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Self-Guided Hikes

Along with the popular series of LGO! Naturalist-led hikes, MPRPD offers printable, self-guided hikes at Garland Ranch Regional Park.

Hike Guides describe the distance, approximate hiking time and elevation gain for each hike, as well as providing step-by-step directions, a map and important reminders. Hike Guides are available at the Garland Park Visitor Center, you can also download and print your own Hike Guides from the pdf links below.

Lupine LoopRancho Loop Buckeye Nature TrailCliff-Siesta Point-Maple CanyonGarzas Canyon to Visitor CenterLa Mesa and Mesa PondRedwood Canyon-TerraceWaterfall-Sky-SageSnively's Ridge

Prepare for Your Hike

To ensure that your hiking experience is enjoyable, please observe the following precautions:

  • Wear boots or sturdy walking shoes appropriate for rugged trails.
  • Dress in layers. The weather can be unpredictable.
  • Carry ample water with you to drink. Parts of some hikes are in full sun. Water is not available at many of the hike locations.
  • Restrooms are not always available, so please plan accordingly.
  • Only service dogs are allowed on hikes led by MPRPD Volunteer Naturalists and other Let’s Go Outdoors! instructors. Please observe the rules regarding dogs, as each park has its own rules.
  • Park District staff, volunteers and the public, during special events, might operate vehicles on Garland Park roads and trails. All other users must yield to vehicles.
Triangle graphic with a bike, walking person and a horse

Help us promote safety on multi-use trails.

Please be courteous on the trail. Stay alert and make sure your presence in known to other trail users, particularly when approaching from behind.

Some trails in Garland Ranch Regional Park permit horses and bicycles. Hikers yield to horses; bicyclists yield to hikers and horses.