Springs and Rivers San Marcos to Guadalupe River State Park

San Marcos, Texas

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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.
Scenic Driving Texas

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Scenic Driving Texas

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

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.

©  Laurence Parent/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: San Marcos
Distance: 53
Season: Year-round, best in spring and fall
Local Contacts: Guadalupe River State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Springs and Rivers: San Marcos to Guadalupe River State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/8/2007
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The drive is beautiful with some of the best scenery in the Hill country - I only wished the Devil's backbone were longer! The most beautiful part of the trip though, was the emerald waters of the Guadalupe River. We only intended to spend a half hour at the river but ended up being there for a good two hours. The river is cool and very swimmer friendly. Toobing here can be a lot of fun and is very affordable too. It was hot and humid day in the high 90s and spending all that time in the shaded waters really helped us relax. There were atleast five other families at the water front but we didn't even notice because of all the space at the river's edge. The oak trees provide a lot of shade and their roots provide lots of spots to relax along the river's edge. Natural beauty: *****



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