Friedrich Wilderness Park Main Loop, Vista Loop, and Fern Del Trail

Helotes, Texas

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Perched high on the Balcones Escarpment, this hike becomes exhilarating on the short Fern Del Trail. Go up steep limestone outcroppings, called steps, through a dwarf forest and along a singletrack, cliff-hugging path overlooking the canyon. Vista Loop offers a glimpse of the San Antonio skyline. Follow segments of the Main Loop, Vista Loop, Fern Del, and Water Trail to get the best of Friedrich. Start at the Main Loop trailhead, located near the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot. Pick up a trail map at the sign-in stand near the restrooms. This hike combines sections of the Main Loop, Vista Loop, Fern Del Trail, and Water Trail to view the contrast between the flat valleys, dwarf forests, narrow ridge tops, steep hillsides, and limestone balcones found in the park. All trails have signs telling their level of difficulty, from Level One, the easiest, to Level Four, the most difficult.

Friedrich Wilderness Park: Main Loop, Vista Loop, and Fern Del Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Perched high on the Balcones Escarpment, this hike becomes exhilarating on the short Fern Del Trail. Go up steep limestone outcroppings, called steps, through a dwarf forest and along a singletrack, cliff-hugging path overlooking the canyon. Vista Loop offers a glimpse of the San Antonio skyline. Follow segments of the Main Loop, Vista Loop, Fern Del, and Water Trail to get the best of Friedrich.

Start at the Main Loop trailhead, located near the sidewalk adjacent to the parking lot. Pick up a trail map at the sign-in stand near the restrooms. This hike combines sections of the Main Loop, Vista Loop, Fern Del Trail, and Water Trail to view the contrast between the flat valleys, dwarf forests, narrow ridge tops, steep hillsides, and limestone balcones found in the park. All trails have signs telling their level of difficulty, from Level One, the easiest, to Level Four, the most difficult."

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Helotes
Distance: 2.3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.75 hours
Season: September through June
Local Maps: USGS Camp Bullis
Driving Directions: Directions to Friedrich Wilderness Park: Main Loop, Vista Loop, and Fern Del Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018