Cibolo Creek 2 LbNA # 57841
|Placed Date||May 15 2011|
|Location||Cibolo Nature Center, Boerne, TX|
*** Part of my TX Wildlife Trail Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 0.5 mile RT)
The Cibolo Creek is a treasure that arises from springs on the outskirts of Boerne and meanders 100 miles southeast to its confluence with the San Antonio River. It was named by early Native Americans and means "buffalo". Alternating from shallow, rocky flats to deep, mossy canyons and sprinkled with scenic falls, it offers stunning scenery and opportunities for every type of nature lover. The Cibolo Nature Center, located on the creek in Boerne, is 100 acres of Hill Country trails and wilderness dedicated to promoting conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. The building houses touch-exhibits that will entertain people of all ages, and the nature trails meander through four ecosystems. It is also part of the Cibolo Loop described on the Heart Of Texas Wildlife Trail - East map. Though this microbox is the only "buffalo" you will see, other wildlife viewing is possible. This is a new box in a more scenic location than the first one that went missing.
From San Antonio, take I10 West about 30 miles to the first Boerne exit (#542)and follow Hwy 87 north into downtown Boerne. It becomes Main Street, which is also called Hauptstrasse. Turn right at Hwy 46 East, also marked as River Road, and go about one mile, then turn right onto City Park Road (if you reach the Kendall County Fairgrounds you have gone too far). Take City Park Road almost to the end and turn right into the Cibolo Nature Center and park.
Walk toward the Nature Center and find the Trail Head arch on the right just before the outdoor theater. Follow the trail down and to the left, then right across a bridge. Go left on the Creek trail and follow it to a T-jct at the picnic area along Cibolo Creek. Go right past 2 picnic tables on the left to a gate at the start of the Cypress Trail. Go 75 steps on this trail and bear left on fork in trail for 65 more steps. Turn left on small path and go 28 steps toward the creek then go left 15 steps to third cypress tree. Microbox is hanging in small tree just left of the cypress about 5 feet high. Please replace as described and then continue down to the creek and enjoy the view.