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San Antonio Parks and
Recreation: McAllister Park
See white-tailed deer on the fringes of the woodlands while hearing songbirds hidden in the trees. Skirt
the edges of baseball diamonds and soccer fields, and strangely enough, at times, you'll seem almost
alone in this 986-acre park, San Antonio's largest and most popular. The trail is wheelchair accessible.
Distance: 2.7-mile loop
Approximate hiking time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy due to flat, wide, paved surface
Trail surface: Asphalt
Best seasons: Year-round
Other trail users: Dog walkers, bikers
Canine compatibility: Leashed dogs permitted
Land status: City park; San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
Fees and permits: None required
Schedule: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Maps: No maps available at the park. Maps are on the Web site
sapar/mcallistertrail.asp; USGS Longhorn
Trail contacts: McAllister Park, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio 78247;
(210) 207-8480
Finding the trailhead: In San Antonio, from I-410, drive 3.2 miles on US 281 to Bit-
ters Road. Turn east onto Bitters Road and go to the junction with Starcrest. Turn left
onto Starcrest and continue to Jones-Maltsberger Road. Turn left onto
Jones-Maltsberger and proceed 1 mile to the park entrance on the right, at 13102
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