In 2019 the Texas Trail roundup took over the Seguin Historical Walk from the Lonestar Walkers.
DISTANCES: 10km/5km (6.2mi/3.1mi) Both routes are rated 1A. The 10km walk goes along shaded city streets, through neighborhoods, a municipal golf course, and a park and historical sites. It follows the Guadalupe River and goes through the downtown square. The 5km walk is mostly in the downtown area. The routes may be walked TWICE on the same Start Card for 20km distance credit.
STARTING POINT: Seguin Library, 313 W Nolte Street, Seguin TX 78155
START AND FINISH TIMES: The library may be closed during holidays; you may call them at
(830) 401-2422 to verify hours. Please walk during daylight hours. The library is open:
Mon – Thu: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Seguin, the county seat of Guadalupe County, was established in 1838 by members of Mathew Caldwell’s Gonzales Rangers, but was not incorporated until 1853. It was originally called Walnut Springs for the nearby fresh water sources. Just six months later the name was changed to honor Colonel Juan N. Seguin, one of Sam Houston’s Lieutenants during the struggle for Texas’ independence. Col. Seguin participated in the victory at San Jacinto and later served as a Republic of Texas Senator and as Mayor of San Antonio. Pronounce it se-GEEN.
The Guadalupe River is one of the earliest explored rivers in Texas and was named for Our Lady of Guadalupe by Spaniard Alonso De Leon in 1689. Cabeza De Vaca traveled the Guadalupe which at that time was called the “River of Nuts.” He was the first European to record the existence of pecans.