Salado Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.90 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,300 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
851
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
At the bridge head South East or inside the loop...the ride will take you all the way to West Avenue. Under Huebner, Blanco and into Walker Ranch Park...then you take the outer loop around Walker Ranch and ride through the Retention Easment (cross through the fence) back in at the bride near Vista Del Norte and then you are repeating trail...There is also alot of trail North of 1604 on Salado Creek as well.
added by sydney1030Granny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

May 12, 2018
davidsatx Granny Gear  
 
Review: The good-Rocky, rooty, technical short climbs some flowy sections. (Some very rocky section)The bad is it's chopped up with construction, they are extending the Salado Creek green belt hike and bike trails. It's for the most part an out and back trail system. Enjoyed it and got about 12 miles.

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Granny Gear

May 8, 2018
Aebers79 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Some background: I'm 27 and have been mountain biking for about two months (so not crazy experienced). I live around McCallister Park, so that's been my primary trail system. Today was my first time along the green belt. Here are my thoughts: There aren't any signs (or from what I saw, a designated trailhead). I just parked behind Blatman Elementary and started biking till I lucked upon some trail. As mentioned in another post, the City is expanding its concrete Green Belt System from Huebner to 1604 and beyond (eventually to Eisenhower Park), so a majority of the "trail" I rode between 1604 and Huebner was dirt being excavated for the future trail. It was pretty, but not fun to ride. Once I went under the Huebner bridge, the trail became actual single track, but the trail had a ton of large rocks and it was tight. Either I lacked the technical skill to enjoy it or I'm spoiled by the flow of McCallister Park's Blue Loop, but I didn't enjoy the ride much. Once I reached the bridge at Blanco Rd, I took the paved Green Belt trail to Huebner and rode the excavated dirt back to Blatman. So in sum, this was my first time on this trail, the trailhead (to my knowledge) isn't well defined, portions of trail are under construction, and I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoy McCallister. I'll probably give it another try down the road and maybe my opinion will change.

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Granny Gear

April 18, 2018
 
Review: This is an ideal trail for practicing certain technical features like rock gardens, riding over roots, some smooth flowing single track during the section in an open field heading away from Huebner towards Blanco. Isn't necessarily well marked but it travels in a linear pattern. The part between Huebner and 1604 will not be as isolated and pristine as before since they are currently expanding the concrete greenway system. I use it as practice for Flat Rock as it's close and is like a baby version of flat rock with more shade and obviously way less elevation change. Highly recommend to everyone from beginners to advanced.

Similar Trail: Flat Rock Ranch

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Bunny Hop

January 15, 2018
Beauchpe Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Looks like the trail is behind locked gates

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Granny Gear

November 18, 2017
 
Review: slicey and dicey trail.. real horror show.. but man i love riding it!!!.. it kinda backed up against a hill.. its got everything... off cambers,drops,switchbacks. ledges climbs.rocks, low trees.. this trail requires.. 100% or its a meat grinders. the rocks are jacked and sharp.. from thousands of years of water flow.. the rocks and boulder are the biggest in satx... part of it is scheduled for to be bulldozed. get this for a paved trail... blasphemy!!!

Similar Trail: government canyon

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Trailblazer

December 26, 2016
Midmoab Trailblazer  
 
Review: Rode the north end near the elementary school. We are visitors to the area and really didn't find good maps for the trail. Enjoyed the higher end technical nature of the heavily rocky sections, but found it hard to pick up the flow of the trail. Still enjoyed a couple of hours of exploring and looping back several sections a few times. Thanks to the builders.

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Gnarly

March 19, 2016
 
Review: The single track portion of the trail starts at Phil Hardberger park off of Blanco and extends beyond 1604. It never ceases to amaze me how you can always add a new area to the trail. The trail ranges from fire road to flow to very technical. From Huebner to beyond 1604 it is strictly singletrack and Fire road. At Huebner it merges with the Paved Salado Greenway system that will reach all the way to Rittiman (as of the time of this review). The Huebner to Blanco section does have some nice singletrack that shouldn't be missed.

The greenway connects Phil Hardberger to Walker Ranch to McAllister Park to Lady Bird Johnson (LBJ singletrack)

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February 18, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Awesome trail system! It can be confusing on some of the windy trails on the north end by Battman elementary school. Overall a little bit of everything though.

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Granny Gear

July 22, 2015
stbeeman Granny Gear  
 
Review: Really enjoyed the section from Huebner to Blanco tonight. It's just technical enough to be a step up from McAllister Park. The trail is clearly marked and in good shape as of Jul 2015.

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Gramcounter

March 31, 2014
kevsale Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail. I like to start at Patricia J Blattman Elementary school go all the way to Hardberger park

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Salado Creek MTB Trail 3.90 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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