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Length
Surfaces
Type

183A Shared Use Path

7.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

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

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

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

10.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone

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

Currey Creek Trail

0.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Gilleland Creek Trail

6.5 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

Lake Pflugerville Trail

3 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Accordion

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

Mission Reach

8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

MoPac Express Lane Shared Use Path

2.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

MoPac Mobility Bridges

2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

North Star Greenbelt Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Northern Walnut Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Old No. 9 Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Olmos Basin Greenway Trail

0.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Pfairways Trail

0.84 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Pflugerville Parkway Trail

5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Salado Creek Greenway

22.7 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

1.85 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Thi Ho Memorial Trail

1.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Veloway Trail

3.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Walnut Springs Trail

2.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Wells Branch Hike and Bike Trail

4.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 183A Shared Use Path is a 7-mile paved path along the 183 Toll Road connecting travelers from Leander to Cedar Park. Open to bikers and joggers, the Mobility Authority constructed this trail as...
TX 7.1 mi Concrete
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
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
Brushy Creek Regional Trail offers an important commuting corridor linking neighborhoods, shopping areas, and workplaces in the northern suburbs of Austin. As you travel the route, look for signage...
TX 10.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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
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
The Gilleland Creek Trail is the highlight of Pflugerville's multiuse trail system. The trail runs through the heart of the city, connecting neighborhoods to each other and to their parks. Stretching...
TX 6.5 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
Lake Pflugerville is Pflugerville's drinking water reservoir and a popular recreation spot. Anglers can use any of the seven piers scattered provided to try their luck at landing Largemouth Bass or...
TX 3 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Accordion
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
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
This shared use pathway is part of the effort to increase bike and pedestrian safety and access across Central Texas. The concrete path exists in two as-yet separate segments of trail: the longer...
TX 2.6 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 North Star Greenbelt is a slice of greenery nestled in the Gracywood neighborhood of north Austin. Extending between Tallow Field Way and a point of east of Swearingen Drive, the concrete snakes...
TX 1.4 mi Concrete
Northern Walnut Creek Trail is part of an expanding trail project located in north Austin. The  two-lane, concrete trail connects Balcones District Park, on the west side of MoPac Boulevard, to Walnut...
TX 3.3 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
The Pfairways Trail is perfectly placed for morning jogs, daytime bike rides and evening walks with Fido for residents of the Austin suburb of Pflugerville. The concrete trail sits in a creek bed in...
TX 0.84 mi Concrete
Residents of Pflugerville are blessed with nearly 40 miles of trail spread across the city. The Plfugerville Parkway Trail allows to cross from the east side of the Austin suburb, to the west without...
TX 5 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 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
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 1.85 mi Concrete
The Thi Ho Memorial Trail is a mile-and-a-half of concrete trail in Pflugerville, a suburb of Austin. The trail begins at the Pflugerville High School, at the corner of the baseball diamond, and...
TX 1.5 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
The Willow Branch Hike and Bike Trail winds and loops through the Austin neighborhood of the same name. The trail connects residents to a series of parks and recreation areas. Starting from the north...
TX 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

County Line Memorial Trail

County Line Memorial Hike and Bike trail

January, 2021 by sfchollon

Starts at FM 725 to FM 1044 in New Braunfels, TX. I recommend starting at Fischer Park, off of County Line Road. Trail is paved and wide. Crossings have traffic warning lights. Parking is available at the FM1044 trailhead or at Fischer Park. Safe and well maintained.

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

On your left!

January, 2021 by marcusoverton

Beautiful trail. Can't wait for more segments to get built. Some people in these reviews have complained of entitled riders, but my experience has been exactly the opposite. Entitled pedestrians very frequently walk side by side covering most of the path and sometimes the entire path, and this doesn't just annoy cyclists such as me but joggers as well. Treat the trails as shared use, walk only on the right side, keep your children and dogs with you at your side (not 50 feet in front of you, swerving left and right in the middle of the trail), and there will be very few problems.

Leon Creek Greenway

Schweet!

December, 2020 by kriskailimai

My family of four started at W. Military Drive trail head and rode to Cathedral Rock off of Grissom Road and back (about 8 miles). My 8 yr. old girl had a 20 inch one-speed bike and she had a great ride, no problems--but there was one time when she had to get off and walk uphill with her bike about 75 ft. The toilet at the trail head (W. Military) was was 2.5 out of 5; and the one at Cathedral was much worse a 1.5 out of 5--pretty nasty. The ride, however, was schweet!

