San Marcos, TX Running Trails and Maps

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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 Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Lake Pflugerville Trail

3 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

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
This is a 1.5 mile trail nestled between the in the several suburban neighborhoods in northern part of Austin. The paved trail follows Lake Creek, beginning at the end of Braes Valley Street. The...
TX 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
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
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

Leon Creek Greenway

Great signage poor in places

March, 2021 by amcd1403

Rode complete length today South then North, but 36 miles turned into 42 miles because I got lost and ended up on other trails.

Salado Creek Greenway

We rode the trail today. Some areas had some birds and squirrels. Nice loop around the lake and got some pictures of the ducks. Nicely paved. We are from northwest Iowa so was nice to ride our bikes in March!

March, 2021 by darla_strait

We rode the trail today. Some areas had some birds and squirrels. Nice loop around the lake and got some pictures of the ducks. Nicely paved. We are from northwest Iowa so was nice to ride our bikes in March!

Gilleland Creek Trail

walking

February, 2021 by ybq7t6w4m7

I only walked the portion of the trail that is near the pool and park. I enjoyed hearing the stream running along the trail at that section but wished there was shade!

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Brushy Creek Regional Trail

beautiful easy ride

February, 2021 by sbtgal

Weekends and afternoons can be busy. I suggest going during the week within normal business/school hours for the best experience.

Salado Creek Greenway

I love it’s beautiful but too much trash

January, 2021 by marianewton

The trail is beautiful and I love walking on it, however there is too much trash by and on the bushes. The maintenance workers cut the trees but leave the trash on the bushes and only contribute to its ugly image. Please try to maintain its beauty by cleaning it up.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Very Rocky

January, 2021 by mtcoleman7

Be prepared to carry your bike a lot. Lots of large boulders so not very practical for a road bike. Great for an accomplished dirt biker.

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Beautiful Trail, Rude Bikers

January, 2021 by sherry.beeson

Trails are in great condition. Families though have to compete with bikers. I am a cross country biker and I was appalled by the general biking etiquette and the adrenaline rush nature and just run you off the road attitude of the on the sidewalk and off road bikers. They are dangerous and encourage that the trail needs some type of restrictions and policing. There are too many walkers and children for them to act this way at a very nice public park.

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Beautiful Trail, Rude Bikers

January, 2021 by sherry.beeson

Trails are in great condition. Families though have to compete with bikers. I am a cross country biker and I was appalled by the general biking etiquette and the adrenaline rush nature and just run you off the road attitude of the on the sidewalk and off road bikers. They are dangerous and encourage that the trail needs some type of restrictions and policing. There are too many walkers and children for them to act this way at a very nice public park.

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!

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!

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