Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System
The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System (Greenway) is a growing network of approximately 65 miles of developed multi-use and accessible trails. The Greenway trails wind through natural landscapes along many of San Antonio’s waterways including:
Westside Creeks (Apache, Alazan, Martinez, San Pedro, and Zarzamora)
and Tributary Creeks (Huesta Creek and Culebra Creek)
Hiking and biking along the Greenway trails are great ways to get fit and enjoy the outdoors. There are over 40 major trailheads and neighborhood connections to access the trail system around the city. The three major segments of the Greenway are the Leon Creek Greenway, the Salado Creek Greenway, and the Medina River Greenway each offering several miles of uninterrupted trails. In addition, the Greenway trails connect dozens of local parks and consist of approximately 1,450 acres of creek-side open space and natural areas.
The idea to build the Greenways was spearheaded by former Mayor Howard W. Peak. His dream was to build a "ring” of hike and bike trails along creeks around the City of San Antonio. This idea quickly became a shared vision among city leaders.
Funding for the Greenways was first approved by voters in 2000, followed by three subsequent elections, to use 1/8 cent from local sales tax revenue to develop the trails. Current funding is being used to expand the trail system and to enhance the existing trails.
"I love roller skating Leon Creek Greenway while my husband bikes alongside me. The trails are paved and kept in good condition, the animal and plant life is amazingly beautiful and the people we meet out there are super friendly! One day I wanted to see how many people on that trail would give a high five to a stranger. The answer was everybody!" --Trail enthusiast Celeste Frausto