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Love this trail! Friedrich is my favorite park in the area and I hike, walk the trails regularly. This trail combo has some challenging areas, but in my opinion is suitable for most fitness levels. The scenery is awesome- the trail is clearly marked and well maintained. Would certainly recommend!

Great trails close to San Antonio! I was surprised at how tucked away this feels. Great tree cover, plenty of hills, beautiful views! It felt like I was farther out in the Hill Country instead of so close to the city. Loved it!

good walk

walking
2 months ago

My first time to walk here, I did not look at the map they provide and just walked 20 minutes, I like the openness, shaded areas and wildlife, next time I will walk the other side and make 30 minutes, thank you Rowlett.

Great for morning exercise, or a relaxing day at the park with your family. The ducks are fun, and the playground is great.

mountain biking
3 months ago

To all you hikers that keep complaining, take a minute to think who maintains the trail.. (DORBA).
(YES, IT COSTS BOTH MONEY TO BUY TOOLS AND LOTS OF VOLUNTEER HOURS TO KEEP THE TRAILS TIDY)
Then take another minute to figure out what does that mean. Hikers are more than welcome. but please no matter the park you go to. always stop at the trailhead and READ THE RULES!!!
most trails will ask hikers to go in the oposite direction so you can spot bikers from a distance and move aside.
thank you all for understanding.
have a great day!!

Nice hiking trail for 20 min outside dallas. Mostly shaded which was nice. Rocky so I had to put boots on my dog. Can’t complain otherwise! Very little bike traffic although I came out on a weekday during the day.

Great trails with plenty of tree cover and steep hills. We've hiked as little as 2 miles and up to 8 miles. Rocky terrain so wear good hiking shoes/boots.

Bike only,
Trail is really narrow
Not hiker friendly

Good hike for one hr. Took a loop starting with Yucca and came down thru Hill view..

Took Main loop. It’s a quick 45 mins walk. Lots of trail options available. Have to come back and explore.

Best places with a lot of deep hills. Great workout place.

Awesome park. We had a blast. It was our first time on the trail and we had no problems following the trail. The trails are clearly marked and no sand spurs.

...all you ever want here at Flat Rock, climbs, descents, tricky technical, crazy switchbacks and vast, breathtaking hill country scenes...oh and the cattle, goats and sheep!!!

Amazing run I was sore for a week

A grouping of several trails that can be scaled up to the full five miles or scaled back to as little as three miles. The centerpiece is the painted bunting trail (have not seen a painted bunting yet), which is 70% meadow to 30% forest. In Spring, the flowers are your main attraction and, if the trail has not been recently mowed, grasshoppers might bounce off of you as you forge ahead. In Winter, the attraction is the unrestrained wind carrying the intoxicating scent of distant fireplaces. You will hike several inclines, but none too high or too rough (just rough enough). You will have to hop-scotch over the rocks; most have been placed by nature at intervals that will favor your feet, but do keep your eyes on the ground as you navigate them. It is true the surroundings are not the most handsome; this is the grizzled Hill Country landscape, after all, and I believe some controlled burns were conducted in the past, giving the place a war-torn appearance in spots. On the other hand, the open view allows you to scan occasionally for feral hogs, whom you might see trotting about. A distant hello is sufficient for these creatures. If you are scaling up, you will detour off the painted bunting trail at the crossroads down inside what I call the 'valley of the souls' (you'll know it when you see it) onto the live oak and river overlook trails. On this detour the view narrows and the rocks get ornery. You can wander off-trail to gaze upon the Guadalupe and wonder who else has been there as the centuries have passed, but do not stop for long, lest you lose the hang of getting through the gauntlet of stone. You will eventually pick up the painted bunting trail again and be hit with the hike's rudest incline. Hit it with all your vigor and it tends to back down. Then you're in open country again (or at the parking lot). Congratulations, it is accomplished.

hiking
6 months ago

Bike friendly. If hiking, be sure to go in the opposite direction because trail is narrow & bikers have city manners. Decent trail for inner city hiking. Easy to moderate

Nice 3 mike loop, meadows/wild flowers, tricky rocky areas fun on a good MTB, some uphills, few downhills, easy-moderate.

Trails were clean and fun! Met lots of nice people.

Wow. Haven’t gotten a lot of rides under my belt yet but was super excited about this trail. It. Is. Tough. But so much fun and the scenery is amazing. Definitely coming back.

hiking
7 months ago

This was fun. We cut through about halfway to leave due to daylight hours. I wouldn’t rate it as hard the 11 yo and 7 yo did it easily but fun for sure

Good hike. We got there pretty late and didn’t bring a flashlight with us so it was difficult to find a way back because it was super dark. However the trail is marked pretty well and it is a good trail.

trail running
8 months ago

Ragnar Relay Race is here every year. The loops and amenities are amazing. Wish I could hit these at other times, but it is mountain biking only the rest of the year.

hiking
8 months ago

I can’t wait to bring my bike next time I visit. Great for an inner city hike but this place is for the bikes.

Some parts are challenging to say the least
Great views. Superb area to explore. Multiple choices

Did the Main Loop Trail on 3/3/18. Misty, drizzly weather and a little chilly. Rocks on top of the hill were very slippery due to the drizzle. This is a very good trail to test the legs and hips. It begins with a serious climb then a "flat" section on the top then an interesting descent. We started by going left from the entry trail. This gives you the toughest part at the start. Met some friendly folks along the way. Very clean trail.

Very pretty, very hard to navigate.

Great trail for Texas! Some trails rated as difficulty really weren’t. There was one section of the Restoration Trail where you could hear and see building of huge homes and that took away from the tranquility a bit but it was just for a short section. Highly recommend and I’ll be back :) Very well marked trails too.

10 months ago

don't do this trail with a hybrid.

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