Leon Creek Greenway

Trail
3.75 Miles
N/A
Free
(3.00)4
(1.25)
(2.25)
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
San Antonio
Bexar
Log Entries
Watch for poison ivy and snakes!
By cfonda on 11/12/2010
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A

I went for my usual hike this morning along the west side of the creekbed which runs parallel to Parkwood Subdivision. These are the earthen trails which I prefer as they offer more solitude. But, they also offer more hazards, I heard a noise down by my feet and looked down in time to see a Coral snake (not a King snake) scurry off. I almost stepped on it. So, having read this, enjoy the off the paved trail hikes but watch where you are walking ! Also, poison ivy is plentiful so if one plans to leave the trail through the brush beware !

Excellent place to give Teddy The Dog a walk.
By Towne Comee on 5/23/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

The map shown for this trail is completely offbase. 

The trail runs from the Bandera Road Crossing to Babcock Road on the north following Leon Creek.  Easily walked , there are lots of fauna to be observed.  There are many mountain bike trails generally on the east side of the creek that provide a more challengine hike.  While you are still near several housing developments, generally there is nice solitude (for so close in to civilization); many times very little is heard other than the breeze in the trees.  A lot of people use the concrete and blacktop surface trail along with bikes.   Several trailheads give a lot of starting points and there are quareter-mile markers along the way.

Lovely suburban/wilderness trail.
By CaylinSoo on 4/10/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours

This trail is fantastic for bikers, hikers, and joggers.  The cement/asphalt trail is almost complete between Babcock and Bandera Rds, but there are plenty of clay/caliche alternative trails along the route,  There is even an opportunity to scale a cliff along the way. 

There are boulders to rest on, plenty of both shade and sunshine.  At some spots you feel like you are in the middle of a wilderness with no homes in sight.  There are plenty of deer, rabbits, birds and an occasional snake to cheer you along the way.  At other times you walk behind subdivisions, apartments and a Wal Mart. 

This trail is great for recreational hiking or biking, and also provides people a way to go from their home to businesses without dealing with motor vehicle traffic.

It would be great if there could be some port-a-potties along the route, though.

I love this trail.  I live very close to it and can't wait for the trail to extend to the Igo Library and UTSA. 

It's not one place
By RMA on 3/1/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: N/A Duration: N/A

The Leon Creek Greenway is a collection of flood control dams and flood plains that are unsuitable to build on so the city of San Antonio is turning them into parks and natural areas.  OP Schnabel Park (listed on this web site as a trail) is the trailhead of the San Antonio Parks Dept Leon Creek Greenway project, and thats even stated on a sign at the park.  Don't waste your gas tring to hunt down this trail you'll only find a highschool and apartments. This is only a name of a project.

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