Devil's Backbone (Comal County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

The Devil's Backbone, a ridge in northeastern Comal County, is on the Hays county line thirteen miles north of New Braunfels (at 29°56' N, 98°10' W). The ridge runs east to west, rising to an elevation of 1,274 feet at a roadside park on State Highway 32. It lies in an area of the Balcones Escarpment characterized by flat to rolling terrain with locally deep and dense dissection and generally shallow to deep loamy soil with rock outcrops. Local vegetation consists mainly of live oak and Ashe juniper woods.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Devil's Backbone (Comal County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 23, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994