Where to see fall foliage near San Antonio

We’re rounding up a few spots in and around the 210 where you can find some Instagram-worthy autumn views.


Road trip idea: Grab your friends and go fall foliage hunting this month.

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South Texas might not be the paragon of autumnal foliage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some unbe-leaf-able views in and around our beautiful Alamo City.

Here are a few of our favorite fall spots to visit around the 210 that are sure to make it to the ‘gram.

Denman Estate Park

Location: 7735 Mockingbird Ln., San Antonio, TX
Distance from downtown: 9.7 miles
Pack a picnic and head over to Gilbert Denman Estate Park near the Medical Center. You can also find a monument hand-built in Gwangju, Korea — one of San Antonio’s sister cities — by Korean craftsmen and artists who traveled to San Antonio to assemble it.

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A little bit of South Korea in South Texas. | Photo by @austinm.moncada

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Location: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX
Distance from downtown: 87.7 miles
There’s more at Enchanted Rock than just the dome. Hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, geocache, or even stargaze while surrounded by gorgeous autumnal scenes.


There’s something so enchanting about astrophotography in Texas. | Photo by @grantdpittman

Garner State Park

Location: 234 RR 1050, Concan, TX
Distance from downtown: 92.7 miles
During the fall, you can expect plenty of visitors looking to take in the natural beauty. Overnight visitors can stay in screened shelters, cabins, or campsites.


Take in the sights and sounds of nature by the Frio. | Photo by @ameymahajan7

Guadalupe River State Park

Location: 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX
Distance from downtown: 35.2 miles
With four miles of river frontage, the tree-lined Guadalupe River provides an excellent backdrop for those looking to get a unique hiking adventure near the Alamo City.


Calm rivers, lush foliage, clear skies — what more could you want? | Photo by @ebryn

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Location: 37221 RM 187, Vanderpool, TX
Distance from downtown: 92.8 miles
At about two hours from San Antonio, this spot is one you may want to plan to visit ahead of time. However, the spectacular fall views are well worth the drive. You can follow the park’s fall foliage report online, which is updated periodically.


Road trip idea: Grab your friends and go fall foliage hunting this month. | Photo by @ivanbriones_photos

Pro tip: Don’t forget to reserve your stay (or visit) prior to arriving. While the name “park” may be misleading, you’ll want to be sure that you’ve secured a day pass (and not get turned away at the gate like City Editor Iván did in 2019) before heading out.

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