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Friedrich Wilderness Park San Antonio

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Friedrich Wilderness Park
21395 Milsa Drive
San Antonio
TX
78256
Tel: 210 564 6400

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Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area are jewels of nature in the midst of rapidly developing northwest Bexar County. They provide a refuge for native species and an opportunity for visitors to experience the sights, sounds, and scents of nature in a landscape of creeks, springs, hilltops, and wooded canyons. These pristine properties also contribute to the protection of quality and quantity of water entering the Edwards Aquifer.
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    This park is a real treasure, well maintained and great for walking. My son and I visited on a warm summer afternoon and took the Vista Loop. Really, the morning might have been a better choice, but we had plenty of water. The Vista Loop winds up and around the hill, with some nice grades, and fewer people. There were scenic little ravines and such. Easier trails are available; we walked part of the main trail to access the Vista Loop and it was also quite enjoyable. A small printed guide was available at the parking lot to identify various...Read More

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    No dogs allowed!? What kind of park is this? Texas is mostly private land so there are really not many places to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Also, San Antonio isn't a very dog friendly city so you cant go many places in town with your dog. Mostly I am limited to the parks to enjoy the outdoors with my dog. I'm from a place where all of my free time was spent outdoors and coming to a place where there are parks that don't allow dogs disappoints me. What a jip. Put the wilderness areas further out of town so that the wildlife is happy and the...Read More

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    Awesome... because there is no dog poop on the trails!

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    Great Park! Plenty of trails ranging from easy to rugged. Make sure to bring a water bottle when you're going, and a map is nice, although the signs can tell you most everything.

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    Nice park....but you Can't bring your puppies.

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by Andrew Kochera

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This park is a real treasure, well maintained and great for walking. My son and I visited on a warm summer afternoon and took the Vista Loop. Really, the morning might have been a better choice, but we had plenty of water. The Vista Loop winds up and around the hill, with some nice grades, and fewer people. There were scenic little ravines and such. Easier trails are available; we walked part of the main trail to access the Vista Loop and it was also quite enjoyable. A small printed guide was available at the parking lot to identify various trees and the like, numbered here and there along the trail. I'll take one star off reluctantly, maybe I expected too much, but the Vista Loop doesn't actually have much Vista... a few very brief glimpses through the trees across the valley to hills beyond, but otherwise mostly just viewing trail and surrounding trees... even when you've reached the very top. I seem to recall the best Vista was actually from the main trail at a lower elevation. I will be returning to try the other trails.

by Elizabeth Hall

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No dogs allowed!? What kind of park is this? Texas is mostly private land so there are really not many places to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Also, San Antonio isn't a very dog friendly city so you cant go many places in town with your dog. Mostly I am limited to the parks to enjoy the outdoors with my dog. I'm from a place where all of my free time was spent outdoors and coming to a place where there are parks that don't allow dogs disappoints me. What a jip. Put the wilderness areas further out of town so that the wildlife is happy and the people have more choices close to home to fit in a run.

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