Best Trails in Amistad National Recreation Area

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Want to find the best trails in Amistad National Recreation Area for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 4 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 3 easy hiking trails in Amistad National Recreation Area that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 11 to 142 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Amistad National Recreation Area.
Description

Amistad NRA is the United States portion of International Amistad Reservoir, formed on the Rio Grande along the border of the US and Mexico. Amistad is known for excellent water-based recreation, camping and is surrounded by a landscape rich in prehistoric rock art, a vibrant border culture, along with a wide variety of plant and animal life. Accessibility: For information on the accessibility of the Amistad National Recreation Area, visit: https://www.nps.gov/amis/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm

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Map of trails in Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas
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Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Contact
(830) 775-7491
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Top trails (4)
Diablo East Loop Trail
#1 - Diablo East Loop Trail
Amistad National Recreation Area
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Length: 2.1 km • Est. 33m
This is a trail that is great for all ages. With good views of the lake and surrounding vistas, there are even places to sit with shade covering if needed. If unable to find shade, users recommend enjoying this trail when it’s cooler because it gets quite hot. Accessibility: There are 2 designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lots off of Diablo East Marina Road at the northeast end of the trail. Both of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is gravel and typically at least 4 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less) except for one moderately steep (5-8%) downhill section in the first 0.1 miles when going counterclockwise. Trail goers/hikers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers may need assistance in the moderately steep section or to avoid it for safety. All-terrain tires or motorized equipment may be needed for the unpaved surface type. There are benches and picnic tables at the start of the route for resting. Show more
Sunrise Trail
#2 - Sunrise Trail
Amistad National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.0 km • Est. 1h 2m
Amistad Trail
#3 - Amistad Trail
Amistad National Recreation Area
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Length: 13.2 km • Est. 3h 37m
Diablo East Nature Trail
#4 - Diablo East Nature Trail
Amistad National Recreation Area
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Length: 0.8 km • Est. 14m
This short trail offers excellent views of the reservoir and shoreline. There are also some info panels highlighting the plants at the confluence of the Chihuahua desert and riparian ecosystems. The trailhead is right across the parking lot for the Diable East green and blue loops. Accessibility: There are 2 designated accessible spaces in the large paved parking lot off of Diablo East Marina Road at the south end of the trail. Both of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is packed gravel and typically at least 4 feet wide. The most accessible portion of the trail is the first 0.2 miles out. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less) except for a very steep (over 12%) downhill section at about a quarter-mile in when heading north. Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance in the steeper sections over 8% grade or to avoid them for safety.Show more