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McAllister Park

Average Rating:    (3.23 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 39

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
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Latitude
29.560765948888328
Longitude
-98.4568977355957
Trail Directions
jones maltsberger(between thouseand oaks and bitter.or from wetmore,turn on bitters.
Trail Length
15+ miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
San Antonio
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Review Date
November 16, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: paul ,  Racer

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Not much there so ride it all

Other recommended trails in the same area:
walnut creek, austin,tx



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Review Date
March 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: terry cx ,  Downhiller

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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!



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Review Date
January 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: xDaBombx ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Find some locals to follow.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Locals say OP and Goverment.



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Review Date
June 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: MntBkr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
OP Schnabel
Government Canyon



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Review Date
December 26, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: pangster ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
OP..."best trail in the city with lots of climbing and intermediate areas. "
flat rock ranch



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