Windmill Nature Trail

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site, Texas

Distance0.5mi
Elevation Gain157ft
Trailhead Elevation1,370ft
Top1,370ft
Elevation Min/Max1308/1370ft
Elevation Start/End1370/1370ft

Windmill Nature Trail

Windmill Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Val Verde County, Texas. It is within Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 1,370 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 157 feet. This trail connects with the following: Fate Bell Pictograph.

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"Windmills are the desert’s handmaidens. In the badlands of Texas, where nature cobbles together a landscape of bald limestone hummocks, prickly pear cactus, and abrupt knife-edged drops into stone canyons, windmills are often the only hope of survival for any living creature not completely adapted to arid ways.

The countryside wasn’t always so harsh. Cool temperatures and lush vegetation, as well as an abundance of funky wildlife including extinct species of camels and elephants, once dominated the region. Then substantial climatic change occurred over the course of several thousand years to create a more arid environment. But the most dramatic change has been far more recent. Just over two centuries ago, the rolling limestone hikers see as they scan the lumpy horizon was once vast grasslands dotted with shady mottes of oak and juniper."

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Trail Information

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
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Easy
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Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
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USGS Seminole Canyon
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Oct 2018