Canyon Lake, TX Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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290 Toll Share Use Path

6.2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

71 Toll Lane Shared Use Path

4.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Alazan Creek Greenway Trail

0.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

14.5 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Apache Creek Greenway

8.2 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Austin to Manor Trail

2.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Barton Creek Greenbelt

7.9 mi
State: TX
Dirt

Cathedral Rock Connector Trail

1.14 mi
State: TX
Concrete

County Line Memorial Trail

2.18 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Crestview/Highland Urban Trail

0.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Culebra Creek - Helotes Greenway Trail

2 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Huebner Creek Greenway

1.5 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Huesta Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Lance Armstrong Bikeway (Crosstown Greenway)

4.6 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Leon Creek Greenway

18 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Martinez Creek Greenway Trail

0.6 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Medina River Trail

7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Mission Reach

8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

MoPac Mobility Bridges

2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Old No. 9 Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete
Accordion

Salado Creek Greenway

22.7 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

30 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Schertz Parkway

3.1 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Shoal Creek Trail

3.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Southern Walnut Creek Trail

8.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

The Greenline

1.85 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Veloway Trail

3.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 290 Toll Share Use Path provides a useful commuter route in the northeastern suburbs of Austin. From the Walnut Bend neighborhood of the city east to the rural community of Manor, the paved...
TX 6.2 mi Concrete
The 71 Toll Lane Shared Use Path offers a safe commuting route for bicyclists and pedestrians in southeast Austin, near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The paved pathway spans just over 4...
TX 4.4 mi Concrete
This section of concrete trail traces nearly half a mile of Alazan Creek, starting on Alexander Avenue, just south of Woodlawn Lake Park to its abrupt end on Lombrano Street. The trail sits on the...
TX 0.5 mi Concrete
The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, named for a former Austin mayor and his wife, is a natural gem in the heart of the Texas capital. The scenic trail forms a loop around Lady Bird Lake, a...
TX 14.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
Apache Creek Greenway serves as an important connector through San Antonio's Westside neighborhoods. Beginning at a connection with the San Pedro Creek Greenway, the paved pathway meanders north and...
TX 8.2 mi Asphalt
The Austin to Manor Trail begins at a juncture with the Southern Walnut Creek Trail, then winds 2.5 miles through the northeastern outskirts of Austin. The paved pathway first parallels Daffan Lane...
TX 2.5 mi Concrete
Barton Creek Greenbelt is one of Austin's most popular trails, which runs for nearly 8 miles through Barton Creek Wilderness Park southwest of the city. The dirt trail, best suited for mountain bikes,...
TX 7.9 mi Dirt
If you're making your way along the scenic Leon Creek Greenway in western San Antonio, you might come across this lovely little spur trail off the main route. The Cathedral Rock Connector Trail takes...
TX 1.14 mi Concrete
At 2.18 miles, the County Line Memorial Trail is relatively short, but it offers an engaging experience throughout. The tree-lined pathway sits on 3 acres of land, stretching from FM 1044 to FM 725....
TX 2.18 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Although just shy of a mile, the Crestview/Highland Urban Trail offers an important commuter connection between two MetroRail stations (Crestview and Highland) in north Austin. The paved pathway,...
TX 0.7 mi Concrete
In the northwest corner of San Antonio, the Culebra Creek - Helotes Greenway Trail offers a pleasant pathway along the Helotes and Culebra creeks for which it is named. The trailhead is located across...
TX 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
San Antonio’s former mayor Howard Peak was a proponent of trails, whose enthusiasm and vision came to be shared by the city as a whole. This is why the city’s network of trails and greenways is named...
TX 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Huesta Creek Greenway branches off from the longer Leon Creek Greenway, one of the brightest stars in the city of San Antonio's developing network of greenway trails. Running at just over a mile...
TX 1.3 mi Concrete
So far 4.6 miles of the Lance Armstrong Bikeway (Crosstown Bicycle Greenway) is complete, with additional sections planned. The trail, which is largely on-road biking, links Town Lake trails, the Town...
TX 4.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Leon Creek Greenway is a tranquil oasis through western San Antonio. The main pathway begins at Loop 1604 and winds its way south for 18 miles along the creek. It’s fairly flat with some gentle slopes...
TX 18 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Martinez Creek is part of the Westside creek system of San Antonio undergoing a ecosystem restoration effort. The greenway is one of the measures to bring residents of the adjacent neighborhoods...
TX 0.6 mi Asphalt
Part of San Antonio's fantastic Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System, which provides dozens of miles of multi-use trails throughout some of San Antonio's most beautiful natural spaces, the Medina...
TX 7 mi Concrete
The trail starts in downtown King William area and meanders south to the historic Missions area, ending at Mission Espada, the oldest mission in Texas, built in 1690. The route follows the San Antonio...
TX 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In 2017, the South MoPac Bridges opened, providing a safe conduit between southwest Austin and downtown, safely separated from the harried pace of the MoPac Expressway. The South MoPac Bridges...
TX 2 mi Concrete
The Old No. 9 Trail cuts right through the heart of Boerne along part of what was once an early walking path used by Native Americans to cross Texas Hill Country. Much later the San Antonio and...
TX 1.4 mi Concrete
Accordion
Note: Per the city of San Antonio's website, "The Salado Creek Greenway shall be closed for all purposes each day at sunset and will reopen each day at sunrise." Additional park curfews can be viewed...
TX 22.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The beauty of the San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path is matched only by its utility. The 30-mile trail winds along both sides of the river, connecting parks, schools, workplaces, shopping,...
TX 30 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The parkway is a Schertz landmark, and the trails on either side allow walkers and cyclists to experience it in safety. The 3.1 mile is popular with Schertz residents of all ages. It has also been...
TX 3.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Although located in the heart of Austin, the Shoal Creek Trail shelters trail-goers from the bustle of the city as it meanders along the creek under a canopy of old oak trees. Built in the early...
TX 3.7 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Southern Walnut Creek Trail winds along Austin's east side, traveling north from Govalle Park towards US 290. Following Walnut Creek, the paved trail travels mainly through forests as it traverses...
TX 8.9 mi Concrete
The Greenline, located in San Antonio's Brooks neighborhood just to the east of the San Antonio River, is a spacious and beautiful park with plenty of space and recreational amenities, including over...
TX 1.85 mi Concrete
The Veloway Trail is a 3.1-mile, 23-foot-wide loop trail, paved, through a quiet and secluded area of the Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park on the outskirts of Austin. The trail offers a mix of...
TX 3.1 mi Concrete

