Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive

Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive

Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive
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Abe Gonzalez
Houston, TX2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The only 'devil' on this drive? The absence of charging stations for my EV! I traveled through Devil's Canyon from Wimberley to San Marcos, and the closest supercharger was like hunting for a needle in a haystack. Sure, it's a scenic drive, but for someone who's conquered the high mountain passes of Colorado and Wyoming, this felt like a grocery run for some milk. EV drivers, beware – plan your charging pit stops in advance!
Written February 26, 2024
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Bettye
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Make sure you have a good driver! Definitely worth the drive. Lots of curves and hills. Lovely views of the canyons.
Written May 24, 2023
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T9802NLtinac
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Waste of time and gas, don’t bother. You can see a beautiful view of the hills elsewhere IMO
Wimberley is a cute stop for the day if you need to go to the area.
Written January 27, 2023
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D&H Travels
Smithville, TX109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Very scenic on a very twisty road, and the slower you go the more you will enjoy all the vistas especially at the pullouts!
Written October 26, 2022
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Connie C
Dallas, TX797 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
As a passenger I could see the valleys and scenery. The picnic turnout area doesn’t have good views at all and the fence does have a lot of “stuff” put on it, more like graffiti to me. Not worth an effort to drive it, we did it from Canyon Lake to Wimberley by chance.
Written April 14, 2022
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M J
Austin, TX7,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My husband and I have driven the Devil's Backbone many times as we have driven between Wimberley and Canyon Lake. The views are beautiful. There is one picnic area along the road and we rarely see more than one vehicle there. There are 3-4 picnic tables and no restrooms. It's certainly worth the scenic drive.
Written December 10, 2021
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Fietsen1
Encinitas, CA543 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My wife and I have taken many roadtrips in this beautiful country of ours. We read wonderful things about the Devil's Backbone scenic drive so we decided to try it out. Such a bloody waste of time it was. There was no difference between driving that versus any other country or farm-to-market road here in the Hill Country. The drive on 281 from San Antonio to the beginning of this route was more scenic than this. If you want to see a lot of hostile drivers, obnoxious Trump signs and whole lot of nothing else, feel free to waste your time on this drive.
Written October 3, 2021
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Inspire587709
785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Scenic, winding drive along Hill Country. Devil's Backbone Overlook is covered by bushes, hence limited views, but fence is touching shrine for the deceased, with memorabilia (e.g., unopened beer bottle, tributes). It is quite moving and brings back strong memories of our loved ones (and their favorite things) who have passed away.
Written December 6, 2020
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Ford
Austin, TX255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Wow this was a really cool drive. It went by really fast! Views from either side of the road of the rolling hill country and steep drop offs. It’s hard to pay attention, so take a moment to soak it in at the picnic area
Written June 20, 2020
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L H
Texas2,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Being a native Texan I have never driven on this stretch of road but have heard it mentioned many times.
While visiting in Wimberley I went from the square on Hwy. 12 towards San Marcos and then several miles out I saw the sign for Hwy. 32 and decided to take it to cut across to Hwy. 281.
This stretch is approximately 30 miles and a two lane road with many windy twists.
There are some lovely views but if you are driving you definitely want to keep you eyes on the road as large trucks also use this cut through and the road is narrow with very little shoulder.
There is an area to pull off that has picnic tables and a beautiful view of the land.
I also noticed several roads going off of this highway towards Canyon Lake and other locals.
Then once at Hwy. 281 there is a stop sign and flashing red light, not a complete signal light so you have to yield to the very busy traffic on 281.
You can go to the middle where there is a yield sign and best to yield because there is a slight crest and it is tricky to see oncoming traffic well.
But is was a nice adventure and didn't have to drive through Blanco coming back from Wimberley.
Written May 8, 2020
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