This trail is a favorite of a friend and me. This trail is very very rocky (the trail is fairly wide, and the terrain is lots of rock and a little dirt and grass. This trail goes by quick if you take the fast way, and that is a shortcut into Emerald Forest. If you hit Emerald Forest, do to the highway and take the bike lane back to Laural Ridge. The long way is if you go up onto the single track through the grass about halfway through the trail. This single track takes you to the front of Emerald Forest and by the highway. Come back into Emerald Forest on the sidewalk past the gate, and make sure to wave to the security gurad (he is cool)! Go around back to the trail. That is where there are rocks around the trail, so jump those if you dare (they are big rocks). Have fun on this trail.
How to get there:
This trail starts in the neighborhood Redland Woods, in San Antonio, Texas. Redland Woods is on the north side of town, off of Redland Road. To access Redland Road, you can come from loop 1604 or off of highway 281. To access from 1604, exit at the Redland Road exit. Redland Road has 2 exits on 1604. Off of 1604 from the east, exit at the Redland Road exit and make a left turn on Redland Road. Continue straight until you see the neighborhood Redland Woods. Make a right turn into Redland Woods and procede down Gold Canyon to the first stop sign. Make a right on Corperate Woods, and drive until you see the hospital Laurel Ridge. Park at Laurel Ridge and get on your bike. Backtrack until you see huge telephone poles. Off of 1604 from the west, exit at the Redland Road exit. Continue until you see a sign for Laurel Ridge Hospital (this should be the first right turn). Make a right at the sign, and park in the Laurel Ridge parking lot. Hop on your bike and continue straight down the road, away from the hospital. When you see huge telephone poles, hop onto the sidewalk (on the right) and procede down the bike trail. Coming north on highway 281, exit at Redland Road. There is no big signs for it, but a little blue one instead. Drive into the turnoff lane, and make a right onto Redland Road. Continue until you see the neighborhood Redland Woods on the left. Turn here on Gold Canyon and procede to the first stop sign. Make a right on Corperate Woods, and drive until you see the hospital Laurel Ridge. Park at Laurel Ridge and get on your bike. Backtrack until you see huge telephone poles.