Main Loop to Restoration Way Trail

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Friedrich Wilderness Park

Main Loop to Restoration Way Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Antonio, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length5.5 miElevation gain711 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPartially pavedViewsWildlifeNo dogs
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SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. For more information, please visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks-Facilities/All-Parks-Facilities/Parks-Facilities-Details/ArtMID/14820/ArticleID/2649/Friedrich-Wilderness-Park Friedrich Wilderness Park offers approximately 10 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. It is home for rare birds, terrestrial orchids, steep hills and deep canyons. It is internationally known for bird watching. Perched on the edge if the Balcones Escarpment, Friedrich is a nesting site for two federally listed endangered species of birds: the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler. Restrooms and water fountains are found at the entrance to the park. Visitors are encouraged to bring water bottles for longer hikes in warm weather. In order to protect this wilderness area, it is important to observe the following rules: -no fires -no smoking on trails -stay on designated trails -pedestrians only please; roller blades, skateboards, scooters, bicycles, etc., are not allowed -to protect the endangered species, pets, including dogs, are not allowed

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Jessie Della-Rovere
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Hiking

Challenging, especially after so little activity in the past several years. I certainly need to build up my speed and stamina. Great day for a hike!

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Michelle evaldez
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RunningGreat!

My favorite 5 miler. Rocks, roots and brutal inclines. My short legs fought through some winds today, but great run as always!

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Erica Sloan
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Hiking

Trail was in great shape! Got a little lost trying to do the big complete loop. Didn’t realize you had to do Main Loop to Vista Loop to get to Restorative Trail. But now I know. Still had a great time.

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Kristen Glass
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WalkingGreat!

I’m 400 lbs, it took me 1hr 42 min to walk the entire main loop trail. It was very hard for someone of my size, but it is excellent for a challenge. I had to take breaks and I sat down a couple of times. Not overly crowded from 8 am to 10 am. I’d say If I can do it you can do it. Bring water, expect elevation and stone stairs. Go right on the trail, don’t go left. That hill is best down coming down.

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Tina Wright
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Hiking

Got started a bit late so is was hot

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Steven Loucks
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Hiking

I expected a mild moderate to easy trail. I was surprised. if the sign says rocky and probably impassable for a wheelchair... then you might think of, well this is gonna be easy. sign should of read completely unthinkable for a wheelchair. there are parts of the nw trail that are nothing but ascending switchbacks of stone stairs and roots. my first 6 mile with a moderately loaded day pack with several liters of water. so kinda heavy. I'm not in shape. I'm getting in shape. this trail was moderately difficult that had areas, that I was winded. but I never felt a necessity to stop. not inadvisable, but not completely necessary either. kinda busy. but, but not obtrusively. overall great place. I'm gonna feel it tomorrow, in a good way though.

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Scott Carson
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Bird watching

Restoration trail is this best loop at Fredrich Park in my opinion

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Stephanie Ramos
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Daymon Wooten
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HikingRockyScramble

Good climb in some areas on the entire outside loop. Excellent trails.

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Stephanie Ramos
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Hiking

All the natural surface trails were closed today so we just looped around the intro twice. Weather was beautiful and happy to be outside again after that freeze.

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Katherine Pirkle
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Mountain biking

Great six mile hike/run with the family.

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Brittany Estok
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Hiking

Mostly shaded trail that is rocky at parts

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Brianna Lisi
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Hiking

Kept circling the vista loop semi-unintentionally so I got a lot of steep hills!

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Jessica Flores
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Hiking

Pretty!

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Mike P
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Loyda Jimenez
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Hiking

Being good shoes, we aware of slippery/mossy stones and deceiving leaves! Bring walking sticks if possible if it had rained in the last 2 days or so

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Ann Downes
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Pamela Carrejo
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Hiking

Awesome! Great scenery and great climbs if you’re into it.

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K Wat
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail, very scenic. Beautiful Oak and Cypress trees. Went in December, weather was mild. Trail very well kept, easy to navigate. Moderately trafficked. Very friendly hikers. Saw several solo hikers. Good spot for trail running. Fun for all hiking levels, varying difficulty. Family friendly!

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Ramki Kornepati
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Hiking

Visiting from NC, thoroughly enjoyed the trail.

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Kristin Catsonis
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Steve James
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Hiking

Probably my favorite park in the San Antonio area. It has many markers and lots of good climbs. The back side is not as rocky as the front. Very busy park, come early for parking.

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Steven Shingledecker
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Emery van Broekhuizen
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Hiking

It was nice, but a little crowded for a Tuesday. No one wearing masks...but everyone was quite friendly. I’ll do it again on a less busy day.

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WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM
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HikingGreat!

Nice trail for a good workout! I think it’s closer to 7 miles and not 5.5, I still need to go with my GPS to really measure it. It took 2.5 hours and I carry a pace of 3.2 mph, hence why I believe it’s longer that 5.5

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janie castillo
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Jacob Valero
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Ally M
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Walking

Social distancing is impossible on this narrow trail, and hardly anyone wears a mask or walks in a single-file line. This trail is best traveled on a weekday.

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Robin Tate
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Hiking

Fun hike, perhaps more so after a slight drizzile. There are short segments within Vista Loop that may pose a challenge, but otherwise a relatively easy hike.

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