Trail Projects

If you have an idea for a natural surface trail project, please contact us with some details and we can help create a proposal to present to the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department (SAPAR) for consideration.  Please complete the Contact Us form and select the “Trails” topic in the drop down menu.

Trail Work Volunteer Opportunities

Trail Development

Pearsall Park – Shared Use Trail and Flow Trail Design
Status: Awarded the IMBA Dig In grant for funding trail design phase
Description: One thing that the COVID-19 public health crisis has shown us is that there is a tremendous demand for safe and accessible trails for exercising and exploring the outdoors. This project will fund the professional design of a shared use trail system and flow trail in a 500 acre park located in the southwest part of San Antonio where there is a disproportionate lack of these types of trails. We believe there is tremendous untapped potential at Pearsall Park to create a regional destination for those seeking natural surface trails for riding their bikes. The trail design will encompass both shared-use natural Surface trails and flow trail(s), depending on the total amount raised.
Next Step: Fundraising. Go to https://www.imba.com/digin-applications-details?diginid=2764165 to donate now.

Devil’s Den Trail Development
Status: Phase one completed
Description: Developed and built 2.5 miles of new trails on SAPAR property along Leon Creek Greenway between the Grissom and Ingram Via Transit Center trailheads historically known as “Devil’s Den”. (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Trails Completed:
Deception Trail – 0.7 miles (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Treachery Trail – 0.4 miles (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Limbo Trail – 0.7 miles (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Saddle Way Trail – 0.4 miles (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Carnage Trail – 0.4 miles (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Next Step: Schedule clean up days and trail work days. New trail design ongoing.

McAllister Park – Pump Track and MTB Skills Course
Status: Current construction of pump track and beginner MTB skills course
Description: Asphalt pump track and inner beginner MTB skills course is currently under construction in McAllister Park. The funds for this project originated from the 2017 community bond fund. The outer intermediate MTB skills course loop was not funded. We are actively exploring other options to secure funding for the intermediate MTB skills course including grant funding, donations, and sponsorship to complete construction at a later date.
Next Step: Construction is ongoing from Aug 27-Oct 9, 2020

Pearsall Park – Pump Track and Kid’s Bike Zone
Status: Awaiting construction of pump track and kid’s bike zone
Description: Asphalt pump track and kid’s bike zone to be constructed in Pearsall Park. The funds for this project originated from the 2017 community bond fund.
Next Step: Construction is scheduled for October 2020-May 2021

Classen-Steubing Natural Area MTB-Only Trails
Status: Trail design and layout stage
Map: Trailforks | MTB Project
Description: Design stage of MTB-only trails
Next Step: Obtain approval of trail designs. Schedule workdays to build trails.

O.P. Schnabel Park “Perimeter Loop” Trail Signage Project
Status: In progress
Map: Trailforks | MTB Project
Description: Install signage on Perimeter Loop trail in O.P. Schnabel Park
Next Step: Obtain approval for proposed signage placement. Schedule workdays to install signs.

Leon Creek Greenway “Don Sleeper Loop” Trail Signage Project
Status: In progress
Map: Trailforks | MTB Project
Description: Install signage on Don Sleeper Loop trail on Leon Creek Greenway (LCG) south of OP Schnabel Park and north of Bandera Rd.
Next Step: Obtain approval for proposed signage placement. Schedule workdays to install signs. Don Sleeper Loop may need to be rerouted in several areas due to erosion.

Trail Maintenance

O.P. Schnabel Park and Leon Creek Greenway Trail Maintenance
Status: Schedule as needed
Description: Complete trail maintenance on northern part of OP Perimeter Loop.  Complete trail maintenance on LCG south of OP and north of Bandera Rd.  Perform trail maintenance on LCG north of OP.
Next Step: Schedule trail work day and solicit volunteers

Various Locations – Trail Maintenance
Status: Schedule as needed
Description: After receiving reports from STORM trail stewards regarding trails in need of maintenance, a trail maintenance day will be planned and scheduled. General trail users may also contact us to report trails in need of maintenance. Custom trail work days can be scheduled for specific groups, businesses, etc. as well.
Next Step: Schedule trail work day and solicit volunteers

Trail Advocacy

O.P. Schnabel Park Expansion Project
Status: Awaiting next public meeting
Description: Continue advocating for MTB skills area and pump track to be included in final concept plan.
Next Step: Encourage a large turnout from the MTB community to support our efforts and contribute ideas and suggestions.

Conceptual drawing of O.P. Schnabel Park Expansion – Final Concept Plan

Mann’s Crossing Bike Park (aka “Old Catfish Farm”)
Status: Awaiting meeting with San Antonio River Authority (SARA)
Description: SARA is partnering with STORM in an effort to build a bike park on the proposed property.
Next Step: Plan Chillin-N-Grillin with new director of SARA Parks.