San Marcos, TX Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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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

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

0.7 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

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
Accordion

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

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
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 0.7 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
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
Accordion
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
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

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)!

Accordion

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.

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Entitled bike riders

August, 2020 by scott358

I like to hike this trail but find that too many bike riders think they’re entitled to ride fast and own the trail two abreast. I’ve seen really disappointing behavior, especially now that more of us are at home and looking for ways to exercise outdoors. There are dedicated bike lanes and shoulders on Parmer. Let them use those if they have to ride fast.

Salado Creek Greenway

For those that roller skate...

July, 2020 by kristamu2006

Finding decent trials for roller skating can be tough. I have skated the Salado Creek Greenway from the Oak Well Trail Head off Austin Hwy to McAllister and then McAllister to Phill Hardberger Park and it’s doable on roller skates. There are some hills, blind curves, and debris that you need to watch for but it’s manageable. There is lots of shade on the route and some exposed areas. Plenty of water is a must for south Texas heat and humidity. The trails are super slippery for skate wheels when there is even a tiny bit of wetness left over from rain. If you are comfortable t-stopping, plow stopping, staggering, and maybe even turning to stop on your toe stops, then you can manage this route. There are some places that I found I can practice going backwards down hills (for more control).

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

Awesome Trail

July, 2020 by mallorytomlin97

This trail is a great showcase of what this app is all about. The scenery is beautiful and the path is very easy to follow. There are multiple spots along the way to take a quick jump into the water. Absolutely beautiful path. Lives in Houston, and I would absolutely make the drive once a week to come out here.

Gilleland Creek Trail

Skating was so-so

June, 2020 by christinanisse

There were portions of this trail that were really enjoyable on to skate. Some areas had large smooth concrete slabs allowing for some decent striding. However, there were a few portions that had smaller slabs with larger gaps that threatened to dislodge my fillings. The scenery was nice, especially near the trail head where the creek was visible. We went on a Sunday evening and it took about an hour and a half to skate. We saw a park where neighboring chickens were hanging out on the playground. The traffic was mainly pedestrian with some bicycle and a couple other skaters.

71 Toll Lane Shared Use Path

stupid

May, 2020 by harvilina

This sidewalk trail is well built but it goes nowhere it dead ends on the east side into a field and on the west side dumps you into mass construction. In a few years I think it will connect

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