Crownridge Canyon Natural
Area: Red Oak Trail
Red Oak Trail winds through a forested area in this 207-acre park. It crosses a bridge overlooking Red
Oak Canyon and then completes the loop back at the trailhead. Along the trail's edge, interpretive mark-
ers that identify flora add interest to the hike.
Distance: 1.3-mile clockwise loop
Approximate hiking time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy due to paved, shaded trail
Trail surface: Stabilized concrete road mix
Best seasons: Year-round
Other trail users: Bird-watchers
Canine compatibility: Dogs not permitted
Land status: San Antonio natural area park; San Antonio Parks and Recreation Depart-
Fees and permits: None required
Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to sunset daily; closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Maps: Trail maps are available on the Web site www.sannaturalareas.org; USGS Helotes
Trail contacts: Friedrich Wilderness Park, 21395 Milsa Rd., San Antonio 78256; (210)
564-6400. Note: Friedrich is headquarters for natural areas.
Special considerations: Bicycles not allowed
Finding the trailhead: From northwest San Antonio, take I-10 west about 0.5 mile
past Loop 1604. Then take exit 554 for Camp Bullis Road. Stay on the access road and
go about 2 miles and take a left, going under I-10 onto Camp Bullis Road, heading west.
Proceed 1.6 miles to Luskey Boulevard, turn right, and follow to 7222 Luskey Blvd.
Then turn right into the entrance of Crownridge. The trailhead is adjacent to the parking