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.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Friedrich Wilderness Park

Hyatt Place San Antonio-North/Stone Oak
Hyatt Place San Antonio-North/Stone Oak
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8.4
Excellent
1610 EAST SONTERRA BLVD, SAN ANTONIO
from $79
Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area
Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area
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7.0
Good
120 Camaron Street, San Antonio
from $76
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Airport
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8.3
Excellent
850 Halm Blvd, San Antonio
from $69
Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk
Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.6
Excellent
207 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $129
Americas Best Value Inn Riverwalk Downtown Market Square
Americas Best Value Inn Riverwalk Downtown Market Square
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4.9
Fair
900 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio
from $42
Staybridge Suites San Antonio-Airport
Staybridge Suites San Antonio-Airport
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8.4
Excellent
66 Ne Loop 410, San Antonio
from $71
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
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8.6
Excellent
9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio
from $92
DoubleTree by Hilton The Emily Morgan Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton The Emily Morgan Hotel
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8.5
Excellent
705 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $106
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
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8.8
Excellent
425 Bonham, San Antonio
from $129
Omni La Mansion del Rio
Omni La Mansion del Rio
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8.6
Excellent
112 College St, San Antonio
from $130
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.