Tougher than expected, which is good
The Vista Loop and Fern Del trails are rougher, but also a bit more covered by vegetation. Here the trail follows along the contour line of a ridge.
Keeping the trail open
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Antonio and Austin: Includes the Hill Country
Tom Taylor, Johnny Molloy
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This practical guide takes readers to the best trails found in the Texas Hill Country, all within easy reach of San Antonio and Austin. Destinations include secluded, low-traffic areas for quiet hikes as well more popular and heavily used paths. The former LBJ Ranch, the Guadalupe River, the Highland Lakes Chain, and the Lost Pines area are a few of the spectacular treks featured.