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Leon Creek Greenway

updated review

August, 2019 by luv2ridemb09_tl

They have extended past 1604 and it stops for now a little past the Rim. Once finished it will connect to Salado Greenway. If the rain holds off maybe they will have it completed by the end of 2019. At the Ingram trailhead there is a trail that goes to SW Military Dr. Most of the trailheads have a port-a-potty and a water fountain.

Apache Creek Greenway

construction completed

August, 2019 by luv2ridemb09_tl

It is doesn’t have any big hills. But it is nice to have something else to ride beside the river. Only thing is the dogs along the trail do get out. Also I wouldn’t ride it alone but with a partner. There is a bridge that you have to cross over to continue on and ride around ILOL lake. It is real pretty around the lake.

Salado Creek Greenway

Extension Almost Complete

April, 2019 by spurs32

The Salado Creek trail from Huebner to 1604 is almost complete adding approximately 1.9 miles of paved trail. The Leon Creek Trail is complete to the Rim, so the realization of connecting these two beautiful trails is almost a reality.

Accordion

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Not for biking

March, 2019 by vieverae_tl

We tried taking this trail to Zilker but it is not bikable unless with a mountain bike.

Apache Creek Greenway

Fair only for 3.6 miles

January, 2019 by kzarz2

Just completed only 3.6 miles of the trail because of construction at Potosi Street/Cassiano Park. I noticed the you can take a pedestrian bridge to the other side of the creek but the path was so narrow that I decided not to chance it. One bump of the handlebar to the right might send you down to the creek.The creek and the scenery was nothing to write home about. Better to stick to the RiverWalk trail as the nature is much better visually. The path itself is concrete and smooth with some gradual hills but nothing really to tax your energy. I'll try the west end of the trail that has a trail head on Commerce and see how that is. But so far, I would only rate it 3 stars. Hopefully, this will improve when they finish the construction

Culebra Creek - Helotes Greenway Trail

Short ride

October, 2018 by tmbehr

Fairly easy ride, if you start at Culebra Park you will be on asphalt/dirt in the wooded area.

Salado Creek Greenway

Salado Creek Greenway Southside Lions Park to Jack White Park (~7.5mi) - Hidden Gem of a Paved Trail

July, 2018 by richjohntrev

HA! So I just deleted this long, detailed, glowing review of this excellent trail, then thought, "what the heck am I doing!!". Stay away and leave this gem to the locals that live on or nearby the trail, like myself.

But if you promise to come only once or twice to check it out, then bring your dog on a leash or your bicycle (road or mountain) or just your walking shoes...you will not be disappointed. It is exceedingly safe with daily Trail Stewards on bikes and the occasional quad runner with a park police officer, astonishingly beautiful, unexpectedly quiet, and you are guaranteed to come away thinking...wow, this was much, much better than I ever expected! Not perfect, but definitely worth a visit.

I'll leave it at that.

Salado Creek Greenway

It was great ride to do from ljb spot. I went left for about 5 miles and then back past along the boardwalk for another 7 miles. It was awesome workout.

April, 2018 by jfee.1

It was great ride to do from ljb spot. I went left for about 5 miles and then back past along the boardwalk for another 7 miles. It was awesome workout.

Medina River Trail

Wonderful

March, 2018 by cc7bogert

I grew up in this area I grew up fishing on the river, my wife and I take our three dogs they love the hike so do we

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Love it ! Miss it ! this trail is awesome

November, 2017 by kimberly10

did it so many times as a child ,now i only get to get there once a year . still is the best trail in the world . or maybe its just taking me back to beautiful time in memory i hope everyone visiting there would have the feelings i go through when just smelling the seance of this area.i love it, diffenetly one of the "must-see" places in the world at least once before you go ;)
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Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

Great Trail, BUT...

October, 2017 by aseasyas123

I live in Houston and I've heard a lot of great reviews about this trail. Finally me & my wife drove almost 6 hours round trip and rode this trail on 10/21/2017 and here is my thought about this trail.
1. The length of the trail is great and same as the scenery.
2. The best part of the trail is the boardwalk and the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.
3. My wife complains about the why the trail is not paved, it was too dusty.
4. SIGNS! The trail need a lot of signs especially the east end of the lake (Longhorn Dam & Holly St.). We went over to the east side of the S Pleasant Valley Rd. because there was no sigh to give us the right direction and the trail became almost invisible at the baseball field at Riverview St.
5. MAPS! Lacking of the "You Are Here" Maps, we could not get a good idea of which part of the trail we were at.

This could be a 5-star trail if there are enough signs & maps, please improve...

Southern Walnut Creek Trail

Be Careful

August, 2017 by tldix1958

Great trail BUT please be careful! A couple of bikers were assaulted this morning by a man on a mountain bike. He was acting bizarrely they said. Please be aware of what is going on around you!

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