Accordion

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

San Antonio Riverwalk on Christmas Day

December, 2020 by richellefleischer

Fantastic ride south. Went 15 miles south including part of Medina River Greenway. Can’t wait to do it again tomorrow!

183A Shared Use Path

Great resource for safe riding, tho not very scenic

November, 2020 by blair151

This path is a great way to safely do 7 miles, either on its own or tacked on to the beautiful Brushy Creek Trail. This 183A path is in excellent shape, with a very wide concrete surface. It does require crossing the very busy Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, as well as a few other less busy roads, all of which have crosswalks with signals. The majority of the time, you're paralleling the noisy turnpike, but it's far enough removed at most points that I can tune out the traffic. The path is nicely landscaped, but overall isn't very scenic -- it's still just a big sidewalk going along between the turnpike and business or residential areas, with very few adjacent trees. There are a couple nice long wood bridges that improve the vibe.

I like taking a detour from the path in Cedar Park just after crossing Whitestone, to enjoy a winding path around a couple of nice urban lakes, leading to the fun Cedar Park Sculpture Garden. Then I cut up Discovery Boulevard and go behind the HEB Center -- this route is much quieter and allows me to bypass the front of the big "Parke" shopping center along 183A, with its many busy entrances that seem a bit unsafe for a cyclist zipping by on the sidewalk.

I'll usually start towards the East end of the Brushy Creek trail (sometimes starting in Bridgewater Park), and enjoy that wonderfully scenic trail up to the turnpike, then hop on the 183A path for 7 more miles. (Or vice versa, depending on the wind direction.) Overall, I really like the 183A path and recommend it for a nice, safe ride of 7 miles or so.

Austin to Manor Trail

Great short trail

October, 2020 by myersbethany6

This is a great trail if you want to walk a quick 5 miles (there and back). It’s all concrete and a LOT of bikes go through here. Not a lot of walkers, but definitely worth it.

Olmos Basin Greenway Trail

good trail for a small bike ride or walk

October, 2020 by ndvalle05

Very easy we took our 5yr old daughter who still using training wheels and she completed it.

Salado Creek Greenway

“Leave the roads, take the Trail!”

October, 2020 by alexmimholz

What an incredible & fun trail for biking. It is well maintained, shady, and filled with beautiful vegetation. Enjoyed ourselves immensely! Well done San Antonio! (We started at Jack White Trail, Segment 3)!

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Nice well maintained trail

September, 2020 by brooke.udy

Went for a bike ride with my husband this morning. From Stone Creek Pool parking lot to the Twin Lakes YMCA parking lot and back it was 15 miles. There were a lot of hikers, bikers, runners, dog walkers on the trail however it was a Saturday morning with cool weather so congestion was expected. There are lots of things to see along the trail (creeks, waterfall, lakes, rock formations, trestle bridge) and it is well maintained. Plan to return to the trail soon!

Salado Creek Greenway

Pros/Cons

August, 2020 by roxxig

First time here very shaded beautiful trail but we went on a Sunday extremely packed too packed for my liking packed with group bike riders walkers joggers strollers kids roller skaters it was very overwhelming for me since I’m a new rider I don’t care if I fall but I don’t want to hit no one and the path just doesn’t seem as wide as Leon creek and Medina and then I never wear my mask to ride but seeing how packed this trail was 2 miles in made me regret it immediately also this trail is for advanced riders that will yell at you if your slow or if you don’t know the correct lingo and also if your not wearing a helmet I know wearing a helmet is appropriate but it’s not required so to feel the need to yell at me just seemed a bit rude I had never been yelled at before lol

Northern Walnut Creek Trail

Wildflowers

August, 2020 by sarah.nichols.9803

This is a great, easy urban trail that winds through a scenic greenbelt area. Throughout the spring and early summer, wildflowers abound. It’s easy to extend the ride by linking this trail to the Shoal Creek Trail by using trails through the Pickle Center and the Domain.

Leon Creek Greenway

Excellent

August, 2020 by hijodediosmrm

I completed the trail today from the Military Drive Trailhead entrance to the end of the trail near the Rim shopping center and back to the starting point . I give this trail a rating of 5 stars. I hoe to do it again next week at a faster pace.

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