New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Trails
County Line Memorial Trail
The County Line Memorial Trail extends 2.18 Miles from County Line Road to Hwy 725.
County Line Memorial Trail is the first linear trail in the park system. Amenities along the trail include trees, rest areas with benches, bridges connect surrounding neighborhoods to the trail and outdoor fitness stations. The County Line Memorial Trail Wetlands are emergent wetlands. Emergent Wetlands, commonly called marshes and meadows, are dominated by herbaceous plants such as grasses, sedges and forbs that "emerge" from the water.
Dry Comal Nature Trail
The Dry Comal Hike and Bike Trail winds through several different vegetation habitats: a savanna with prickly pear cacti and mesquite trees, an upland forest of old live oaks, Ashe juniper, cedar elm and riparian habitat including boxelder, hackberry and pecan trees. Established in 2003 by the Parks and Recreation Department and volunteer groups, the trail offers great recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Download the trail map/kiosk information.
Panther Canyon Nature Trail
Panther Canyon Trail begins near the headwaters of the Comal Springs which are fed by waters of the Edwards Aquifer emerging within the Balcones fault zone. The trail ascends the Balcones Escarpment into the Edwards Plateau under the shade of oaks, Ashe juniper, cedar elm and under-story trees including Mexican buckeye, kidneywood and Texas persimmon.
The trail crosses a dry creek bed of an ephemeral stream that only flows during or immediately after a rain. The trail covers over 49 acres and is home to many native plants and wildlife. The gently sloping pedestrian trail leads visitors approximately eight-tenths of a mile through the Balcones Escarpment. Hikers should allow at least 1.5 hours for the 1.6 mile round trip hike.
Download the Panther Canyon map/kiosk.