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Main Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer loop
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 196' 60 m
Descent: -196' -60 m
High: 1,423' 434 m
Low: 1,227' 374 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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This trail offers a pleasant piece of Texas hill country in Emilie and Albert Friedrich Wilderness Park.

Richard White

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail system is closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Description

The Main Loop Trail is about 1.7 miles of diverse habitat and typical Texas hill country rock-and-root tread. It climbs 350 feet in elevation to the tops of the hills.

Many of the other trails in the park can be accessed directly from the Main Loop Trail, so you have plenty of opportunities to extend your run.

Lower portions of the trail are relatively level and rated Level Three Access. The ascents are steep and rated Level Four Access.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, wild boar, live oak, mountain cedar, and Texas mountain laurel can be found here.

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Main Loop
Dec 2, 2017 near Cross M…, TX
Main Loop
Dec 2, 2017 near Cross M…, TX
Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), Friedrich Wilderness State Park, San Antonio, Texas.
Jan 12, 2018 near Cross M…, TX
Enjoy pleasant views from atop the hills in Friedrich Wilderness Park.
May 23, 2017 near Cross M…, TX
Fern Del Trail
Dec 3, 2017 near Cross M…, TX
Main Loop Trail, Friedrich Wilderness State Park, San Antonio, Texas
Jan 12, 2018 near Cross M…, TX

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