Explore the most popular birding 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.

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.

very easy. lots of store fronts. lots of stop and go.

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

Very nice scenic hike. It poured during our hike , The rains made the whole area picturesque and none of us were tired doing the whole 5.5 miles

Nice short walk with peace and quiet
Can experience good isolation

For a moderate trail this thing about killed me, but I loved it. The rocks are no joke. This is the trail I come back to when preparing for the rocks of Pennsylvania on the AT. Take extra water, take extra snacks.

great stress reliever

hiked this one once before and LOVED it highly reccommend to anyone looking to explore. il be coming back very soon to run and get back into shape as well. anyone up for partner runs??

i haven't yet been here but am currently looking for a good trail to run with my dog along and this one looks great from what Ive seen so far, ill be tryi g it tomorrow cant wait.

Beautiful trail with a few spots overlooking the area. Nice scenic route. Some parts have an incline and a decline but not difficult for an active hiker even on the difficult trail.

mountain biking
1 month ago

The history and the scenery make this a great experience!

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.

Good for a family stroll after a visit to the Alamo or a date night. Be kind to the homeless and take some spending money. Biggest detractor is if you are pushing a stroller or are not as mobile, finding ramps or in service elevators to change levels to cross bridges becomes a challenge.

excellent trail.

Not so much a hike that we hoped for. Really turned into a 5 mile walk at a good pace for cardio. Pretty surroundings, abundant wildlife , trail was paved the entire way. Nice, clean, safe and plentiful parking. Probably would not go again though.

Beautiful place to relax and read a book.


@Daysi It's possible to push a stroller but there are a lot of stairs around the garden so I would recommend baby wearing

we got there early, GPS took us to the deer loop spot and we started walking realized we we're back at the car quick. had to download map to know where to go. signs got confusing at times. but it was kept up well. it was nice. my daughter and I went and all of the holes were friendly on the trails. the view from the top is awesome. felt great. definitely would go back.

hiking
1 month ago

On a iNaturalist walk sponsored by Headwaters doing a bio blitz on flora and fauna at the Sanctuary (by PJH testing)

Nice shaded trail with a good amount of elevation changes. Several spots where the views are nice. I recommend bringing water since there is none except at the trailhead. Even if the parking is full once you get of the main loop you will be alone for most of the hike.

So I’ve never actually been here . But for the people who have is it easy to take a stroller or no ?

trail running
2 months ago

Great scenic trails. Not too much shade from the sun, so I'd recommend going on a nice fall day or an overcast day.

Love this trail -go early this time of year to beat the heat & the crowds. We arrived at 6:15 am today and gates were open even though it was still pretty dark. I appreciate that they open the park early this time of year.

Great views and little traffic. Easy to bike.

was able to get this and a little more completed today before it got to hot. Always enjoy the trails here with the extra climbing to get some exercise in a short hike. Very necessary here in San Antonio during our long summers.

Great trails with plenty of tree cover and steep hills. We've hiked as little as 2 miles and up to 8 miles. Rocky terrain so wear good hiking shoes/boots.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for a long run. This is a fully paved/concrete trail, so not exactly “trail running”. No cars, not too much foot traffic, occasional obnoxious cyclist who thinks he’s in the Tour de France, etc. It’s a great time, and lots of different access points.

hiking
2 months ago

Great variety of trails but nothing too extreme. Lots of shades trail yet still plenty breezy on windy days. Perfect for family outings.

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