Lauren Bonczek

  • Hike Cedar Flats Trail at Eisenhower Park

    Eisenhower Park is located on the north side of San Antonio, outside of loop 1604. Take the road to Camp Bullis, and you'll see the entrance to the park on your left a few hundred feet before the gate to the military base. The Cedar Flats trail wi...

    2 miles 170 ft gain

  • Bike the Salado Creek Trail System

    This beautiful bike trail exists in the middle of San Antonio,  and is an offshoot of the Salado Creek Greenway. You can start this trail past the electrical tower at the north end of the greenway. Park your car on Huber Rd (there are plenty of of...

    7 miles

  • Primitive Camp at Lost Maples State Natural Area

    Start at the day use overflow parking lot, there is a picnic area and a paved road will lead you to the trailhead for the  East and West Trail Loops. Continue along, following the signs to the West Trail Loop. You'll come across little river cross...

    2.5 miles 849 ft gain

  • Hike the Mud Creek Loop at McAllister Park

    I love McAllister Park. Sure it can get a little stinky after the torrential Texas rains sweep through, but on a clear, dry day you can always find a new and LOVELY trail.  The Mud Creek Loop (or the Green Loop) is a 1.5 mile dirt trail used by hi...

    1.5 miles 181 ft gain

  • Swim at Overlook Park, Canyon Lake

    Set your directions for Overlook Park. A short trail will guide you down the rocky slopes to get to the main beach. A slight trail to the left will take you along the shoreline to a more secluded spot. It's a bit rocky, so either bring a chair or ...

  • Scuba Dive Balmorhea State Park

    Texas has a wonderful state park system, and Balmorhea State Park in West Texas is no exception. Located a few hours southeast of El Paso, Balmorhea boasts a large natural spring with views of the Davis Mountains. Stay in the cabins or camp on loc...

  • Hike the Vista Loop at Friedrich Wilderness Park

    Just north of 1604, off I10 is Friedrich Wilderness Park. This park, within the city limits of San Antonio, has about 10 miles of hiking trails varying from paved and appropriate for all ages and abilities, to challenging uphills and quick drop of...

    3 miles 85 ft gain

  • Camp at Dinosaur Valley State Park

    Starting at the Cedar Brake Outer Loop trailhead, leave your car and toss your pack on your back. You'll walk along some pretty single track-style paths and depending on what season you've chosen, you might be treated to some lovely Texas wildflow...

    3 miles

  • Camp at Upper Madera Canyon

    As beautiful as Big Bend National Park is, if you want a campfire, get yourself over to the state park. 30 miles west of Lajitas, TX lies the Upper Madera Campground, a beautiful campground with drive up sites. From site 3 (our campsite), you have...

  • Canopy View Trail, Muir Woods

    Start this 3-mile out-and-back at the staircase trailhead past the first bridge along the Bohemian Grove. This steep trail will take you past beautiful Redwood, Fir, and Oak trees. Dirt single-track guides you up to the lookout point. There is a n...

    3 miles 1000 ft gain