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Medina River Park: El Camino
and Rio Medina Trails
This is a nature and river lovers' park. Start on the El Camino Trail, a concrete, wheelchair-accessible
path that goes to an overlook on the Medina River. Pick up the Rio Medina Trail and follow the river
through the natural area. The riparian area features large cottonwoods, native pecans, and bald cypress
trees. All the ingredients for a natural area are here, including a river, wild hogs, maybe a snake, poison
ivy, wildflowers, and many colorful birds, lizards, and butterflies. The park is a great place to kick back
and enjoy.
Distance: 3-mile lollipop loop
Approximate hiking time: 1.75 hours
Difficulty: Easy due to small paved section
Trail surface: Concrete; dirt path
Best seasons: Sept through June
Other trail users: Joggers
Canine compatibility: Dogs not permitted
Land status: San Antonio natural area park; San Antonio Parks and Recreation Depart-
Fees and permits: No fees or permits required
Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to sundown daily; closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Maps: A trail map is available in the park office. A map may be printed from
Trail contacts: Medina River Park, 15890 Highway 16 South, San Antonio 78264; (210)
Finding the trailhead: From San Antonio's I-410, drive 4.2 miles south on TX 16.
The park entrance is on the left (east) side just before the Medina River bridge. The
trailhead is at the start of a wide, wheelchair-accessible concrete walk, about 90 yards
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