Hotels near Friedrich Wilderness Park
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The tall rugged hills and granite stone of Texas Hill Country is a must see at Frederich Wilderness Park. Private land was donated by Nora Friedrich Ward in 1978 and made into a public park.

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DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown, TX
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown, TX
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7.6
Good
502 W. Cesar E. Chavez, San Antonio
from $69
Rodeway Inn Downtown near Riverwalk
Rodeway Inn Downtown near Riverwalk
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6.6
Good
405 Broadway, San Antonio
from $43
Holiday Inn San Antonio- Int`L Airport
Holiday Inn San Antonio- Int`L Airport
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7.8
Good
77 N. E. Loop 410, San Antonio
from $82
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
from $115
Courtyard San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
Courtyard San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
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8.6
Excellent
600 Santa Rosa South, San Antonio
from $109
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
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8.8
Excellent
600 East Market St, SAN ANTONIO
from $137
Best Western Ingram Park Inn
Best Western Ingram Park Inn
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7.8
Good
6855 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $56
DoubleTree by Hilton The Emily Morgan Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton The Emily Morgan Hotel
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8.6
Excellent
705 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $143
Marriott Plaza San Antonio
Marriott Plaza San Antonio
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8.6
Excellent
555 South Alamo Street, San Antonio
from $139
Super 8 San Antonio/Downtown Riverwalk
Super 8 San Antonio/Downtown Riverwalk
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5.4
Fair
1614 N St Marys Street, San Antonio
from $43
More About Hotels near Friedrich Wilderness Park...

The park is past the Northwest Side of San Antonio off the I-10. The Northwest Side is beset with glittering towers housing several corporate headquarters and the high-end shopping centers of La Cantera.

The park itself is a respite from city life with canopy trees, rare birds, and water trails to enjoy.

Cheap Hotels Offset Car Travel to Friedrich Wilderness Park

Because Friedrich Wilderness Park is about 20 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, it's better hire a taxi or rent a car for the day. Riding a bus is a possibility, but it would take one hour versus 30 minutes via a car.

A benefit to staying downtown is being close to renowned attractions like Alamo Plaza and the River Walk, but if the desire is to stay in a quiet part of the city, consider booking Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa or The Westin La Cantera Resort -- both in the pleasant community of La Cantera with views of the Texas Hills close by.

Another option is booking inexpensive hotels near the highway, such as La Qunita Inn & Suites or the Comfort Inn Fiesta Park Area. The greatest advantage to staying here is being closer to the San Antonio International Airport.

Timing a Hike at Friedrich Wilderness Park

Summer is smoking hot for a hike at Friedrich Wilderness Park, so the best time of year to hike is March to June. Even if a hot peak strikes in the afternoon sun, trees will give some shade.

With extra land donated by Wilbur Matthews and Glen Martin, the park has expanded to 633 acres. Get ready for fabulous vistas, mountain laurels sprouting with purple flowers, and a main water path that leads to a small windmill. The difficulty level of hikes is clearly marked, so choose based on fitness level. Head to the back of the park, where the panorama of downtown San Antonio dazzles. 

In early summer, bird lovers can try to spot the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo -- both endangered species.

Thankfully the park is free and open from 7:30 a.m. to sunset, perfect timing to make a morning or afternoon of it.