McAllister is just an all around fun place to ride, if you have not ridden here, go ASAP. The trail has a terrific flow and is one of the best places in the San Antonio area to ride. There are trails for all skill levels, beginners can stick to the easier stuff, intermediate riders can tackle nearly everything on the trail (almost-there is some burly stuff), and advanced riders can push themselves as hard as they want on the huge drops and table top kickers.
Overall the trail is a twisty roller coaster of singletrack fun, full of jumps, a good portion of technical sections, drops, step ups, big tabletop kickers, steep ups, fun, fast downs, off camber descents, and everything else that makes mountain biking great. Don't let those things scare you off, the trail can be ridden in endless ways, so go out and explore, if you end up on a trail that is over your head, just seek out some easier stuff.
The trail can be a bit confusing at first, so bring someone that knows it to show you around, or just be nice to one of the regulars and tag along on their ride.
It takes McAllister a while to dry out after heavy rains, so give it a few days, it helps preserve the trail and ensures you will not have to quite the ride 10 minutes into it.
Enter from jones-maltsberger, and park in first lot on left. You'll see a big playground right next to it. Take the road back toward jones maltsberger, but just before you get there you'll see a trail crossing the road near speed bump. Turn left. When you get to a spot (less than 100 yards) where two sidewalks cross, cut 45 degrees to the right and you'll be on the trail. If that's too confusing just stay right.
I highly recommend looking at a park map.
This is a great ride for those starting out or for a quick hour and a half ride in the evening. During the day, most of the trail was in the shade through trees. Not a lot of hills.
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