Explore the most popular trails in Mcallister Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

If you are only interested in exercising this park has a lot of trails and some are very long. It's July and the heat is awful. About half the blue trail is out in the open so lots of sunshine. I did not see one water fountain along the trail so bring water. The traffic noise is awful from the roads and the airport.

Took a few detours, but a nice straight-forward trail. Mix of paved and natural.

mountain biking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail that has jumps, challenging hills, shade, winding areas, wildlife, and has options to go as far as you want to go.

mountain biking
1 month ago

2nd to OP Schnabel for mtn biking.

trail running
1 month ago

Easy, well marked, paved 2 miles.

I did this trail with my dog. The only issue is most of the trail is probably about a foot wide so it was hard for my dog to walk beside me however It will be great for off road biking,

trail running
2 months ago

3.1 mi. Becken Pavilion #1 Paved 5K, easy About 60-70% shaded with many deer and birds.

Fitbit says loop is 6.25 miles. Not a bad hike, pretty quiet during the week. Mostly dirt with some rocks. Well marked.

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

trail running
no shade
4 months ago

Perfect running trail. It is a bit hard to find the start, but after that it gets easier with the signs. There are a few parts where the signs are hard to see. Towards the end there is a sign for the 10k distance then you’ll hang a left on the road you originally started on and finish the loop. There are also a few parts with no shade so be prepared for that.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Great trail in the back part of the park many bicycles great though to get away from the crowds

hiking
bugs
off trail
rocky
4 months ago

Great little trail! Rocky and muddy and trash in some parts but for the most part...peaceful! Not an easy jogging trail in places but the walk was nice to throw in. Several ways to 'make it your own'! Will do it again!

great trail, needs to be a little better marked

mountain biking
muddy
5 months ago

Great for Dogs and Family!!!

Great place to get your steps in. Peaceful and quiet. I only saw 4 other people and they were all on bikes when I did the outer loop. Saw deer and hawks.

Great trail to see wildlife. My son and I went here in the fall and saw quite a few deer.

Great trails in here. Can’t wait to go back!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Love the trail, it’s a bit tricky to get to since there aren’t much signs near the parking lots, but once you’re on the trail there will be signs leading you along the way. Lastly the trail is amazing, with rocks along the way, and if it has rained recently don’t be surprised if you run into mud.

Good trail today. Some small areas that are wet but easy to get around. Did Blue to Mud creek loop to red

road biking
7 months ago

Trail is nice for novice riders, however need to get started early to avoid the heat. Very scenic in the spring season. Best during fall and winter season.

Lots of trails to choose from. Huge park.

Nice trails located in N.E. San Antonio.

trail running
9 months ago

I ran the orange or "playground" trail there's only a small section that is close to the playground most of it is in a tunnel of trees and green plants. It was fun but since it's September and last weekend's weather was pretty rainy, mud build up on my running shoes and there are areas that are wet so I had to stop running and carefully pass through. My recording is both on soil and asphalt but the park itself has a picture in various areas of all the trails they have and what to expect in each one. I suggest to thoroughly put on bug spray so you won't have mosquito bites after like I did. Although there is a possibility of snakes I am lucky to not encounter one since I mostly run on trail or grass by the side of the asphalt, just be cognizant of that. The deers make the run especially enjoyable they don't bother unless they feel like you are taking notice of them.

I visited the park for the first time late September. I didn't believe that I would see deers but apparently deers are pretty common here. I hike only for a little bit to find a spot for reading. The only downside is that there's a number of mosquitoes and the are pretty stubborn. I have a repellant on me and they would still come. It rain while I was still hiking but I still enjoyed it. Over all though it was a great day.

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