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.

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Trail Work Volunteer Opportunities

Trail Development

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 trail heads historically known as “Devil’s Den”. (Trailforks | MTB Project)
Trails:
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. Start proposing additional trails in the Devil’s Den area.

McAllister Park – Pump Track and MTB Skills Area
Status: Awaiting construction of pump track and MTB skills area
Description: Asphalt pump track and inner beginner MTB skills area to be constructed in McAllister Park. The funds for this project originated from the 2017 community bond fund. The outer intermediate MTB skills area loop was not funded, but it is possible that funds may be available after other projects have been completed. Grant funding is also a possibility to fund construction at a later date.
Next Step: Construction is scheduled for Aug 27-Oct 9, 2020.

Conceptual drawing of McAllister Park – Pump Track and MTB Skills Area

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: Awaiting scheduling
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

Trail Advocacy

Pearsall Park – Mountain Bike Skills Area
Status: Awaiting next public meeting
Description: Advocate for the inclusion of a MTB skills area, pump track, and MTB trails in Pearsall Park.
Next Step: Schedule meeting with councilperson

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.