Water Trail

San Antonio, Texas

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Friedrich Wilderness Park lies on the edge of the Edwards Plateau, a region of central Texas known as much for its controversy as for its beauty. This area is the recharge zone for massive underground aquifers responsible for feeding the myriad springs in the region (and the city of San Antonio’s drinking water needs) and is also endangered species country. The region’s karst geology is responsible for both the abundance of its aquifer waters and its unique but threatened wildlife. The ground is honeycombed with caves, grottos, and sinkholes that allow falling rainwater to settle deep beneath the often shallow soil by traveling through a maze of cracks and crevices in limestone beds.

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"Friedrich Wilderness Park lies on the edge of the Edwards Plateau, a region of central Texas known as much for its controversy as for its beauty. This area is the recharge zone for massive underground aquifers responsible for feeding the myriad springs in the region (and the city of San Antonio’s drinking water needs) and is also endangered species country.

The region’s karst geology is responsible for both the abundance of its aquifer waters and its unique but threatened wildlife. The ground is honeycombed with caves, grottos, and sinkholes that allow falling rainwater to settle deep beneath the often shallow soil by traveling through a maze of cracks and crevices in limestone beds."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: San Antonio
Distance: 0.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best in Spring
Local Contacts: Friedrich Wilderness Park
Local Maps: USGS Camp Bullis
Driving Directions: Directions to Water Trail

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May 2018