McAllister Park is comprised of 976 acres on the north side of San Antonio between Jones Maltsberger and Wetmore Roads. The park’s original 713 acres were purchased and developed using 1964 Bond funds and a Federal Open Space grant. When the park officially opened on April 13, 1968, it contained four miles of trails, 125 picnic units, restrooms and parking areas.
Beautiful park but the blue loop is poorly marked. I had to use a combo of the orange and blue to get 5km's and ended up running that twice to get 10km's of running in.
This was my first time here and found it beautiful but as the day gets later it does get crowded. Get here early.
Twice my mom and I went out to this trail and twice we have gotten lost making what should have been maybe an hour of hiking a 3 hour hike. We are both Girl Scouts and we both regularly go hiking so it's not like we are unfamiliar with hiking trails. It is just so poorly marked and there are so many smaller trails that take off from this loop that it is easy to get turned around!
Some trails in this park are nice and paved. Other trails are covered in fist sized rocks. A new visitor to the park might start down a good trail and end up twisting an ankle 2 miles in when they end up in one of those overly rocky trails.
the trail itself is good but the City of San Antonio spends millions to get concrete trails everywhere and zero dollars on marking this beautiful trail.
there could be some overall health improvements if the city would promote hiking a little more.