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McAllister Park - Blue Loop

San Antonio, TX

Great park for mountain biking. The blue loop is fairly easy; however, it can get tough during the summer months when temperatures soar and there is little shade. Plan to start early to beat the heat and the crowd.

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Government Canyon Wildcat Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Ok for hiking, was going to mountain bike this but it was too rocky seems like you'd have to dismount and hike it more than you'd be able to actually ride the trail. The decents weren't worth the climb.

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Friedrich Wilderness Park Vista Loop Trail
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1 Completed 3 Reviews

It was a great day to hike this trail with the moderate rain falling. It was a nice and peaceful this morning, the only challenge was the slick rocky slopes. Luckily no lightning.

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Friedrich Wilderness Park Vista Loop Trail
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1 Completed 3 Reviews

It was a great day to hike this trail with the moderate rain falling. It was a nice and peaceful this morning, the only challenge was the slick rocky slopes. Luckily no lightning.

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Friedrich Wilderness Park Vista Loop Trail
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

I have hiked trails in mountain ranges that were easier than this trail. It's a great workout and has shade trees and different stairs cut in or added with tree logs. I loved this trail in texas. It's as close to hiking as you can get minus the mountain views but you do get a view of the hills and city from tower. I really liked this trail.

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San Antonio Botanical Gardens Trail
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

Very beautiful and you will learn all about the different plants in texas and the different climates and environments texas has. I liked this trail very much. Ducks and turtles and many birds here. Butterflys too.

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Government Canyon Joe Johnston Route
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

I really loved the dinosaur tracks when you circle around a trail to get an overlook of the creek bed. You will clearly see them from up above and be so happy. On the bottom it's hard to see them if it rained recently. Seriously difficult. But no matter how much rain or slight mud you can see them up above. The trails are great workout too. The distance is about 2 hours of walking. Never really hiking up hills. You do walk over and around trees and roots a little rock areas.

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Government Canyon State Natural Area, Lytle's Loop Trail
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

Good trail to see nature and birds.

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Government Canyon - Savannah Loop
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

This is the trail I saw my first painted bunting at and was wondering how a bird could be so beautiful. Wow it was in the meadow grass savannah area on a loop of the meadow itself not near the main trees and shrubs. However I did see one there too on another trip. This section allows dogs. It is completely flat and shady which is good in summer. Go to the other trails without dog for way better hills etc.

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Oak Loop Trail - Phil Hardberger Park
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

Good trail to exercise

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Leon Creek Vista at O.P. Schnabel Park
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19 Completed 15 Reviews

I love this park with its shady off cement sidewalk little paths and the deer to observe. You can get a really good workout for several hours by walking towards the leon greenway belt trail and this has many cut offs or other trailheads to walk to. Always shade and many different things to look at like trees, shrubs, flowers, deer and nice pedestrians walking, jogging or biking.

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