San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path

Texas

Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Take your pick of one of our 13 trail guides when you give $30 or more to build trails!

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Bexar
Length: 30 miles
Trail end points: Brackenridge Park and Mission Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8515775
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path Description

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, restaurants, and everything a resident or visitor needs.

The trail runs from Brackenridge Park (which houses the San Antonio Zoo) on the north end of town to Mission Park on San Antonio’s southern end. South of Brackenridge, past I-35, you can reach the San Antonio Museum of Art, as well as the Tobin Center for Performing Arts.

Farther south, past downtown and I-10, the pathway continues through Concepcion Park. This is where city dwellers come out to play. You’ll find athletic fields, a playground, fitness stations, and a pool here. Restrooms, drinking fountains, and picnic tables are also available in the park.

A highlight of the journey can be found at its southern end, as the trail winds through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. This unique attraction provides the opportunity to learn about several Spanish frontier missions, including Mission Espada, the oldest mission in Texas dating back to 1690.

Parking and Trail Access

On the trail’s northern end, parking is readily available in Brackenridge Park (3700 N. St. Mary's). Mid-trail, parking is available in Concepcion Park (600 E. Theo). On the south end of the trail, you can find parking in Mission County Park (1611 NE Loop 410), Espada Park (1750 S E Military), and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

San Antonio River Walk Hike & Bike Path Reviews

I rode this trail a week ago from the mission trail with goal of looping around OLLU and back to add mileage to the mission trail. It was empty except homeless people under bridges, some covered with sheets, giving the experience a bit of the macabre. I turned around and won't go back until usage is up.

We start at Rosevelt Park. It is 18 miles of rolling hills along listening to the river and seeing wildlife. A new shoot have been added - Apache Creek way to the Mission trails. It is out and back but I wouldn't ride it by myself because surrounding area it goes through. I have seen trail stewards riding it but not park police

We biked the trail this morning. Started at Conception Park and rode south. The park was a little sketchy. Several stray/loose dogs running around but they didn't bother us. Sad to see though. The trail itself was awesome! Beautiful scenery! At the end of the trail, where it loops around and comes back up the other side of the river, was a little confusing. This part was gravel and we got off on the wrong trail and had to turn around. We ended up crossing back over to the other side of the river and riding the same side we rode down on but that was only because we didn't have time to explore. It seemed as though it's well patrolled and used by many. There are some rolling hills but nothing too strenuous. Definitely looking forward to coming back this fall and exploring more of the trail. Absolutely recommend it.

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

The Greenline

Texas - 1.85 miles

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...

Medina River Trail

Texas - 7 miles

Part of San Antonio's fantastic Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System, which provides dozens of miles of multi-use trails throughout some of San...

Salado Creek Greenway

Texas - 22.7 miles

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...

Accordion

Apache Creek Greenway

Texas - 8.2 miles

Apache Creek Greenway serves as an important connector through San Antonio's Westside neighborhoods. Beginning at a connection with the San Pedro...

Leon Creek Greenway

Texas - 18 miles

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...

Alazan Creek Greenway Trail

Texas - 0.5 miles

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...

Martinez Creek Greenway Trail

Texas - 0.6 miles

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...

Huebner Creek Greenway

Texas - 1.5 miles

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...

Cathedral Rock Connector Trail

Texas - 1.14 miles

If you're making your way along the scenic Leon Creek Greenway in western San Antonio, you might come across this lovely little spur trail off the...

Schertz Parkway

Texas - 3.1 miles

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...

Culebra Creek - Helotes Greenway Trail

Texas - 2 miles

In the northwest corner of San Antonio, the Culebra Creek - Helotes Greenway Trail offers a pleasant pathway along the Helotes and Culebra creeks for...

Huesta Creek Greenway

Texas - 1.3 miles

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...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Build trails nationwide + pick your FREE 2019 RTC member t-shirt!
Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

OR