Go Hiking in Texas Hill Country

Explore 5,000 acres of wildlife in the “Cowboy Capital of the World” by hiking at the Texas Hill Country State Natural Area. With ten trails of daring adventure for every skill level, this is one of the best hiking destinations in Texas Hill Country.

When you’re done, rest your head at The Peach Tree Inn and Suites. Located in downtown Fredericksburg, TX, we pride ourselves on being one of the most family-friendly hotels in Texas Hill Country. We would be delighted to host your families next vacation and want to tell you a little more about the nearby Hill Country State Natural Area hiking trails. 

The Hiking Trails in Texas Hill Country State Natural Area

  • Merrick Mile Trail is only a mile long, but there is a slight climb. It will take you through a gorgeous prairie of native grasses and wildflowers.
  • Heritage Loop is the most leisurely hike featuring views of the mill remnants, the Bar-O Ranch House, historic Kitselman fencing, and the Heritage Garden. It is 1.1 miles long and will probably take you around 30 minutes to complete.
  • Wilderness Trail is easygoing but a little more challenging in length at 3.1 miles. It should take you about two hours as you hike through the heart of the Hill Country State Natural Area. Along the way are impressive peaks and beautiful valleys.
  • Madrone Trail got its name from the native madrone trees surrounding the journey. The trail is 2.1 miles long and will take you hiking to remote parts of Texas Hill Country.
  • Hermits Trail is a popular path to get to the backcountry campsites. This trail is about 1.9 miles long and should take you an hour and a half to complete.
  • Bandera Creek Trail is 2.0 miles long and features a variety of plants and wildlife. You can watch for animal tracks along the way for an additional quest. 
  • Pasture Loop is 1.9 miles long and surrounds a former agricultural field. You can admire the many old oak trees along the way. 
  • Medina Loop is a rugged 2.6 mile long trail that takes you past limestone outcroppings and the Comanche Bluff Overlook.
  • West Peak Overlook Trail is only 1.2 miles long but sports a challenging climb, even for seasoned hikers. The hiking challenge is worth it, though, for the breathtaking views of Texas Hill Country.
  • Ice Cream Hill Trail is another challenging hiking trail in Texas Hill Country State Natural Area. As the name suggests, it will put you in the mood for cold, refreshing ice cream!

Get a Souvenir To Celebrate Your Hiking Accomplishments

After conquering the Texas Hill Country hiking trails, you deserve a souvenir for your efforts! Find your reward among the diverse selection of unique souvenirs at the Fredericksburg General Store. If you want to get something you’ll be able to use for many years, they proudly offer the largest selection of Christmas ornaments made in Texas. 

Your outdoor adventure awaits you when you book your stay today!