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O. P. Schnabel Park: Leon
Creek Vista Trail
The Leon Creek Vista Trail is the premier hike within the park's 200 acres and nearly 5 miles of trails. It
passes through heavy cedar woods to reach the bluff overlooking Leon Creek and its valley. Many spe-
cies of birds call the park home. Sections of the trail are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Distance: 1.2-mile counterclockwise loop
Approximate hiking time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy due to paved trail
Trail surface: Asphalt, concrete
Best seasons: Year-round
Other trail users: Dog walkers, joggers, bikers
Canine compatibility: Leashed dogs permitted
Land status: City park; San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
Fees and permits: None required
Schedule: Dawn to dusk daily
Maps: No maps available; USGS Helotes
Trail contacts: San Antonio Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio
78283; (210) 207-3000;
Finding the trailhead: From northwest San Antonio, take I-410 west to the TX 16
exit (Bandera Road). Take the exit, head north for 4.5 miles to 9600 Bandera Rd., and
turn right onto the park road. Continue on the park entrance road past the YMCA facility
on the left. Turn left at the stop sign and then into the parking area by the pavilion. The
trailhead is on the northeast side of the parking lot. DeLorme: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer:
Page 157 H10. GPS: N 29 32.138' / W 98 38.440'
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