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

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trail running
1 day ago

It’s a nice trail, too rocky for running. Great for a trail hike! Lots of deer and wild flowers

A flat but sometimes rocky trail that passes an ancient midden, dinosaur tracks and the an old rock house. A good introduction to the Canyon,

Great place to view birds and butterflies! Lovely place.

birding
12 days ago

Great birds ! Watch out for cyclists but there is enough room on the boardwalk for everyone

This route made me feel like a tourist in my own city. I’ve been here for years now and never knew there was a Korea/Vietnam war memorial, I never walked through the King William district, and the Guenther House is one of my favorite places for lunch now.

I am so used to the touristy area of the Riverwalk, but the Riverwalk in the King William district was very peaceful and serene. I went off the route several times because there was so much going on today I did this walk. During this route, I made it into a 8 mile pub crawl and it was a blast. Met great people and even though it took a lot longer than I expected, I enjoyed every minute.

I highly recommend this route to anyone.

mountain biking
26 days ago

Fun trail loop that meanders through forest, rock gardens, some grassland, and several technical sections as well as a few short climbs. There’s a little bit of everything along this trail to hone your mountain biking or trails running skills. Start at the Gold Canyon Park trailhead and walk in until you hit the single-track. Then go left or right and with some luck (and probably your smart phone) you’ll make it back to the same location in 3.1 miles. You can also pick up the trail from the power line gravel road or from behind the nearby Redland
Woods Park.

Good trail with a mixture of paved in on paved paths. One nice thing about this is they list each trail with difficulties on markers throughout the entire trail. It is very well laid out as well. You can walk all the way up to the lookout tower but the trees prevent this view from being remarkable. I wish they would trim several of the trees in order to get an unobstructed view of San Antonio.

I have used this trail for hiking several times now, I have yet to be disappointed. The last time there I had my grandkids join me and we had a great morning.. walking , talking , watching the birds, ducks along the San Antonio River. I would recommend this trail to all... family friendly.!

Beautiful hardwood Forrest scenic vows of the Medina
River

Beautiful
Cover of trees
Unique view of river

Joe Johnston-Little Windmill-Sendero Balcones-Wildcat Canyon-Joe Johnston

Beautiful trails.

Well I happen to love this park
To the left you can go walk for miles all the way to Phil hardberger park
Going thru the boardwalk, the on the side of wurzback, uou can choose to go to macallistwr park or keep going straight under the 281, to walker ranch park, behind apartments and to Phil hardberger park
To the right past the 410, Austin highway, all along the creek , past Eisenhower and then rittiman
Right side is shadier

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous scenery and an excellent getaway!

This park has tons of trails from paved and flat to hills, rocks and dirt. Had a great time exploring the side trails today. Also saw many deer close up.

a little dirty at the beginning and had some people sleeping in their car in the parking lot early in the morning. Other than I enjoyed my run there and will probably go again.

Good hike. We got there pretty late and didn’t bring a flashlight with us so it was difficult to find a way back because it was super dark. However the trail is marked pretty well and it is a good trail.

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.

Very nice trails for running. Mixture of paved and unpaved, with good inclines and technical footing. No dogs kinda sucks and if there is any rain at all, they shut down everything except the main trails.

Lots of homeless. There is a river only .2 of trail. Covered in trash. Shouldn’t be on the list. Jogging next to freeway and under the freeway. Very unsafe. Surprised I can talk about it

Some parts are challenging to say the least
Great views. Superb area to explore. Multiple choices

Did the Main Loop Trail on 3/3/18. Misty, drizzly weather and a little chilly. Rocks on top of the hill were very slippery due to the drizzle. This is a very good trail to test the legs and hips. It begins with a serious climb then a "flat" section on the top then an interesting descent. We started by going left from the entry trail. This gives you the toughest part at the start. Met some friendly folks along the way. Very clean trail.

love it

It was a nice short hike. My dogs enjoyed putting their feet in the water. Just hated the fact that there was soooo much poison ivy.

trail running
1 month ago

Very slick when wet! First time and enjoyed the challenge. Some steep rocks and exposed tree roots. Can’t wait to run it when it’s dry. All trails stopped recording my whole loop. I ran the loop and got off on some side trails somehow and ended up doing 3.5 miles.

Beautiful nearly all year round. numerous trail entry ways so that you can carry your experience each time you are in the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Went February and weather was good. The unpaved trail is alright and links up to river, but not moderate trail and really easy. The paved trail is nice and good for beginners. Next time I'm bring my bike to enjoy more.

trail running
1 month ago

Very good park and trail… Did this hike after a rain, so the trail smelt like low tide at the docks. Plus there was a lot of debris on the trail itself. However, there was people cleaning it as I was doing my run, so it is very well-maintained. Good views, and good hike. Even though it was short, you know what you get and it was worth doing.

walking
1 month ago

Red Oak Trail is the ADA Level 1 section of the 2 trails here. If you want anything other than a leisurely walk, you will need to include Bear Grass which is only an additional .7 mile for a total of 1.7. Bear Grass may be challenging for some, but we are in our mid 60's and did it easily without poles.

Only way to reach Bear Grass trail (the best section) is via Red Oak which is paved. The AllTrails map has you returning on the same section of Red Oak as you went out. No real reason for this, unless you just want to see the same thing again, as the other section of Red Oak (which completes the Red Oak - Bear Grass Loop) is just a tenth of a mile longer. Strongly suggest doing the loop.

Nice easy paved path. Some views of the creek along the way.

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