15 Best Hikes in San Antonio To Take With You Family

Friedrich Wilderness Park, Main Loop Trail

This wilderness area lies northwest of San Antonio, just outside Loop 164. The park is 230 acres of pure beauty and we suggest you download a trails map as there are many to choose from. The trailhead kiosk usually has a supply. You can hike to Juniper Ride, Fern Dell or do one of the Loops, either Main Loop or Vista Loop. And of course, you can do them all together as all the trails lead to one.  We would suggest you take Main Loop to Vista and then on to Fern Dell for a moderate hike, 2.6 miles in total. There are several diverse habitats in the park, including woodlands, grassland, rocky canyons, juniper and a couple of creeks too. You may be lucky to see eagles flying overhead and if you’re a birder, take your binoculars. The area is well known for rare birds, including the black-capped Viero and the golden-cheeked Warbler. Wear good shoes and take water, especially for the longer hikes.

Trail length: 2.6 miles
Elevation: 400 feet
Rating: moderate
Where: 21395 Milsa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78256
Phone: (210) 207-3781

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