Medina River Greenway Trail

Land Heritage Institute, Texas

Distance7.2mi
Elevation Gain1,062ft
Trailhead Elevation559ft
Top559ft
Elevation Min/Max478/559ft
Elevation Start/End559/559ft

Medina River Greenway Trail

Medina River Greenway Trail is a hiking and biking trail in San Antonio, Texas. It is within Land Heritage Institute and Medina River Natural Area. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 559 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,062 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings, a bicycle parking, restrooms, drinking water, and parking. The Corn Crib Photographic Exhibit by Ansen Seale artwork and the Medina River Natural Area forest can be seen along the trail. There is also a wood along the trail.

Medina River Greenway Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This south San Antonio loop explores wooded bottomland along the Medina River where cypress and cottonwoods grow to mammoth proportions. The hike climbs onto
mesquite-covered uplands and (optionally) explores historical sites along El Chaparral Trail, part of the 50-mile Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail system."

"This is a nature and river lovers’ park. Start on the El Camino Trail, a concrete, wheelchair-accessible path that goes to an overlook on the Medina River. Pick up the Rio Medina Trail and follow the river through the natural area.

The riparian area features large cottonwoods, native pecans, and bald cypress trees. All the ingredients for a natural area are here, including a river, wild hogs, maybe a snake, poison ivy, wildflowers, and many colorful birds, lizards, and butterflies."

"Medina River Park is perfect for nature and river lovers. Start on the El Camino Trail, a concrete, wheelchair-accessible path that goes to an overlook on the Medina River. Pick up the Rio Medina Trail and follow the river through the natural area. The riparian area features large cottonwoods, native pecans, and bald cypress trees lining the river’s edge.

In spring, brightly colored birds including painted buntings, indigo buntings, and cedar waxwings may be observed in the wildflower area near the office. From the trailhead, follow the twisting and turning El Camino Trail. A low stone fence is on the left where the trail makes a gradual bend going right. Pass a large open-sided pavilion that has picnic tables, grills, and a water fountain."

"This 364-acre natural area became a city park in 2005, a joint project of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the Kronkowsky Foundation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

It includes areas on both sides of the river, with group camping on the south side and, on the north side, a covered pavilion, restrooms, and 2.6 miles of trails that range from 8-foot-wide pavement to narrow dirt paths. There are plans to add more land and more than 10 miles of trails to the park."

Medina River Greenway Trail Reviews

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Great trail. Mostly hardwoods. There are many opportunities to see the Medina River. The large pecan trees are impressive. Trails well marked. Perfect for 1/2 day hike
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Trail Information

Land Heritage Institute
Nearby City
Land Heritage Institute
Parks
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
San Antonio Parks, Natural Areas Section
Local Contacts
See park office
Local Maps

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Nov 2018