Amarillo, TX

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center & Old Soncy Trail 

Wildcat Bluff Nature Crr. Google Street View

The Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is one of our favorite places for running in Amarillo. Located 8 miles west of downtown, the Nature Center features 6 miles of easy-to-moderate trails for running showcasing the area’s native grasslands. This trail map shows a few possible loop options. Combining the Windmill, Lower Bluff, and Upper Bluff trails would be a 4-5 mile run. Note: Admission fee required

Old Soncy Multi-Use Trail. Adjacent to Wildcat Bluff, a former road is now an off-road, 3-mile multi-use path running parallel to Loop 335. It won’t win any awards for scenery, being alongside a busy road, but it’s a good way to rack up a few miles on an off-road path. It runs from the Nature Center south to West Amarillo Blvd, and is a gradual climb from north to south. For an even more ambitious, longer off-road run, the west end of the 4-mile Rock Island Rail Trail is located 1 mile east of the southern terminus of the Old Sconcy Trail.

Essentials
  • Nature Center: 6 miles (10 km) of trails; Old Soncy trail is 3 miles (4.8 km) one-way
  • Some rolling hills
  • For nature center: Visitor Center parking lot; Old Soncy Trail northern end is next to the Nature Ctr.
  • Located ~8 miles west of downtown; Parking at Visitor Center

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Essentials
  • Nature Center: 6 miles (10 km) of trails; Old Soncy trail is 3 miles (4.8 km) one-way
  • Some rolling hills
  • For nature center: Visitor Center parking lot; Old Soncy Trail northern end is next to the Nature Ctr.
  • Located ~8 miles west of downtown; Parking at Visitor Center