Salado Creek Greenway

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Trail Distance: 15 miles
Time Estimate: 6 hr 10 min+
Elevation Gain: 256 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Yes
Description

Dogs living in San Antonio are lucky to have access to the Salado Creek Greenway. Part of the city’s Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System, this trail was once an underdeveloped floodplain. Furtunately, it’s now a puptastic trail where people and their pets can work up a sweat.  

Since Salado Creek Greenway is pretty long, it’s divided into four segments. The first of the northern segments begins near Huebner Road. A paved trail winds along Salado Creek for about two miles until it comes to the well loved Phil Hardberger Park. This park is definitely worth checking out with your pup before you continue your journey.

The next section of the trail runs from the Blanco Road entrance of Phil Hardberger Park to McAllister Park. This 5.6 mile stretch is paved and multi-use. Your four legged friend will wag their tail as they trot along and enjoy the large Pecan and Live Oak trees that line Salado Creek. Help them yield to oncoming traffic as necessary.

From McAllister Park, the trail runs seven miles south to John James Park on Rittman Road. As they mosey along this section, your pupster will enjoy natural landscape and walk cross a boardwalk that cuts through beautiful wetlands. This section of the trail connects with both Lady Bird Johnson Park and Tobin Park.

The southern section of the trail begins in Jack White Park and ends in Southside Lions Park. If your pup is a nature lover, then this is sure to be their furvorite segment. It meanders through thick groves of Oak, Pecan and Texas Cedar Elm trees. Here the stream is home to turtles, fish, and waterfowl.

The trail has various trailheads and access points, so it’s a good idea to check a map and plan your journey before leaving home. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and clean up bags. This trail will make your pup one happy hound!

Trail Features
Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Wetland, Urban
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
If you don't plan on completing the entire trail, be sure to arrange for a pick up or a shuttle back to your vehicle.
Address
Southside Lions Park 4008 Pecan Valley Dr
San Antonio, TX 78210
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Address
Southside Lions Park 4008 Pecan Valley Dr
San Antonio, TX 78210
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset