McAllister Park - Trail, San Antonio, Texas

McAllister Park - Trail, San Antonio, Texas

DESCRIPTION

multiple trails directions that add to aprox. 15miles of fast twisty singletrack with some surprise technical sections.all this in the middle of san antonio,tx

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 16, 2013]
paul
Racer

I was fortunate to do a night ride of this area with a friend that lives in the area of the park and knows it well. I would highly recommend this trail to anyone that likes velvet single track. It is super hard packed and flows very well. There is no one direction on this trail and you are able to link one trail to another. I can although see how riding it during the day can be somewhat dangerous being that there are so many blind turns and its fast... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND riding it at night. No epic ride here but super fun being that i am from el paso texas and all we have is technical rocky trail, it was nice to ride velvet trail.

Customer Service

Not much there so ride it all

Similar Products Used:

walnut creek, austin,tx

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 20, 2013]
terry cx
Downhiller

BIKER GOING WRONG WAY ON BLUE RUN HITS ME! Outer loop (6.4 mile blue run). An out-of-control biker crashed into me and my friend this weekend. It was Horrible! After getting up of off the ground, I asked "why are you riding towards the back of the mile markers" (he was facing the back of the signs...flying down the hill clockwise)???" He crashed into us coming from behind (not facing) the blue 3 mile sign marker. Its on the small hill of blue outer run by the baseball area. He said he goes both ways...and "who the *uck cares" which way is which. I said "if you can read the front of the posted mile marker signs (riding your bike counter clockwise w/ your right shoulder always facing to the outside of the clock/loop)...Then you are going the right way, safe way to ride the bike trial. I told him if the mile markers signs are NOT facing you, or you can't read them, then you are going the WRONG WAY! He gave us a dirty look...No sorry, nothing else, with his head phones blaring, he said "who *ucking cares which way is what"! Then took off! We were in shock! My bike front rim was bent. My knee was bleeding. A few seconds later, another biker coming from our direction. She, asked us if we needed help. We briefly to her what happened. She said, that the guy almost hit her a few yards back on the trail! My friend and i walked my bike back to our car near the front entrance lot. I've been riding this trail for over 2yrs.

Customer Service

I RIDE COUNTER CLOCKWISE. I SEE THE MILE MARKERS PAINTED ON SIGNS FACING FORWARD (MILE 1, MILE 2, VISTA, WATCH FOR RABBITS :). I AM SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE...MOST OF COURTEOUS OF OTHERS, I USE MY HORN. For years, I have asked several riders and friends with all agreement...face the signs. The signs (mile markers) are posted that way for the BLUE RUN for a reason! It's a bit harder on red and other areas...but come on people, they are there too) Someone is going to get (or maybe has already) Seriously hurt. It's very sad and just so irresponsible for riding going the wrong way. For what? If your bored or just ignorant of others safety, please go to a remote area. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT BEING RESPECTABLE AND SAFE AND JUST PLAIN FAIR! This is a fun place when safe and being cool. NOTE! Walkers, runners and hikers... please go clockwise/your right side shoulders facing into the middle of loop. Run so you are looking at the back of the signs (mile markers). It is just like walking against traffic on the street. It's safe! It's the right thing! This way you will see bikes coming. If you need signs to help direct you...just turn you head at each point you pass, and count the miles that way. Why risk you, kids and your dogs? It could be so easy....so safe for everyone. Plus Bikers get HORNS>BELLS!! Warn people ahead of time. God I hope someone never gets seriously hurt... If they do bikers,they will shut down bikes...there's no other place to ride near SA. Please Help!

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 25, 2009]
xDaBombx
Weekend Warrior

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
I tried to follow what I found out later were XC racers in training, not an easy thing to do. I would suggest find a pack of locals and ask to follow them. The first group of locals I asked to ride with Nicole, her boyfriend (he was on his new trick bike and showed me some awesome jumps you rule dude!) and two other guys. We rode up and down twisty trails with loose rocks everywhere with some steep hills for miles. They went to lunch and I still needed more. So I ended up going in circles again until I meet three guys trying to see who could jump the farthest. Just like the first group of riders awesome people. They took me on trails and fast was the only option. These guys are jumping speed demons. It was great I learned some new skills watching these guys. Nick, his crew all on Haro's and Nicole her boyfriend with friends thank you all so much for showing me what McAllister has to offer. I need to get on these trails again.
If it's your first time at McAllister you will have fun but if you hookup with locals that are cool it's a blast.

Customer Service

Find some locals to follow.

Similar Products Used:

Locals say OP and Goverment.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 22, 2008]
MntBkr
Weekend Warrior

I was visiting the area and added this trail to my "Tour of San Antonio". This trail caters to the Cross-country rider, racer and beginner rider from beginning to end. There are some technical sections, but it is mostly flat with just enough elevation gains to make it a good workout.
It was fun hitting the flat sections and tearing it up down the trail, but I was lucky there weren't a lot of people riding/hiking on a Tuesday morning.
Great racing trail that I definitely would recommend riding once while in San Antonio. Probably not worth making a road trip just for this trail, but great for the locals. Well marked with the main Blue and red routes.

Customer Service

I road the Blue route, the red route and then I reversed part of the blue route for a 14 mile ride.

