Crescent Bend Nature Park is made up of 190 acres just south of a particularly twisty section of Cibolo Creek, which forms the border of Bexar and Guadalupe counties.
The Upper Guadalupe is a great beginner paddling excursion for new kayakers, canoeists, and paddleboarders, and relatively uncrowded.
Roughly 5 miles of dirt paths wind through Olmos Basin Park, only a short distance north of downtown. Mountain bikers especially should give these a try.
The trails are a main attraction, but the preserve also includes remnants of South Texas farming and ranching heritage.
At more than 5,300 acres, Colorado Bend State Park is one of the largest in the Hill Country and offers hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, fishing, and caving.
There are 3.4 miles of trails, including the main trail and its loops and offshoots, that wind along Cibolo Creek.
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.
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.