Natural Areas & Trails

Rules & Guidelines

Our natural areas are living, breathing places with a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Please help us care for these beautiful places, as they are working hard to clean our water and our air. All park rules apply. Please follow these additional guidelines:

  • Take only photos, leave only footprints.
  • Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Campfires, glass containers, motor vehicles, weapons, horses, and camping are not permitted.
  • Stay on established trails.
  • Bicycles yield to hikers, refrain from biking on muddy trails.

Natural Areas

Interactive Trail Maps

Turn on your location settings on your cell phone or mobile device and find out where you are in the Natural Area. 

Printable Trail Maps

Additional Information

The City of San Marcos is working to protect the quality of life for the people of San Marcos through the acquisition and management of interconnected parks and natural areas. The San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance and other community organizations work with the City to develop trails and ensure a quality experience.


To report a problem or give a suggestion, email Parks and Recreation.
For emergencies, call 9-1-1.