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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +205/226 ft
Total: 62 riders
 

Mountain Biking Leon Creek

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#68 of 274 mountain bike trails in Texas
#3266 in the world

Most of this trail system does link up with only pavement crossings and you can take it any which way at different degrees of difficulty. Beside that, it is always being expanded and towards the end of most weeknights you can spot trailbuilders starting to gather up and get to work. Once the paved part of the trail fully links to Cathedral Rock there will be almost 15 miles worth of trail ending at Cathedral Rock where ther is also some existing singletrack. Most of the trails off of Leon Creek are either hardpack dirt, loose rock or solid rock creekbed. While its not very hilly there are some sweet little creek crossings (that nearly ever have water in them) serving as fun additions to your ride. If you find your way through a patch of thickets you will also find another paved trail with more singletrack spurs on the other side of the creekbed. Closer to Bandera Rd, the paved trail veers right and links to the OP Schnabel Park Trails.

First added by djeneration on May 9, 2020. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Although there are off road trail crossing at several point s on the greenway, the best place to start to access the majority of this trail system is the Trailhead near De Zavala and Babcock. Take the paved trail south and you'll find lots of different off-road spurs, which often follow the paved trail but will also lead to different areas of varying difficulty. You can also head just a little north, under the Babcock Rd bridge and when you see the paved trail veer left you will see different spurs off of the main trail and that left fork that leads you to the Bamberger Nature Park loop.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near San Antonio, Texas

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  • Kirby Lyford
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    There are actually more like 28-30 miles of trails in this systems once you learn the trail systems. Fun and fast trails. San Antonio riders are lucky to have trails like this in town.

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  • C-Lo   ✓ supporter

    This was a fun place to visit. I was in the area visiting family. I got a chance to get away and didn't regret it. Fun times.

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  • mkokowicz
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    Trail Flooded at approx the 5.75 mile mark; 1.25 mi south of Valero Trailhead

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  • ***

    Good trail but hard to follow in some places once you figure it out it is a lot of fun ride. There are a few technical spots at the beginning and scattered throughout.

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  • Sierradirtslayer   ✓ supporter
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    Fast flowy trail. It takes sometime getting down a good route as it is a spiderweb network of trails. Some areas are rocky and others are fast firm dirt. There is some good areas for climbing, but nothing hughe.

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  • rmillet
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    Fun, fast trail. I typically park @ Bamberger, ride the trails on the Hauseman end ("Bird Sanctuary"), then head back towards Bandera and back (roughly 12.3 miles), then ride the Bamberger end again to arrive at 16+ miles. I have attached a video of this route, one way. Most spots you can pace 14-18mph, with some tighter slower areas around 11mph. Not overly technical, speed makes it fun. Worth riding if in SA area. Small xc knobbies work well, hardtails and 29ers great here....wind it up, but watch for oncoming bikers (blind spots plenty)! Supposedly there is 3 miles of good trail in OP Schnabel Park that can be incorporated into this route, I haven't gotten that in yet.

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