New Braunfels, TX Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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45SW Trail

4.5 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

Barton Creek Greenbelt

7.9 mi
State: TX
Dirt

Blunn Creek Greenbelt Trail

0.88 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Boggy Creek Greenbelt Trail

1.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cathedral Rock Connector Trail

1.14 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Cibolo Trail

3.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

County Line Memorial Trail

2.18 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Crestview/Highland Urban Trail

0.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Culebra Creek - Helotes Greenway Trail

2 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Currey Creek Trail

0.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Huebner Creek Greenway

1.5 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Huesta Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Johnson Creek Hike and Bike Trail

1.2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Lance Armstrong Bikeway (Crosstown Greenway)

4.6 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Leon Creek Greenway

20 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Martinez Creek Greenway Trail

0.6 mi
State: TX
Asphalt
Accordion

Medina River Trail

7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

MoPac Mobility Bridges

2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Old No. 9 Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Olmos Basin Greenway Trail

0.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Salado Creek Greenway

25 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

30 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

San Pedro Creek Greenway

1.8 mi
State: TX
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

2.15 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Veloway Trail

3.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Walnut Springs Trail

2.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
45SW parallels Texas State Highway 45, stretching north-south for 4.5 miles. The wide paved path has moderate undulations and no steep climbs. The trail is unshaded, and there are sweeping views of...
TX 4.5 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
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
The Blunn Creek Greenbelt Trail is located in the historic Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin. The trail cuts a shaded route through the greenbelt, sandwiched between East Side Drive and the creek...
TX 0.88 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Boggy Creek Greenbelt is a slice of nature in East Austin, where the shade of oaks, pecans and other hardwoods invites residents to wander along the banks of the creek, sit down for a picnic or...
TX 1.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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
Cibolo Creek is a tributary of the San Antonio River and the signature watercourse of the Texas Hill Country city of Boerne (pronounced "Bur-nee"). Perhaps the best way to experience it in all its...
TX 3.8 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 0.8 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
The Currey Creek Trail is a 0.5-mile multipurpose pathway alongside its namesake watercourse. The concrete paved pathway can be used by residents of the surrounding neighborhoods to access the...
TX 0.5 mi Concrete
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
The Johnson Creek Greenbelt in northwest Austin along the MoPac Expressway. A concrete hike-and-bike trail runs the length of the linear park, with highway overpasses soaring overhead. Bridges and...
TX 1.2 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. Part of the city's Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails system, the main pathway begins in Eisenhower Park, where a new segment of trail...
TX 20 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
Accordion
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
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
The Olmos Greenway Basin Trail sits nestled in the woods of Olmos Basin Park, which in turns cuts a green swathe into San Antonio's North Side. The trail is just short of a mile, stretching from Jones...
TX 0.9 mi Concrete
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 25 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
Part of San Antonio's 80-mile and counting Howard Peak Greenway Trail system, the San Pedro Creek Trail serves the west side of the San Antonio. The San Pedro Creek flows from the Apache Creek down...
TX 1.8 mi 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 2.15 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
The Walnut Springs Trail follows Walnut Branch (Creek), winding across Seguin from south to north, hitting the Seguin Public Library, Walnut Springs Park and Park West on the journey to its endpoint...
TX 2.5 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

North End Review

November, 2021 by katspawcreative

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.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

THE PERFECT URBAN TRAIL EXPERIENCE

October, 2021 by thejake91739

Wow! What a pleasure it was to experience this awesome trail on a bike!

We did a clockwise loop of the lake, about 10.5 miles, on an overcast, horribly humid, early Sunday morning in October, but the weather certainly did not discourage us or keep other active Austinites off the trail! I have never seen so many people on a trail before, and we were easily outnumbered by walkers and joggers by a ratio of at least 50:1. There had to be thousands on that busy, crowded hike and bike trail, but everyone was so Austin cool, chill, and polite that nary a negative word was expressed (except by the irate homeless guy who yelled something unintelligible at me when he felt I invaded his space). Be that as it may, for these two Southern Californians the trail and its users gave off a beach city sort of vibe such as in San Diego. Everyone was so fit, healthy-looking, and laid back.

