Leon Creek Greenway


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Leon Creek Greenway Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Bexar
Length: 18 miles
Trail end points: Old Fredericksburg Road and Pearsall Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6560821
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Leon Creek Greenway Description

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 and is dotted with small ponds, including Earl Scott Pond near its northern end, which is home to a variety of birds and wildlife.

The trail runs adjacent to many parks, including O.P. Schnabel Park, known for its natural beauty, steep cliffs, and many amenities, including athletic fields, picnic tables, nature trails, and a YMCA facility. Farther south, a 2.6-mile section of the trail runs through Rodriguez County Park and Levi Strauss Park, while another section in Pearsall Park is 1.5 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

There are several places to park along the trail:

- Rohde Park (11777 Spring Rain)
- Leon Vista Trailhead (intersection of Whitby Road and Rochelle Street)
- VIA Ingram Transit Center (3215 N. Western Drive); bus access is also available here
- Rodriguez County Park (41623 Jerome Road)
- Levi Strauss Park (6100 Old Highway 90 W.)
- Pearsall Park (4700 Old Pearsall Road)

Leon Creek Greenway Reviews

They have extended past 1604 and it stops for now a little past the Rim. Once finished it will connect to Salado Greenway. If the rain holds off maybe they will have it completed by the end of 2019. At the Ingram trailhead there is a trail that goes to SW Military Dr. Most of the trailheads have a port-a-potty and a water fountain.

Great scenery and very few road crossings. The northern end of the trail has been extended for about one mile. The signage is a bit confusing, with little branches coming off the main trail.

There is the concrete trail for road bikes and dirt trails for mountain bikes. The concrete trail is 24 miles from I-10 Druary Inn to Ingram with some shoots off (out&back) to add more miles. There is a lot of dirts trails that are smooth single track and there are some rocky areas too. Level from beginner to intermidate rider.


I enjoyed my bike ride, this is a nice trail. I got a great workout and was able to see some beautiful scenery. I felt safe, there are volunteer riders/workers, and also a group of police that came through.

Having spent the week staying in the downtown area of San Antonio, I ran several times on the River Walk (south of the tourist section), so today I decided to try out the Leon Creek Greenway. I started at the Pearsall Park section only to discover that it doesn't connect to the northern section and most of the trail was concrete rather than asphalt (blahh!) However, it was clean and I saw police on the trail a couple times. It is more suitable for bikes for sure. I do appreciate a place to run while on the road for work - so thanks trail link.com!

We are full time RV travelers that are fortunate enough to ride trails all over the country. Some of our favorite trails have been in the north woods of Wisconsin. That being said, this trail rates right up with some of our favorite! Although we were in the middle of San Antonio, it sure didn't feel like it! Naturally wooded with a thick canopy in many areas, we traveled along Leon creek, away from city streets and annoying traffic. The thick vegetation gives the native wildlife an abundance of natural hiding places, and reinforces the feeling of being out in the country, far away from the city. We saw more deer in the first few miles than we've seen on many other trails. We would have given this 5 stars, but the hills and grades made the ride a bit more strenuous than we would have liked. Of course, if that's what you're looking for you'll enjoy this trail!

Great trail. Difficult to find trailhead for parking. Google Drury Inn near six flags in San Antonio to find the 1604 loop trail head near Valero headquarters. This is our first time to San Antonio so struggling with the access/frontage roads and directions. The trail is great. Easy to follow. Smooth with a little rolling. Plenty of shade. Drinking fountains and port-a-potty avail at most trail head entrances. Highly recommend if looking for route that has NO traffic. Great for road bikes. Looked like plenty of off road areas for mountain bikes.

We drove down from Austin to ride this route. It is a very nice route along the creek. Much canopy and a very woodsy feel to it. Even stopped a few feet from a tame deer who kept on eating. The main trail is only 10 miles unless you want to take a sidewalk along some very heavy traffic. Even so, 20 miles round trip was very enjoyable. Don't do it for speed. There are many tight turns and blind spots. Go f Or a stroll in the beautiful park. Last note: patrolled by police on bikes so we felt very safe. And all we met/passed were very friendly and considerate.

This is the 2nd greenway trail we have ran here in San Antonio (SA). We are still fairly new to SA, so when we heard about these long trails we were excited to try them out for our long training runs.

On 11/2/2014 we started running the trail from the Rodhe Park trailhead (off Babcock) and headed north to the 1604 trailhead which round trip was about 7.6 miles. Once we arrived back at Rodhe Park, we headed south for another 2.8 miles and turned around to head back (5.6 round trip); 13.2 total.

The trail was not too congested. Some of the bikers could use a few lessons in speed and trail courtesy. For that matter, some of the dog walkers could also use some manners in picking up their pet's poop or at least moving it off the trail.

Overall, we were really pleased with the trail condition, the ruggedness of the surroundings and the fact there is a lot of trail. From a shade perspective, this trail has far less shade than the Salado Creek Greenway - but more shade then the Missions Trail - so expect some sun.

The walk/run was relaxing and very cool this evening. I wish it had the GPS coordinates to plan a mileage gap for each segment. I hope they are working on it. You are very lucky to have trails you can walk, jog or ride a bicycle.

Bike trail actually extends from north (1604 West & I-10) south to Loop 410 & Ingram. It is approximately 12
miles in length by my GPS. Trail is very nice & scenic. It is used by all, bikers, runners, & walkers so be careful of others.
There are several trail head parking areas. With in the next few days I will give names & locations of these areas.

Secluded and quiet, gentle hills, smooth surfaces, some narrow points, but simple to get around. Current map is incorrect as the trail has been lengthened on the south side to I410 and north to UTSA. I will attempt to get a better map reading, but a new bike is in order. Walking, running, biking, and geocaching is common along this route, so be careful of others. During very inclement weather, do not attempt to complete as the route often crosses creeks at bed depth. There are a couple of hair pin turns, so care is needed so as not to eat trees. The city is still working the is project, but the where it stands now, I cannot complain. Worth the trip and adventure...

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