Government Canyon State Natural Area has more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands. Natural Area visitors may enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including, picnicking, hiking, biking, trail running, geochaching, regularly scheduled guided hikes, and Ranger programs. Some of the monthly hikes/programs include: Haiku Hike, Hike the Canyon, Explore the Canyon, and Family Fun. For those looking for a place to go bird watching, Government Canyon is a good place to find the elusive and endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler.
Please remember that Government Canyon is currently open for Day-Use Only and is not open for camping at this time. The current days and hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Recharge, the Natural Area Store, is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm.Please call ahead for further information, as trail conditions and special events may affect hours of operation and trail accessibility.