San Antonio, TX

Olmos Basin Park and Neighborhood Run

This is our favorite park and neighborhood run in San Antonio. Olmos Basin Park is a hilly park with several trails and recreational fields. There are some paved paths and some more rugged trails leading to a historical marker at the Olmos Dam, which allowed for the renovation and restoration of the San Antonio River after the great flood  in the early 20th century. Our route starts with a section of the pleasant Alamo Heights neighborhood, which has pleasant, tree-lined streets, with attractive homes. Then take Olmos Dr. to the dam, continuing onto Park Dr. and into the park to enjoy some of the park’s trails — including two 100-foot climbs!

Add-Ons: Additional streets in Alamos Heights neighborhood and the adjacent Terrell Hills neighborhood. The Olmos Dam neighborhood, on the west side of the park, is even nicer!



  • 5.6 mile loop
  • Olmos Basin Park
  • 5 miles from downtown