Similar Products Used:

OP Schnabel
Government Canyon

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 26, 2007]
pangster
Cross Country Rider

this is a fast single track trail. there's over 15 miles of trails aside from what's marked by the park. i've got a good time trial loop which includes three loops that are not part of the park. i absolutely love this trail!!! it's in the city and minutes from both my home and work. there are downhillers, bmx riders, and cross country riders out there. do watch out for the runners. there are some parts which can be a litte scary for beginners.

Customer Service

i usually come in by jones maltsbergers and start by the soccer fields. another good trail head is by the dog park.

Similar Products Used:

OP..."best trail in the city with lots of climbing and intermediate areas. "
flat rock ranch

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 23, 2007]
flip180
Cross Country Rider

I was in San Antinio this last weekend with my wife visiting her family and decided to bring my bike along. I hooked up with a couple of riders in the parking lot that work at the local Performance Bike store and was invited to ride along. The trail mimics my home trail in alot in terms of layout but there was what I felt to be alot more technical areas. Some of the climbs here are more drawn out and more techinal due to rock gardens, roots and tight turns while climbing. These same aspect also made the descents more challenging but dooable and fun. Most of the flats were fun fast twisty single track with the occasional stretch of rock gardens thrown in lasting anywhere from ten yards to what felt like two hundred yards. We rode thirteen miles overall. Considering riding this trail for the first time while riding a hardtail and falling once in thirteen miles, I feel this is a great trail for any level of rider. San Antonio is lucky to have an easily accessible urban trail like this one.

Flip.

Customer Service

I don't have a clue. I just followed the guy in front of me.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 30, 2005]
byrddog33
Cross Country Rider

McAllister is mostly single track with different terrain ranging from hardpack, to sandy, to rocky, all of it fun. Some areas are very flat but twisty singletrack under a fairly dense canopy of scrub oaks. I rode there for 3 days, and on the first day, These are the only trials I could find. The second day I found the Airport loop, and the little area above the baseball fields that the Airport loop drops you out on. The airport loop starts out with a nice long and easy climb, followed by a nice long easy downhill section. This section is a little wider than singletrack, but not quite fire road size, with very little shade It travels fast, as all of the trails in the area do, aside from the "Armadillo Trails". The trails for the most part are not very technical, but if you go fast, as I like to, then they get more difficult, some of the little oak trees sneak out there and grab you when you aren't looking and the gravel can get pretty loose in the turns. Over above the baseball fields, the riding gets pretty interesting. There are a couple of 12' drops if you like that sort of thing, and some fun dirt jumps. There are also some short steep rocky climbs/descents that are a blast. The trails are very pretty and there is tons of wildlife. I rode three consecutive days there, and saw 44 deer, 6 turkeys, and a handful of rabbits. Which, coming from an urban area such as Houston, is a big change. Another thing I noticed is how few riders there were. I barley saw anyone on the trials, granted I was riding on pretty early on a week day, but in Houston, anytime you ride there are tons of people out. The only disappointment I had was that the trails weren't as hilly as I was expecting. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but for the most part they were pretty flat. You guys in SA are lucky to have a trail system that you can pound out 20 miles and see such a wide verity of trails and scenery and so few riders. As an earlier reviewer said, there is something here for everyone. If you find yourself in San Antonio I highly recommend getting out there.

Customer Service

I like the Airport loop just above the Soccer Fields and the twisty section above the baseball fields.

Similar Products Used:

This is the only one I have given a try.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 07, 2005]
roadrunner1
Racer

Mac is definitely a great place to ride. It is probably one of the easiest trail systems in SA because there aren't many climbs or technical areas. I'm not saying there isn't any climbs and any technical areas. Just not many. It's mostly smooth single track with nice tight switchbacks. You can fly thru most of this trail system. However, take caution on some of the switchbacks. It's easy to get up some serious speed and just as easy to wash out and slam into a tree at 20mph. Mac is worth you're trip. Who climbs in they're granny gear? Mash it in the BIG RING!

Customer Service

Just grab a trail and go explore! Have fun!

Similar Products Used:

OP Schnabel Tapatio Springs Comfort Kelly Creek (Kerrville) 700 acres- don't waste you're time. It's more of a myth now.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 26, 2004]
frank_painter
Cross Country Rider

Ok all you Hard Core technical junkies will probably get bored on this trail, however I consider myself a technical junkie and I love this trail. It's fast, well maintained, and contains a little bit of every trail condition possible, from fast single track to granny gear climbs. Good place to train due to the 19+ mile loop availible. This is definately the best mtb trail in the greater San Antonio area regardless of what anybody else says considering I've been riding out there for 5 years.

Customer Service

Start at the trailhead by Pavillion 1.

Similar Products Used:

700 acres, madrone trail, rocky hill ranch, flat rock ranch

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 24, 2004]
monolito
Cross Country Rider

used to hate the park and labeled it as too easy but on jan 23 i went there at like 4 45 just to get a quick ride in and found that someone is doing some major trail improvements. i noticed some red and white trail markers that are very visible and also i ran across an 8 ft drop with a wooden plank to set you out. ran across a flat so had to pack it up excited to see what other improvements are about to be done

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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