of Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio, FalconGuides, 2008.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 11

Map Legend 13

The Hikes

1 Eisenhower Park: Hillview, Red Oak, and Cedar Flats Trails 14

2 Eisenhower Park: Yucca, Shady Creek, and Cedar Flats Trails 19

3 Stone Oak Park: Spider's Dare Trail 24

4 Crownridge Canyon Natural Area: Red Oak Trail 28

5 Comanche Lookout Park: Loop and Lookout Tower Trails 32

6 Friedrich Wilderness Park: Main Loop, Vista Loop, and Fern Del Trail 36

7 Government Canyon State Natural Area: Savannah Loop 41

8 Government Canyon State Natural Area: Bluff Spurs Trail 45

9 Bamberger Nature Park: Exercise Loop and Leon Creek Loop 50

10 Brackenridge Park: Wilderness and Wildlife Trails 54

11 Leon Creek Greenery: Buddy Calk Trail 59

12 O. P. Schnabel Park: Leon Creek Vista Trail 63

13 Tobin Park: Oakwell Trail 67

14 San Antonio Parks and Recreation: McAllister Park Loop 71

15 Hill Country State Natural Area: Wilderness and Twin Peaks Trails 76

16 Cibolo Nature Center: Prairie, Creekside, and Woodlands Trails 81

17 Medina River Park: El Camino and Rio Medina Trails 86

18 Palmetto State Park: Hiking Trail 90

19 Palmetto State Park: Palmetto and Lake Trails 94

About the Author 98

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