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Explore the best rated trails in San Marcos, TX. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Salado Creek Greenway and Johnson Creek Hike and Bike Trail. With more than 44 trails covering 220 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Alazan Creek Greenway Trail

Trash is an eyesore

December, 2022 by arlene.deardorff

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.

Apache Creek Greenway

Good trail

December, 2022 by arlene.deardorff

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.

Schertz Parkway

This is a sidewalk along a busy street with intersections and crosswalk signals. I prefer nature. No nature here, but there are lots of people walking so may feel safer for those that may like the activity level around them.

November, 2022 by beyondstricklyliving

This is a sidewalk along a busy street with intersections and crosswalk signals. I prefer nature. No nature here, but there are lots of people walking so may feel safer for those that may like the activity level around them.

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County Line Memorial Trail

Don't expect nature

October, 2022 by paulaleannpope

The concrete path is nice. Most people won't be able to do the exercises at the stations as instructed, so do your own thing. Don't expect nature. You're walking along an open field between housing areas, right behind people's privacy fences. There was one spot where 3 panels were erected showing plants and animals, but none of that was to be seen because the area was mown down to the dirt. I don't believe I would classify this as a trail so much as simply a walkway between housing areas.

County Line Memorial Trail

Don't expect nature

October, 2022 by paulaleannpope

The concrete path is nice. Most people won't be able to do the exercises at the stations as instructed, so do your own thing. Don't expect nature. You're walking along an open field between housing areas, right behind people's privacy fences. There was one spot where 3 panels were erected showing plants and animals, but none of that was to be seen because the area was mown down to the dirt. I don't believe I would classify this as a trail so much as simply a walkway between housing areas.

Southern Walnut Creek Trail

Paved and Shaded

September, 2022 by a.diamantis94

Great trail to ride—lots of shade and it's pretty well maintained. Depending on where you start, it can be a lil difficult for new riders but just as rewarding.

Shoal Creek Trail

Nice on a hot day

July, 2022 by a.diamantis94

Lots of cover from the sun provided by trees. Good trail to bike on

290 Toll Share Use Path

Closed due to construction

July, 2022 by maheshw

Closed due to construction

71 Toll Lane Shared Use Path

Airport Convenience

June, 2022 by dustyrkruise

Nice running path for travelers stuck at or near the airport. The concrete path is wide, flat, and almost crack free. The path is located very close to a busy roadway which causes a ton of traffic and road noise. Additionally, there are many sections with little more than a narrow strip of green space between the trail and traffic which is a detriment to children or animals. Lastly there are some spots where a guardrail should be installed but has not been completed.

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

Brutal in the heat but highly recommend!

June, 2022 by longellob

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!

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

Riverwalk and bike trail

April, 2022 by lasirvent

Riverwalk and bike trail was amazing. The views and the trail were impeccable. What a gorgeous place

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

3 FEET WIDE

April, 2022 by gatheringtree

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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