Speaking of homeless: When we first pulled up to park and set up our bikes at Rendon Park I was concerned about all of the homeless who had pitched tents and staked out their own bit of real estate, but my concerns were allayed when I saw the hundreds of parked cars and joggers utilizing the trail. With so many using the trail it was obviously safe for a couple of senior citizen California tourists! (Later in the day my nephew, an Austin resident, told me the homeless had pretty much taken over Lady Bird Park, and it was just a few weeks prior that the citizens and the city got fed up and finally had them relocated; at least, most of them.)

The trail truly is totally magnificent! The views of the lake, trees, and modern downtown skyline from the awesome boardwalk are absolutely spectacular and are so photo-op worthy. The path, which is mostly hard packed dirt, is not an issue for bicyclists and most likely appreciated by the runners. Whether you live in the Austin area or just visiting, this is a can't miss trail!

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

Love this Nature Trail

October, 2021 by candicelynnlouise

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.

Accordion

Salado Creek Greenway

Not Great for Walkers

September, 2021 by gvravel

I spent today walking about 4 miles of this path starting at Phil Hardberger Park. What I found was that walkers are pretty much taking their lives into their own hands because of some of the bicyclists. The vast majority of bicyclists do seem to be out for a leisurely ride but you have a handful that treat it as some sort of racing track. When I got back to where I had started there was even a bicyclist turning around a bend in the path doing 30mpg. A lady in back of me yelled out, "Hey, slow down!" A friend who was with her said that they (some bicyclists) do this all the time. I think I'll stick with Phil Hardberger Park.

Southern Walnut Creek Trail

Great trail!

September, 2021 by geigreg

Very pleased to have this trail close to home. Very scenic and well-designed. We went on a Saturday and while it was popular it wasn't packed. You do have to be aware of the hardcore spandex crowd who are traveling at high speeds. But otherwise this is one of the best trails in Austin.

Medina River Trail

great path

August, 2021 by j_crafts

Love the spurs heading off the main paved path to get a little off-roading adventure. Plenty of shade and well marked.

Shoal Creek Trail

Wonderful trail

August, 2021 by fbp4wwjbrt

Great waking/running trail…has a nice variety to it with dirt paths, sidewalks, some on leash dog spots and some off leash dogs spots, woods, and city. The trail is by the water most of the way with sites such as a large art piece, little kid dirt bike area, skateboard park, and Pease park. On Sept. 29, 2021 part of the trail was closed, put you can easily walk around the closed section and continue the trail.the trail.

Salado Creek Greenway

A beautiful greenway

August, 2021 by katspawcreative

The Salado Creek Greenway is beautifully scenic as it winds through the woods. From the birds chirping to the occasional deer, it is a peaceful place to connect with nature. And coming from Philadelphia (the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection) where we have Fairmount Park, the people of San Antonio are friendly, warm and welcoming, making this a must-visit space if you want to walk, skate, bike and/or exercise in your own way.

Leon Creek Greenway

Can be flooded in places

July, 2021 by laurie92

This is a great multi use trail. We could not ride the segment that starts at The Rim and heads South. The creek ran over the pathway in a few spots due to recent rainfall. We could ride through a few inches but had to turn around when it was a foot or more. Will be back, but it wouldn’t hurt for trail maintenance crew to post signage indicating poor trail conditions. It looks like the trail is expanding North of The Rim.

Walnut Springs Trail

the trail was great, perfect for parents pushing strollers or pulling wagons with young kids.

July, 2021 by localmomtx

There were some areas that we not marked on which street to go on. But other than that, I enjoyed this trail.

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

must do!

June, 2021 by harrisonc

This was absolutely a gorgeous urban trail. I rented the bikes and did the whole thing. It’s a great workout. Small waterfalls, thousands of sunflowers and plenty of water stops. This is a must Do. It’s extremely hot though. Go prepared

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

Great trail

June, 2021 by mscarolpool

Our first time on this trail and boy was I impressed! Wide paved surfaces, beautiful parks along the way, several with bathrooms. We stayed at the Inn on the Riverwalk and the trail was right at our back door. Roland the owner let us keep our bikes in our room as I was nervous about leaving them on the bike rack in a strange city. We went south for about 12 miles and then back. You can’t ride north thru the Riverwalk where turista are as it gets narrow and crowdedand take one of the streets thru down town past the Alamo that have bike lanes.but you can go to the steet

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