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Red Oak Trail

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A lovely hill country hike over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Loop

1,189' 362 m

High

1,127' 344 m

Low

63' 19 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Wildflowers

Family Friendly Short, easy, plenty of benches for stopping, decent shade, and nice areas for climbing.

Description

Crownridge Canyon Natural Area is a pretty little canyon in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. They have been restoring the ecology to the oak savanna that was here prior to settlers, so there is an interesting mix of Texas cedar and the deciduous trees they are encouraging.

The trail is surrounded by classic hill country landscape with crumbly limestone draws and nice shady trees most of the way. There is a waterfall escarpment that flows after a rain. This area is not crowded, so it makes for a nice escape from nearby Friedrich Wilderness on a nice day. This trail is perfect for families with plenty of rest benches and easy terrain. There are 2 loops, so you can take a 1.3 or 2 mile version, depending on if you add in the Bear Grass Trail or stick with this one.

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Shared By:

Ryan Yaden

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Aug 12, 2017
Laura Narvaez
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Jul 4, 2017
Kerry Ramirez
It's a decent hike when coupled with Bear Grass Trail, popular but not crowded. A bit hot in the summer, but plenty of shade. 1.9mi