Devils River Natural Area State Park is remote and that’s just what we like. We drove some 22 miles down a dirt road to get there. There are some trails in the park, though the river is the draw. I did a 13 or so mile mountain bike ride that had around 1000′ of climbing. It starts on a gravel road that then turns to a double track, and finally a rocky, jumbled, rough trail. It was demanding in parts and I doubt it gets much use but I was happy to be out in the hot sun exploring and smelling all the sweet plants and flowers that are blooming. Afterwards, I rode down to the river to meet Derek who is still awaiting a bike fix in San Antonio.
Devils River is one of the most unspoiled rivers in Texas and extremely clear. This spring fed river flows underground where the gravel, sand, and limestone scrub the water clean. We rode out and back along the river and took time to dip in. Refreshing!