Commanche Lookout Park

Trail
1.70 Miles
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Free
2point5stars (2.80)5
1point5stars (1.80)
1point5stars (1.50)
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San Antonio
Bexar
Log Entries
Nice short hike
By texaskdog on 12/30/2010
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

We hiked straight up to the tower, which would be cooler if they fixed it up and opened it.  We went down the main trail and took the Comanche Lookout trail, then the Deer Park and Library Loop, took about an hour.  However there a lot of unofficial side trails which you could spend hours on.  We were visiting from Austin and was fun to do once.

Great place to walk the dogs
By RMA on 1/11/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 1.50 Miles Duration: N/A
Nice daily hike
By WalkerTexasHiker on 10/27/2006
Rating: 4point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.18 Miles Duration: N/A
This is my first post at Texashiking.com and so I thought I would update the info on this hike. I do this one almost every day and its very enjoyable. The trails are very good for the casual hiker and day walker. Walking all of the trails will give you better than 2 miles worth (my daily hike is 2.18 miles according to GPS). The city of San Antonio leaves a lot to be desired, but they really do love their parks and it shows with this one. 3 levels of trail difficulty challenge new walkers and depending on how you do it, seasoned walkers as well. Picnic tables and benches are scattered throughout the area so you can take a break or have lunch. The view from the top is quite nice, especially at sundown. A visit to the library at the south end of the park will treat you to some pictures of the land from the 1940's. All in all this is one of my favorite places to go in town. EDIT: The page here says that dogs are not allowed..not true. Dogs are very welcome and outnumber people usually. They do ask that you pick up after them though and provide "mutt mitts" for this purpose.
Neat Little Park
By jjnipp769 on 2/19/2005
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Not really much of a hiking trail, but a nice little jaunt uphill and back. Good locale for a quick in-city walk.
Not for the serious hiker
By leemark45 on 2/12/2005
Rating: 1point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This park does not offer a lot of trails. It does have a good view of the area when you get to the top of the lookout. A lot of housing developments and apartments are in the area so a lot of locals use the park. Not a lot of solitude,
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