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

It was flooded but if I’m ever back in the area I’d give it another try.

Ran trail 12 Aug 2018. Paved trail until Huebner overpass. At that point it becomes an unimproved road of crushed gravel/dirt under construction with chain link fencing on both sides that is intermittently open. It is very traverseable and a few mountain bikers passed me. No overhead cover along the construction route. There were some existing single track dirt paths that I took out northbound instead of the road.

Past 1604 the trail becomes sketchy. I crossed another runner and he said I could follow a single track trail right or the power lines north. I followed the power lines and the trail was decent until the last section before the turn around point. If you stick to the power lines you'll be good.

Absolutely beautiful!

trail running
4 months ago

This was a very nice trail to jog. All the trails were very well laid out and easy to follow. I give this three stars, not because there is anything at all wrong with this trail...they’re just was nothing special or extravagant about it. I would definitely do it again. There was plenty of shade which came in handy since I ran this at 1800 in 96° weather.

This was a great trail but got hard to navigate midway through. The first several miles were paved, then going under the overpass, the path was lost and difficult to navigate. In addition to no clearly marked trail, there was a lot of debris removal involving tractors and lumber moving trucks which made us need to deviate from the trail. Then, laid out path from the app was blocked by equipment, so we needed to walk in the irrigation tunnel or go half a mile out of the way to cross the overpass. We decided to go through the irrigation tunnel because today was a sunny day without a cloud in the sky to worry about flash floods. Maybe if I try again in a couple of months, the construction equipment along the Greenbelt will be gone and the trail will be clear.

trail running
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

trail running
Thursday, July 06, 2017

LOVE this park/trail. Ran this all the time last spring. Paved trail for the most part, very scenic, dog friendly. Deer are everywhere. Watch for the occasional snake. Huge kudos to the people who maintain this place. Dog parks are the best around as well :)

Monday, May 08, 2017

Nice level walk.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nice easy walk.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Simply a great walking/ hiking trail. Beautiful scenery, clear trail, and a decent amount of people here. I took my wife, my seven year old daughter, and my best friend for the full 3.3 mile hike. Everyone we met on the trail was friendly and courteous. There are plenty of short cuts and exits on the trail if you need to cut your hike short. Basically we just went out there to be out in nature, and along the way we found a great spot to have a picnic.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Very enjoyable and picturesque trail. Lots of trees.

walking
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I walked this trail with my three boys, two of whom rode in a stroller. Pushing all that on some of the rocky uphill spots was rough but overall a fun hike.

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Had a lot of fun on this trail the off road trail is not marked but it intersects with the hard trail a lot so it's not hard to find! It's pretty technical lots of ups and downs a lot of rocks and roots lots of wildlife just feet away!

Monday, November 14, 2016

really great; love the nature trails! Long distance is available is you want it and never too crowded

mountain biking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fun ride but not sure I'd go back considering my other options. No marked off-road trails. My if the trail was over grown. No major elevation changes and lots of rocks. I don't see how you can ride this on a hard tail and have a good time.

Early mornin hike was awsome...friendly deer near the trails.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Great park to get out and enjoy some nature. The park and trails are well kept and clean. Being new to San Antonio I wanted to get out with my wife and enjoy a good walk. Plenty of trials and paths to take and just enjoy being outside.

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

It needs to be better marked.

This trail is an excellent "quick fix" if you want to stay in town. Great scenery, mostly all shaded, and a great distance. They only downside is, water fountains are few and far between. So just be sure to top off the camelbak before heading out.

walking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Oak Trail is actually .8 miles but there is another trail (can't remember the name, starts with an S) that links up with it. There are construction signs saying it will open in Spring 2016, but the trails were all open. Prepare for mud!! Especially if it has been raining in San Antonio. A lot of the trail is in the woods so bring bug spray, I did brush off a tick so just be prepared for the ol' tick check afterward. I enjoyed it overall, but feel it would be much better when the ground is dry.

Really nice network of trails. There are wide well paved trails that are crossed by many unpaved trails that lead thru the dry creek beds and wooded areas. Primarily shady and not too much elevation, good for hikers, joggers, bikers and dog walkers. You can be as tame or adventerous as you want based on the trail you take.

Keep in mind this area is part of a flood plain and the creek beds are not always dry. If you are hiking the creekbeds, wear appropriate footgear.

Downside - for an area you can spend a day exploring... the facilities are pretty much limited to the parking area, so go before you hit the trail.

Great tree coverage on this trail helps you beat the heat!

walking
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Nice trail for all ages, fitness levels & activities. Level well kept trails make for an easy walk,ride or run. I saw walker, joggers, bikers... dog walkers and stroller pushers. Well shaded, lots of places to sit & picnic.

Be mindful of where you are, the trails are well marked- but there's overlapping with the Salado Creek Greenway and it's easy to get turned around. I had to GPS myself a few times with the AllTrails app.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It was ok I guess. Nothing special.

walking
Monday, August 03, 2015

The trails are pretty shady. Part of the Salado Greenway runs behind a neighborhood. The park is very safe, but the trails aren't challenging at all. Most trails are paved and pretty flat. Despite the lack of challenge, there are drifting some beautiful sitting spots in the trails. The park manager does a great job at keeping the facilities and trails maintained. There are several entrances and parking areas (one entrance off of Blanco and one off if Wurzbach).

So all in all, easy flat trail, but nice upkeep, parking, and safety.

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