A 53-mile paved route through the Hill Country, from the springs and river in San Marcos to the rushing whitewater of the Guadalupe River. This drive starts in San Marcos, a small city located on the eastern, fault-broken edge of the Hill Country. Within the city massive springs gush to the surface and create an entire waterway, the San Marcos River. The driving route goes west from the town, traversing rugged, hilly terrain, and ends at the clear, rushing waters of the Guadalupe River.
Special attractions: Aquarena Springs, San Marcos River, Wonder World, Devil’s Backbone, Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek State Natural Area, Canyon Lake, hiking, camping, canoeing, boating, fishing, 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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