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Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive

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Devil's Backbone Scenic Drive

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Ford wrote a review Jun 2020
Austin, Texas244 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: June 2020
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L H wrote a review May 2020
San Antonio, Texas2,052 contributions388 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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houstonnative47 wrote a review Mar 2020
Missouri City, Texas1,062 contributions314 helpful votes
I'm really not sure which drive this is but the hill country has some nice drives. Being from a flat area, we always enjoy when we get into some hills especially when you can see for miles.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Catma27 wrote a review Feb 2020
Morse, Louisiana111 contributions21 helpful votes
Well, we weren’t impressed! But, loving to take backroads we turned off ! Took a right onto 3424 and followed it to 306 then turned left onto S access road and went straight on over to River Rd and boy did we enjoy that beautiful drive along the river!!! Now that was worth the trip !!! We ended up in Gruene .... we drove through old town and there was something fun going On because people were everywhere!!! We went back to 306 and took a left and followed it to Purgatory road (right) then at 32 we turned left and went to Mail Rte Road on the right. ( opposite direction of 3424) What a great drive that was. We passed the John Knox Ranch and crossed the single lane road with the Blanco river running right over it ! You can only pass if it’s been dry ! If it’s been raining flooding occurs . We followed this all the way into Wimberley and that’s how we found Creekside Bar B Que! My husband is still talking about our backroad journeys !!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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sacrebleu62 wrote a review Feb 2020
Midcoast Maine232 contributions139 helpful votes
We didn't find anything thrilling or even interesting about this. Granted, it's Texas, not Montana, but there's not much deviltry about it. Maybe our problem was not stopping at the tavern for a belt.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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