Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Amarillo: Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

Named by early cowboys for a den of wildcats that lived under the bluff, Wildcat Bluff is the site of a branch of the historic Santa Fe Trail where wagon ruts are still visible today. Located just a few minutes from downtown Amarillo, this nature center is a place to step out of the daily routine and imagine a different time. More than 600 acres of rolling grasslands are threaded with 5.3 miles of hiking trails, giving you access to various types of natural habitats, geological and historic features.                                


  • 2301 North Soncy Road
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • 79159


Hours & Fees

  • Trails open during daylight hours 7 days a week. Visitor's Center remains closed for now.

  • Adults: $4, Children and Seniors: $3

Map & Directions

3 miles north of I-40 on Loop 335.

Please do not bring pets, bicycles or off-road vehicles. Trails are not intended for recreational use. Due to the current drought, we do not have water available for drinking. Please bring your own!