With all the development around it, Stone Oak Park is still refuge for plants and animals.
There are 3.4 miles of trails, including the main trail and its loops and offshoots, that wind along Cibolo Creek.
Right now, conditions are perfect for enjoying the upper Medina River between the towns of Medina and Bandera in Bandera County.
The preserve is a 53-acre nature sanctuary owned by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as part of what they call an Earth care ministry.
This 7.2-mile section of trail between Southside Lions Park and Fort Sam Houston will soon connect to the larger greenway system.
Ride the murky, green-tinted water along the snaking 6 1/2-mile path, shaded by willows and cedar elms.
I’ve ridden the mountain bike trails along the Leon Creek Greenway from O.P. Schnabel Park around 10 times, and I get lost every time.
This park may not scratch the itch for a strenuous hike, but it comes as close as possible if you’ve only got a few hours to spare.
With options for biking, hiking, camping, and kayaking, Medina River Natural Area offers the most adventure of any park in Bexar County.
Starting April 1, the Rivard Report will launch a new series of outdoor reviews we’re calling The Trailist, a feature that we hope will better acquaint our readers with places to hike, bike, and paddle in San Antonio.