Main Loop to Restoration Way Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Main Loop to Restoration Way Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
711 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

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. For more information visit: http://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks-Facilities/All-Parks-Facilities/Parks-Facilities-Details/ArtMID/14820/ArticleID/2649/Friedrich-Wilderness-Park

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4 months ago

We added a little bit more to our loop hike taking in a few more trails to make a total of 6.1 miles. We combined 10 trails: Entry, Forest Range, Water, Juniper Barrens, Main Loop, Vista, Restoration Way, Bosque, Fern Del, and Juniper Ridge. Lots of changes of scenery, open areas and shaded, ups and downs, and trail skill levels made this a very enjoyable hike. Very good facilities at the trailhead, but none elsewhere. While parking fills up quickly, we found ourselves alone most of the time. Probably because of all the different combination of trails one can make and because we included the farthest out trails.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Convenient location, shaded for most of it and easy. Like that it's a little escape from town

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9 months ago

I'm new to San Antonio so I was looking for a good local hike that is more challenging than walking a paved path. This one was great! I really appreciated the amount of shade this hike offers, but I'd still get here early if it's hot. We showed up at 7:30 am and got one of the last parking spots in the lot. When we left, there were cars lining the street. There are bathrooms at the beginning of the hike, but none along the way so plan for that. Same goes for water. Views were nice. Some rocky areas and some small climbs up stair paths and natural rock paths. We did the almost 6 mile hike in three hours. The person I was with wasn't an avid hiker nor was she in tip-top shape so you may do it faster or slower depending on your fitness level. Saw lots of people trail running. Remember your trail etiquette as there were lots of people out there enjoying this great space!

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10 months ago

THIS is CHALLENGING! I love it!

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