A 23-mile paved drive through Hill Country back roads from the German-settled town of Comfort along the route of the former Fredericksburg and Northern Railway to Luckenbach, the small village of country music fame. This drive follows much of the former route of the old San Antonio-Fredericksburg Road and the Fredericksburg and Northern Railway as it climbs over the divide separating the watersheds of the Guadalupe and Pedernales rivers.
At the top of the divide the drive reaches the high point, literally and figuratively, at a long railroad tunnel cut through a ridge. The tunnel, a rarity in relatively flat Texas, once carried trains under the divide but now hosts a population of more than one million bats. Special attractions: Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area, Luckenbach, abandoned railroad tunnel, large bat colony, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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