Kerrville River Trail


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Kerrville River Trail Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Kerr
Length: 5 miles
Trail end points: Kerrville-Schreiner Park and Deitert Community Center
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 11326976

Kerrville River Trail Description

The Kerrville River Trail winds through the city on the banks of the Guadalupe River, which is born of springs deep in Texas Hill Country and empties out 230 miles later into the Gulf of Mexico. The 10-foot wide concrete trail comfortably accommodates users of all ages, from little tykes on bikes to seasoned strollers, taking them on a journey through some of Kerrville's beloved recreation spots.

The trail's starting point is the city's largest and most popular park, Kerrville-Schreiner Park. Park visitors can treat themselves to a work-out on the sports fields and courts, a kayak trip on the river, or make use of the camping facilities and prolong their visit. The trail then winds northwest, in some spots, passing close to the water's edge and in others, completely obscured by vegetation hugging the shoreline. The next park in the series is Lehmann-Monroe Park, popular for its dog park. Immediately adjacent to it is Louise Hays Park, whose splash plaza brings delight to children of all ages. From there the trail crosses the Guadalupe onto Tranquility Island, which sits between two branches of the river. This section offers some of the nicest river views of the excursion, in the shadow of the the Guadalupe's mighty cypress trees. The Riverside Nature Center is beyond that, combining conservation, education and recreation for an immersive natural experience. The Center's garden boasts over "100 species of native trees and shrubs plus 200+ species of wildflowers, grasses, ferns." Keen eyed visitors can also spot up to 180 species of birds. The trail continues into Lowry Park and then travels on the limestone bank to its end at the Deitert Center, Kerrville's community center.

Construction is underway on a 1-mile segment connecting from the G Street trailhead to Schreiner University, giving students and staff of the university access to the river and all it has to offer.

Parking and Trail Access

There are ample parking options for the River Trail.

  • Kerrville-Schreiner Park -2385 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville (Note: Charges an Admission Fee)
  • Lehman-Monroe Park - 200 Park Ln, Kerrville, TX
  • Louise Hays Park - 202 Thompson Dr, Kerrville
  • Deitert Center - 451 Guadalupe St, Kerrville

Kerrville River Trail Reviews

Great Trail

Smooth concrete trail. A little crowded in the middle through the park area. Be ready for an abrupt end at the west end of the trail.

Quiet Clean Beautiful

This trail is great. Lots of spurs into neighborhoods to extend your ride. Great park with fountains. Good, clean bathroom access. Everyone was polite. Access to town could be better but it looks as if that is getting a new trail into town.

awesome day

This park and it’s trails are excellent even the difficult trail was not so difficult

The trail has recently been redone and is a 6 mile ride end to end, 12 mile round trip. Really easy ride. Great for all ages. Fyi, the walkers are really skittish of bike riders. The west side of the trail has beautiful nature views of the river!!

The trail has recently been redone and is a 6 mile ride end to end, 12 mile round trip. Really easy ride. Great for all ages. Fyi, the walkers are really skittish of bike riders. The west side of the trail has beautiful nature views of the river!!


Excellent trail

We are visiting Kerrville for the month and have already biked this trail a couple of times. It is great on the week days but I was told it’s really crowded on the weekends, maybe that’s a better time to walk it rather than bike it. There are quite a few geocaches on the trail too, we enjoyed that!

Worth a note, the trail is nowhere near the location currently indicated on the TrailLink map, it is in Kerrville running through the center of town.

nice trail

I really nice trail along the Guadalupe River that goes Kerrville. One ends starts at Kerrville Schneider park and goes 5 miles out and then you have to turn around. Goes through 2 nice parks. The trail is has tree coverage over majority but some parts are out in the sun. Hopefully the town will add more in the future.

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