Rio Medina Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.5 miles
Time Estimate: 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 198 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Unknown
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

Has your pooch been begging to spend some time in nature? Then pack some snacks and water, grab the leash, and make your way over to Rio Medina Trail. This gorgeous trail is actually located inside the Medina River Natural Area, a 500 acre patch of land that is just calling your dog’s name.

To get to the Rio Medina Trail, hop on the El Camino Trail and head south. This paved trail is just .2 miles and is a pawfect way to warm up your pal’s legs. Once you come to the junction, veer off onto the Rio Medina Trail. After a short distance the trail forks. Since the last portion of the Rio Medina Trail is a loop, you and your pup can go either way. The natural surface trail circles through beautiful riparian habitat that will light up your pup’s doggy senses. The southern section runs alongside the lovely Medina River. If your pooch enjoys furrific waterfront scenery, they’ll be in absolute heaven as they trot along this portion of the trail.  

Since the Rio Medina Trail is only 1.5 miles long, athletic dogs may need more exercise when they are finished. If your pooch still has energy to burn, one option is to follow the Nogales Trail up to the Medina River Greenway. This trail clocks in at seven miles, so your doggo has more than enough room to roam.

Not only does the Medina River Natural Area feature other pawsome trails, it also has picnic pavilions, campsites, plenty of parking, and restrooms. Water is available, so make sure you and your pooch both stay well hydrated. Keep the trail smelling fresh by bringing some clean up bags and picking up after your pupster. No bones about it, Rio Medina Trail will make your pup one happy hound!

Trail Features
River, Easy Incline
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Please note that Medina River Natural Area is closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, but you and your pup can enjoy the trail any other day of the year!
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15890 TX-16
San Antonio, TX 78264
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Address
15890 TX-16
San Antonio, TX 78264
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset