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Explore the best rated trails in Hondo, TX. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Salado Creek Greenway and Cibolo Trail . With more than 19 trails covering 120 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
There are a number of dangerous hills and turns throughout the trail. Perhaps a more experienced Rollerblade enthusiast could manage, however, not without a spotter.
The trail itself is wide and maintained and well marked. We started at Woodlawn Lake, not part of the trail, and went around on the paved path. Then we biked Alazon Creek and there were nice looking walls with different colors. The surrounding areas had lots of trash which wasn’t pleasant to look at. San Antonio does an amazing job with the Mission Trail and it would be nice if the efforts could be extended to Alazon.
The trail was well maintained and easy to ride on a wide path. We biked just past Elmendorf Lake Park and turned around. Once you go past the lake there is a lot of trash in the surrounding creek area. It was an eyesore but if you go just to the end of the lake, the environment is pleasing to the eye.
We started our trip at Concepcion Park and traveled south to Mission Espada then turned back north. We were experiencing a heat wave all over the country during our stay in San Antonio so needless to say the temps were above 100 degrees and very little to none of this stretch of the trail is shaded. It was a little difficult to navigate as you can see by the trail map there are areas where you connect to small trails that either make a big circle back to the Riverwalk or abruptly end! My favorite stop was at the Tree of Life. We didn't even attempt to ride through downtown. We took a separate trip to walk the downtown section which was beautiful and as we were walking we found the northern part of the trail which was less populated by walkers making biking a bit easier. We hope to go back again, maybe when the temps are a little lower!
The south end toward the missions is wide. The downtown path starting from Lexington to Josephine is very narrow. Pedestrians have to step off the sidewalk in many places to let you by. Many were justifiably annoyed. There is zero trail signage. So you have to know the area well to know where to get off. Beautiful riverwalk, and though bikes are permitted it was wishful thinking. You cannot ride there without very slowing to a walk behind a string of pedestrians.
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I absolutely LOVE this park! It's huge and there's a lot of space. It's definitely one of my favorite parks
I absolutely LOVE this park. It's huge and open and VERY relaxing for me!
An out-of-town visitor who found the Riverwalk Trail delightful. As others note, the downtown section is narrow and can be crowded. Recommend starting a ride a mile south of town at the Blue Star complex (parking is available). The 9 miles south from there are on pristine concrete, wide enough to easily pass walkers and runners. The trail follows the San Antonio River, occasionally crossing it. Gentle ups and downs. Signage and maps are frequent, as are historical signs. Fun seeing cormorants, geese and ducks on the river.
San Antonio has four missions close to the path going south. Unlike the California missions, these are within a few miles of each other. The National Park Service maintains the grounds. The missions still hold church services and are different from each other. Highly recommend detouring to at least one if you have time.
Bring hydration. There is no shade on the trail itself going south, and convenience stores are few and far. There are frequent picnic tables and shelters, and a few bathrooms.
This trail is great. Lots of spurs into neighborhoods to extend your ride. Great park with fountains. Good, clean bathroom access. Everyone was polite. Access to town could be better but it looks as if that is getting a new trail into town.
After riding the Salado Creek trail (at least the portion that was open-haven’t been back since the Boardwalk was closed at Lady Bird Johnson), I started riding the San Antonio. For starters, finding parking is easy in Brakenridge Park. Sunday mornings are great. Between the families cooking out, the custom cars and motorcycles hanging out and overall fun atmosphere, it’s a great place to start your ride. It parallels Broadway running south and it’s a nice 2+ mile ride down to the Pearl-you WANT to go there and enjoy the vendors behind Hotel Emma. From there, you can continue your ride south to the Riverwalk, but things get tight for cyclists and pedestrians. By the time you get to the stone crossover bridge, it’s impossible to ride. TIP: do not cross over the bridge and try to ride back going north-it’s tight and there are several spots where there are stair steps up and down. You have to get off your bike to navigate. Turn around and ride back. Otherwise, it’s a nice easy ride, especially in and around Brakenridge Park.
I roller skate this trail religiously!! it’s gorgeous!!..although I would love to find other trails to skate just for a little switch up.. This one always seems to be the best one ¿¿ The workers are so nice and everything is so beautifully kept! Everyone is very friendly on the trails as well.
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