700 Acres San Antonio - TRAIL

700 Acres San Antonio - Trail, San Antonio, Texas

Trail begins at Alsbrook street and is cut in half by Military Drive. There is passage under Military bridge to access southern trails. A great deal of variation; from smooth curvy creek- side single track, to a mix of rocky and hardpack arid areas with lots of desert type foliage. Everyone from beginners to advanced riders should be able to put together a ride of desired length and difficulty. DISCLAIMER: I'm not sure what an illegal trail is, but this is not a public park. I think that the private owners have simply always allowed people to use the land.

User Reviews (22)

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pangster   Cross Country Rider [Dec 07, 2008]

this trail is still alive and well. there was some development in the area for a few years so it did not allow us to ride. now the development is over and the trails are still there!

Similar Products Used: OP, mac, government canyon, salado creek, comfort
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4
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4
JC   Weekend Warrior [Oct 18, 2008]

grew up in the neighborhood adjacent to these trails in the 80s, spent tons of time there riding and just exploring. almost all of it is developed now, just terrible

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5
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bubba   Weekend Warrior [Feb 29, 2008]

These trails are gone. It's a bunch of houses. It's been a few years now. Let's move on.

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roadrunner1   Racer [Jan 07, 2005]

700 acres is no longer a real trail system. It was many years ago. It's more of a myth now. You're better off just going to OP Schnabel Park and riding there. If you're looking for some really great trails go to Tapatio Springs golf course. It's located outside 1604 about 15-20 minutes on IH10. I'm writing this review for any out of towners that may travel to SA to ride. Don't want you to make the trip here to ride 700 acres and be dissapointed. If you live in SA and want to explore then go for it.

Similar Products Used: MacAllister Park Tapatio Springs Comfort OP Schnabel Park
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monolito   Cross Country Rider [Jan 18, 2004]

great place to ride trails on the same side of the parking places are mostly single track but didnt make it to the other side of the bridge a whole lot i was wondering if it was worth to go back for that side wear glasses cause there are TONS of skinny branches over the trails that will poke your eyes

Similar Products Used: ride the leon creek greenbelt from bamberger park to the back of O P Schnabel you go under babcock and prue roads once past prue your in O P so go to the back and loop to the other sides of the bridges taht you didnt cross
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5
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3
Dave   Cross Country Rider [Jul 15, 2003]

I couldn't find these trails as decribed in the review from Trax (from Elko, NV, USA) on Oct 12 2002 - maybe it was always like this, but there were a bunch of no trespassing signs right where the supposed trailheads were supposed to be - it looked like the area was all plowed and ready to be developed or something...

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Bzzzt   [May 03, 1999]

these trails range from twisty, rooty, hard packed rolling singletrack along the creek to gravely fast singletrack away from the creek. Some rather technical sections to be had. If you can find them, there are four shoots that are wicked technical descents. Some good climbing and bmx syle jumps thrown in for good measure. Offers something for everyone. Watch for motorcycles. Trail is not public, so be courteous to neighbors around the trail system and please dont litter. i would hate for whom ever the owner is to decide to enforce no trespassing. bring plenty of water, none out there. couple of extra tubes, there are mesquite and cacti. tons of fun to explore and watch nature.Perhaps my personal favorite

Customer Service

make sure and do both sides of military drive, go under bridge as directions suggest. Just go. A huge maze of trails exist, fun for the whole day. Recently put in twenty miles out there with little repeated singletracks. Explore

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Ed Rivas   [May 10, 1999]

I was born and raised on this trail. It has never been to hard or to easy. You can find something to challenge you whatever your skill level. A little of everything; hard pack single track, a "bowl" section with BMX style humps where people jump higher than I care to try, gravel ridden climbs and descents (climbs and descents being relative, this is San Antonio). I've ridden at Macallister Park in San Antonio and the Barton Creek Green Belt in Austin, where I live now, and I sitll go back to 700 acres when I get the chance.

I'll echo the suggestion to bring extra water and tubes, I've had up to three flats on a ride, but usually only once every couple of rides. Watch out for snakes, spiders, ants, those big spike-y desert plants, thorny bushes, slippery roots, rocks, low tree branches, sunburn, the ebola virus, the Y2K bug, and a major stock market correction. huh?

Customer Service

Like the other guy says, go everywhere. Do both sides of Military. The longest ride I've put together there is about 16 miles. I really like the trails along the creek on both sides, smooth, fast, sometimes twisty, and some really fun shoots down and right back up.

Similar Products Used: People go to Macallister Park but I've found nothing to get to excited about.
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James   [Jun 22, 1999]

I am rather new to the sport but have ridden all the popular trails in San Antonio. These trails have the most variety and are some of the most fun trails I have found thus far. Though not very technical in most places, you can pick up a lot of speed and hit some nice BMX style jumps through out the area. Possible drawbacks would be: mesquitos, cactus, spiders and, motorcycle riders.

Customer Service

I like the trails closer to the creek personally. The upper trails are very rocky and more exposed to the sun which is a hazard in its own right during San Antonio Summers.

Similar Products Used: The most technical trails I have found in San Antonio would be behind O.P. Schnaple (SP?) Park in the creek. The actual park trails there get rather boring in a hurry.
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5
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Ron Gossen   [Nov 13, 1999]

Great trails, here's a true story (verified) that happened last week. Had a flat on "Never-Ending Trail." Sat to fix it and heard my buddy coming back to find me. Looked up to see two wild boars huffing down the trial toward me. I took off running through the brush, poppin' mesquite like a longhorn steer in rut.
Second time I've seen wild hogs there, but first time to get chased. Supposedly they don't chase people, maybe they were just confused, but 450 pounds of big, black, hogs behind one will stir-up the "fight or flight" syndrome.
Also, this is killer bee country. If attacked, keep going and try as many turns as possible. Maybe head for Salado Creek if on that part of the property.
Great place. It is private property, but the family that owns it has an unofficial "it's OK" attitude.
With so many cautions is it worth going? No, don't go there. Leave it to us.

Customer Service

Do the south portion, entered from crossing under SE Military Highway bridge.

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