San Marcos Like a Local
Gaze at the night sky as you paddle along a peaceful river, trek on remote trails through picturesque Texas Hill Country terrain, and indulge in one adrenaline rush after another. These kinds of outdoor adventures are yours to be had in San Marcos, a charming small town settled between San Antonio and Austin.
74 years after the D-Day invasion in Normandy, That's All, Brother, the first Douglas C-47 Skytrain in the formation makes its home in San Marcos at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing.
Dane Adamson of PaddleSMTX, Hooga Rides and Adamson Brothers Design, and Lions Club Tube Rental were presented with the Rogers Family Tourism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Travel and Tourism Week Reception hosted by the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau on Wednesday, May 9.
Surrounded by miles of rivers, streams and lakes, the area around San Marcos is a water-lover’s paradise. Kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and tubers from around the world gravitate to this college-town of 62,000 residents in Central Texas. The town was put on the kayaking map in 1963 by the annual Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile canoe race that begins in San Marcos each June and takes participants all the way to the Gulf of Mexico over the course of four days.
The gorgeous scenery, gently winding rivers and interesting wildlife in San Marcos, Texas, make it a wonderful destination for outdoor lovers of all ages. Here are seven of the area's best hiking trails to help you explore it.