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San Antonio Quarry Market Walk Loop

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San Antonio Quarry Market Walk Loop is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Antonio, Texas that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 311 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views
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Walking thru the Alamo Quarry Market, admire the old quarry buildings and static displays of mining equipment. Leaving Market, climb uphill to head of La Jara Creek & follow it downhill under canopy of trees. Continue thru Alamo Heights neighborhood toward McNay mansion/art museum, admiring the homes, expecially on Bluebonnet. Pass through the long, covered corredor at AH High School, with water fountain, soda machines, and several restful venues with seating. Continue thru quiet backstreets to AH Middle School. Walk thru AH MS. Continue to St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church with its Alamo-like facade, restored chapel, grotto, and unique stations of the cross. Continue thru the grounds. You will pass large, more modern, and beautiful church. Near Market, notice the large open-pit quarry, now golf course. Good view from top of stairs at back of cinema.

San Antonio Police, 210-207-7273; Alamo Heights Police, 210-822-3321

From downtown SAN ANTONIO, drive toward the TOWER OF THE AMERICAS, turn right on S. ALAMO going SOUTH, turn left on DURANGO going EAST, go UNDER EXPRESSWAY, immediately turn left (north) on ACCESS ROAD between expressway and Alamodome, try to stay in left lane, which will become center lane, which will become RAMP to expressway immediately as you cross over COMMERCE, continue NORTH on EXPRESSWAY (U.S. HIGHWAY 281), DO NOT EXIT right or left, pass through the S-CURVE (50 MPH), the ALAMO QUARRY MARKET will appear on your right, immediately take FIRST RIGHT EXIT (BASSE ROAD EAST). The second right exit is Basse Road West. On BASSE ROAD EAST take first of several LEFT EXITS into the ALAMO QUARRY MARKET. Park and start walking.

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Fred Rosin
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I would have given 5 stars if the map was accurate. The map leads you through the middle of 3 different schools. It's a great walk through the beautiful neighborhoods of Alamo Heights.

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Cindy Taylor
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Enjoyable. A few streets have changed since first mapped so we made our own way. Lots to see and generally good sidewalks

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Ashley Schafer
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Gina Garcia
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Gina Garcia
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Gina Garcia
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Kaye Wilkins
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Hugo Pastrana
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Antoinette Esquivel
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David Buzali
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Amin Hawa
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GIGI Kvale
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Colin Colin Gonzalez
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