ElevationAscent: 797' 243 m
Descent: -797' -243 m
High: 1,379' 420 m
Low: 1,031' 314 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
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“A loop route through the Government Canyon State Natural Area (Backcountry).”— Leonard Box
There are NO WATER POINTS!
If riding in the summer months, ensure you bring plenty of fluids on your person. Along Joe Johnston, if you choose to not take Caroline's Loop, you'll find dinosaur tracks along the trail. There is a restroom on Little Windmill near its intersection with Joe Johnston.
From there, it is either 0.8 miles to go counterclockwise to Recharge Trail or 2.6 miles to Caroline's Loop. Caroline's Loop covers 2.3 miles and reconnects you to Joe Johnston for 0.7 miles before it turns into Sendero Balcones (north).
Caroline's Loop starts to draw you the picture of what to expect on Sendero Balcones (north) in terms of rock gardens and shelves. At the end of the north section of Sendero Balcones, you'll hit the intersection (marked with signs and a stump marker) of Wildcat Canyon, the continuation of Sendero Balcones (south) and Far Reaches Trail.
Turning onto Far Reaches Trail, the rocks become a little less prevalent, but still provide for a technical ride. Towards the end of Far Reaches Trail, it becomes a nice, rolling singletrack that you can open up on as it transitions into Recharge Trail and the end of the ride.
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Features, E-Bikes Allowed, History & Background
Local Club: South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM)
Apr 24, 2019: San Antonio Ride for Life
Mar 5, 2019: 20th Annual Hill Country MTB Challenge
Sep 17, 2018: STORM Membership