Leon Creek Greenway is a family-friendly, multi-use trail. It is an easy point-to-point route for biking, and you may take about 6 hours to complete it. Apart from the slightly confusing signage, we love that there is a concrete trail ideal for road biking and a dirt trail for mountain bikers. The smooth single tracks or the rocky paths will give you more challenges if you want a technical mountain biking experience.
Moreover, you will love the tranquil and beautiful creek scenery. The ponds around the path are home to beautiful birds and wildlife that add to its tranquillity. Other beautiful views include heritage trees, wildflower fields, limestone bluffs, and cottonwoods.
The Leon Creek Greenway is an 18.8-mile trail on San Antonio’s North West. It is part of the famous Howard W. Peak Greenway trail system and is busy year-round. The trail is about 8 ft wide. It begins at Eisenhower Park, where it also connects to the equally popular Salado Creek Greenway. Other parks, businesses and neighborhoods it connects with include,
On its farthest south, part of the trail runs through Levi Straus Park and Rodriguez County Park. The parks and ponds allow you to enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife on quiet mornings and evenings. The vegetation around the trail also provides the wildlife with ample hiding space.
As if that’s enough, amenities like athletic fields, a YMCA facility, and picnic tables are also included.
We found the trail flat and easily navigable. It has a few gentle slopes, with the steepest at Leon Vista and O.P. Schnabel Park trails. It is straightforward to follow, clean and secure, as we saw the police several times.
Nearly all trailhead entrances have port-a-potty and drinking fountains. You can also get bus access at the VIA Ingram Transit Center. Best of all, the trail is patrolled by police on bikes.
We saw many deer on the trail. Moreover, the vegetation (wildflower fields, heritage trees like cottonwood) will make you forget you are in the city. the limestone bluffs are also quite the sight.
We noticed the trail crosses creeks at bed depth. Therefore, you don't want to attempt to complete the route in inclement weather.
Electric motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail, and you will get ticketed if you come in one.
You can access all six entry points with a van in case you bring your family or friends for group riding.