“A trail located to the west of the Vista Loop and accessed via the Main Loop Trail.”
— Alfred Martinez
Views · Wildlife
SAPW closes back trails during rainy weather for safety and trail preservation.
Very runnable. Great distance. Large, flat rock surfaces slippery when wet.
Restoration Way (RW) trail is a rugged trail accessible at the west end of the Friedrich Wilderness Park trail system. Restoration Way can be accessed at its north or south end from Vista Loop Trail
off Mail Loop Trail.
RW is approximately 3.0 miles end to end with ascents and descents though hilly, scrubby woodlands and grassy areas. Juniper, Crepe Myrtle, Live Oak, Hackberry, Persimmon, Cedar Elm, and Red bud trees shade runners throughout route.
The north end of trail is at the base of the Cielo Vista neighborhood. Large boulders and rocks will have to be overcome at different locations throughout path. At the 0.3-mi mark, the Mill Pass Trail
cuts across this loop shortening the distance of RWQ. The Mill Pass Trail
has a windmill near its mid-point.
Flora & Fauna
Juniper, Crepe Myrtle, Live Oak, Spanish Oak, Hackberry, Persimmon, Cedar Elm, and Red Bud trees. White tail deer, brown and black squirrels, lizards, snakes, birding.