Go Out and Walk Kendall County Part 1

Go Out and Walk Kendall County Part 1

This weekend may not be the weekend you want to start this little exploration of Kendall County, but soon enough we will have some dry mornings that you can explore. Boerne, Comfort, and the surrounding areas have so many places that you can get out and enjoy nature. Whether you love to bird watch, stroll through the paths or maybe run, Kendall County Texas has it for you.

Starting with the amazing Trails that have been added to the City of Boerne over the last few years. The Old #9 Trail which was a portion of the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway originally followed The Pinta Trail closely. This was an early Native American trail to the interior of the Texas Hill Country and eventually became the main wagon trail from San Antonio through Boerne to Fredericksburg. Over time the highway moved west away from the Pinta Trail until eventually becoming the interstate we now know as IH-10. The City of Boerne purchased the right of way for the trail from Southern Pacific Railroad in 1973.

After several grants the trail was finished in 2003. Now it is Boernites favorite cut through from the far southwest side of Boerne on Herff Road to the far north side at Garden Street. Along the way there are water fountains for humans and pets, seats, bridges and a mister near the head of the trail by Herff Road. With sidewalks through most of Boerne’s main streets, you can cut off the path at several locations and head off to downtown or other trail heads.

If you just take a short jaunt down a sidewalk from the south side of the Old #9 and cross Herff Road to the far southwest side of River Road, you can catch the Cibolo Trail. Now you have a decision to make, continue south to Boerne City Park or north to downtown Boerne and the Historic Hill Country Mile. Either way you will see the best of nature that Boerne has to offer in town. The trail follows the Cibolo Creek where you will see ducks, geese and fish along the creek near the River City Park or other wildlife as you head towards the City Park. Beautiful Oaks, Cypress and wildflowers will find you along both ways. If you headed north you will be called by downtown where you can buy a Hawaiian Ice, a brewed-in Boerne beer, wine or water.

Our shortest little trail that starts at Parks and Rec on Adler Road winds south toward Blanco Road. Several neighborhoods have access to this little trail which leads over to the sidewalk on Blanco to continue up to the Old #9 Trail and just keep walking.

Brand new to the whole area is the short jaunt of the Old #9 that now trails off to the Patrick Heath Library. Take a walk, grab a book, head out to Main street and walk down to one of our local coffee shops and sit awhile. You deserve it after all those trails you just have hit!

Stay tune next week, we will explore trails a little further outside Boerne. Hope you enjoyed this blog and we are looking forward to seeing you on the trails. Hey if you get really thirsty feel free to stop by LoneStar Properties on The Hill Country Mile for a bottle of water and some information about Boerne homes for sale near the walking trails.