San Antonio Parks and Recreation McAllister Park Loop

Wetmore, Texas

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See white-tailed deer on the fringes of the woodlands while hearing songbirds hidden in the trees. Skirt the edges of baseball diamonds and soccer fields, and strangely enough, at times, you’ll seem almost alone in this 986-acre park, San Antonio’s largest and most popular. The trail is wheelchair accessible. A convenient starting point is on the asphalt trail near Mud Creek and the baseball diamonds. The trail, even though closely bordered by trees, is wide enough to accommodate walkers, joggers, and cyclists. The baseball diamonds and soccer fields on the east side of the park are sometimes vis- ible but go almost unnoticed. There are several well-marked road crossings, so use care. Cross Mud Creek and pass under huge live oaks bordering the trail that create a sense of a pristine area.
Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio

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Best Easy Day Hikes: San Antonio

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)

See white-tailed deer on the fringes of the woodlands while hearing songbirds hidden in the trees. Skirt the edges of baseball diamonds and soccer fields, and strangely enough, at times, you’ll seem almost alone in this 986-acre park, San Antonio’s largest and most popular. The trail is wheelchair accessible.

A convenient starting point is on the asphalt trail near Mud
Creek and the baseball diamonds. The trail, even though
closely bordered by trees, is wide enough to accommodate
walkers, joggers, and cyclists. The baseball diamonds and
soccer fields on the east side of the park are sometimes vis-
ible but go almost unnoticed. There are several well-marked
road crossings, so use care. Cross Mud Creek and pass under
huge live oaks bordering the trail that create a sense of a
pristine area.

©  Keith Stelter/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wetmore
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: All year
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS Longhorn
Driving Directions: Directions to San Antonio Parks and Recreation: McAllister Park Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

3/17/2013
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BIKER GOING WRONG WAY ON BLUE RUN HITS ME! Outer loop (6.4 mile blue run). An out-of-control biker crashed into me and my friend this weekend. It was Horrible!, I asked "why are you riding towards the back of the mile markers" (he was facing the back of the signs...flying down the hill clockwise)???" He crashed into us coming from behind (not facing) the blue 3 mile sign marker. Its on the small hill of blue outer run area. He said he goes both ways...and "who the *uck cares" which way is which. I said "if you can read the front of the posted mile marker signs (riding your bike counter clockwise w/ your right shoulder always facing to the outside of the clock/loop)...Then you are going the right way, safe way to ride the bike trial. I told him if the mile markers signs are NOT facing you, or you can't read them, then you are going the WRONG WAY! he said "who *ucking cares which way is what"! I've been riding this trail for over 2yrs. I RIDE COUNTER CLOCKWISE. I SEE THE MILE MARKERS PAINTED ON SIGNS FACING FORWARD For years, I have asked several riders and friends with all agreement...face the signs. The signs (mile markers) are posted that way for the BLUE RUN for a reason! NOTE! Walkers, runners and hikers... please go clockwise/your right side shoulders facing into the middle of loop. Run so you are looking at the back of the signs (mile markers). It is just like walking against traffic on the street. It's safe! It's the right thing! This way you will see bikes coming. If you need signs to help direct you...just turn you head at each point you pass, and count the miles that way. Why risk you, kids and your dogs? It could be so easy....so safe for everyone. Plus Bikers get HORNSBELLS!! Warn people ahead of time. God I hope someone never gets seriously hurt... If they do bikers,they will shut down bikes...there's no other place to ride near SA. Please Help!



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May 2018