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Wolf Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"About 40 miles west of Austin. A moderately easy day hike through the Hill Country above the Pedernales River. Special Attractions: Hill Country River, views. Permit required for camping."
--Laurence Parent, Hiking Texas (Falcon Guides).
Let me preface all of the following by saying this was my first time on a bicycle in at least 10 years, and my main purpose was to grab geocaches. I was with a friend of mine who competes in Iron Man Competitions, and she averages @13-15 mph on an average day. I did not think I would make it all the way to Jonas Springs and I figured she would be frustrated with me not being able to keep up.
And while there were times she had to wait for me as I walked my bike up a few steep inclines, I did make it to Jonas Creek and back without too much trouble. We stayed on the main trail closest to the Primitive camping, evidently there is more technical terrain if you take one of the south forks, which we did not do.
Jonas Spring was beautiful, and well-worth the ride. The trail is wide and road-based, but there are little side trails going off here and there through the woods that were fun to connect up to. Looked like you could make your way down to some swimming holes on the creeks along the way.
After we were finished my GPSr said that we had done @9 miles in about 4 hours. I look forward to going back to camp at the primitive site, and hike/bike around the rest of the park.
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