Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Emily and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park is closed Christmas Day and New Years day. After heavy rains, backcountry trails are closed for trail erosion preservation.
This hike combines multiple trails in the Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park on the northwest side of San Antonio (Bexar County) to form a pleasant 6.5-mile loop. Prepare to navigate a lot of elevation change as the route traverses rolling terrain and multiple ridgelines. On the Vista Loop Trail, you'll encounter some rock scrambling as well.
Need to Know
Bring good hiking shoes and plenty of water and sunscreen.
This loop follows much (and in some cases, all) of the following trails at Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park to form a long and challenging hike:
Main Loop Trail - About 1.7 miles of mostly shaded trail and a steep climb to the top with some good views of the Texas Hill country.