Friedrich Wilderness Park, San Antonio

4.7
#10 of 31 in Parks in San Antonio
Friedrich Wilderness Park lies at the southern end of the Texas Hill Country. The park is hilly due to its location on the Balcones escarpment that separates the Texas Hill Country from the flat South Texas region. pedestrians only -- no bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards or scooters are permitted; camping, smoking and dogs or other pets are also not permitted.
Norma Friedrich Ward donated 180acre of land to San Antonio, Texas, for use as a public park. Additional land was donated by Wilbur Matthews and Glen Martin. The park was developed with monies from Ms Ward and a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park opened in 1978.
Endangered birdsTwo endangered birds, the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo, spend summers in the park.
TopographyThe park is in the transition zone between the flat South Texas region and the Texas Hill Country. The parking lot is at 1140ft elevation above sea level and 500ft above the San Antonio River in Downtown San Antonio.
The highest hill in the park is 285ft higher (1425 feet above sea level). The skyscrapers of Downtown San Antonio can be seen from the highest points in the park.
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  • We've lived in the San Antonio area for 20 years and until this past week, we had not heard of this place. When we heard about it, we decided to give it a try on Saturday. When we arrived we...  more »
  • The trail itself is not hard to reach, and honestly, it took me a longer time to get there than some of the trails took to complete. There are give or take 14 different trails within that area, with....  more »
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  • The best hiking place in San Antonio! It’s open from 7:00 AM to sunset and the police will be waiting for you if you are late! The tracks are well maintained, and based on weather situation they close or changed it sometimes. There are also a restroom and a picnic area close to the parking space. I used to go to this park almost for the past four years and I suggest you go early in the morning if you would like to beat the crowd. Also, you will experience a nicer weather!
  • This is a large wilderness park. The trails are well marked. Part of the trails are wheelchair accessible. It was very hot and most of the forest noise came from the Cicadas. The woods were dry which is pretty usual for south TX during this time of year. If you go during the summer it is best to go early in the AM. All in all, it was a nice park.

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