close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Government Canyon State Natural Area

      Entrance Fees
      - Adult: $6 Daily
      - Child 12 Years and Under: Free

      Hours
      - Open Friday through Monday
      - Closed Tuesday through Thursday

      Gate is open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

      On major holidays, Government Canyon will open for additional dates for day use visitation. Visit our Events page for specific holiday openings. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      VC Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 2
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 3, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      2,742 ft
      Total Vertical
      409 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,382 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      390

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Government Canyon State Natural Area Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      5 |
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      6 |
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      9 |
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 4:54pm
      Mar 3, 2020

      Videos of Government Canyon State Natural Area Mountain Bike

      Wildcat Canyon
      5:40 | 200 | Jul 12, 2019 , San Antonio
      Mountain Biking Government Canyon - San Antonio TX
      8:24 | 93 | Mar 22, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Far Reaches
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 5:55pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      Idealrat77Beautiful trail. No issues at all. It...
      Sendero Balcones
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 5:54pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      Idealrat77The trail was in great shape. No issues.
      Joe Johnston Route
      Mar 3, 2020 @ 5:51pm
      Mar 3, 2020
      Wetrat77The trail was in great shape before and...
      Wildcat Canyon
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 7:36am
      Jun 15, 2019
      DryDanielTweddell
      Caroline's Loop
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 7:04am
      Dec 2, 2017
      DryNoahg59

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2311273ozzyrangelwishlisttrailTwin Oaks
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 10:13pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      user #2265245EvanHebenstreitwishlisttrailSendero Balcones and 1 more
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 4:15pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      user #2267370SpicyRattwishlisttrailJoe Johnston Route
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 9:32pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      user #2251745KkatchervotetrailFar Reaches
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 6:39am
      Jun 25, 2020
      user #2251745KkatcherriddentrailFar Reaches
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 6:39am
      Jun 25, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1600110Jpgivens01trailLytle's LoopThis would be a great trail to introduce...
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 8:49am
      Jun 14, 2020
      user #1600711skyjrichMTBtrailJoe Johnston RouteThis route has dinosaur foot prints. For real!
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1600711skyjrichMTBtrailJoe Johnston RouteGreat way to get to those black diamonds
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1600711skyjrichMTBtrailWildcat CanyonSuper chunky DH and a very challenging climb....
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1600711skyjrichMTBtrailTwin OaksNot really worth the effort, better off...
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 12:20pm
      Oct 5, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Iron Horse Canyon HOA 33 km
      OP Schnabel Park 4 27.3 km
      Parkwood HOA 17.4 km
      Redbird Ranch 17 7 110.2 km
      Leon Creek Greenway 14 1712.6 km
      • By yutarosan & contributors
      • Admins: STORM
      • #14798 - 2,135 views
      • government canyon state natural area activity log | embed map of Government Canyon State Natural Area mountain bike trails | government canyon state natural area mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Government Canyon State Natural Area.
      You must login to download files.