January 25, 2014
I am one of the older riders here, and I remember when OP was THE place to ride. Years ago this place offered miles on sweet, twisty, technical singletrack. Now, with the building of the Leon Creek greenbelt system, which runs right through the heart of the old trail system, a lot of the best runs have been destroyed. There is still a lot of trail on the upper end of the park, near Bandera Rd., but the damage has been done. NOT recommended for people who have never ridden here, unless you are with somebody who already knows the trail system. You can get lost, or may never discover the hidden gems that actually still exist. Still a lot of good runs here, you just gotta find them! Also, I am very sad to report this: as of January 2014, the has been 1 murder here, and 1 attempted rape of a female jogger. No suspects have been found. If you are a female rider, carry a phone and PLEASE ride with a group of people. All riders be aware. Ride in groups. It really pisses me off that the criminal element has stained what was once a supreme local riding destination.