Photo of a Salado Creek Greenway map

Click to enlarge this map of the Salado Creek Greenway.

The Salado Creek Greenway from Loop 410’s Robert L.B. Tobin Park to Lady Bird Johnson Park is a wonderful 3-mile round trip walk, jog or bicycle ride along a wide concrete trail.

This piece of the greenway actually begins on the north side of Loop 410 at Los Patios, but the folks at Los Patios don’t want you parking in their lot. You’ll be towed if you do. So, the safe thing to do is to park for free in the Tobin parking lot–south of Loop 410 in between Harry Wurzbach and Starcrest–then walk, jog or bike under the loop. When you’re standing in the Tobin lot facing Loop 410, head diagonally to your left. You may click each of the photos below to enlarge them.

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Ride, jog or walk from the Loop 410 parking lot toward Lady Bird Johnson and McAllister parks.

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The trail under Loop 410 no longer requires bushwhacking.

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Trail underneath Loop 410.

Photo of access road between Starcrest and Harry Wurzbach.

Cross access road between Starcrest and Harry Wurzbach. Don’t get run over!

Photo of Salado Creek Greenway entrance on Loop 410.

Salado Creek Greenway entrance on Loop 410

Photo of Salado Creek Greenway Trail between Loop 410 and Lady Bird Johnson Park

Salado Creek Greenway Trail between Loop 410 and Lady Bird Johnson Park

Photo of Live Oak trees along the trail.

Live Oak trees along the trail

Photo of fall color (leaves) in winter.

Fall color in winter!

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More beautiful live oaks.

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Deer posing as cactus. Click to enlarge photo.

Photo of the sign along the trail with distances.

Sign along the trail spells out distances.

Sign with information on Lady Bird Johnson.

Click to enlarge for information on Lady Bird Johnson.

Photo of sign with Then and Now information on Salado Creek Greenway.

Click to enlarge Then and Now information about Salado Creek Greenway.

Photo of sign with Salado Creek Greenway Native Habitat information.

Click to enlarge for information on Salado Creek Greenway Native Habitat.

Photo of Skateboard Park at Lady Bird Johnson Park.

Skateboard Park at Lady Bird Johnson Park

Photo of skateboarders at Lady Bird Johnson Park.

Skateboarders at Lady Bird Johnson Park

If you’ve never seen skateboarders in action, the Skateboard Park in Lady Bird Johnson Park is the perfect place to witness what they’re all about. Plus, watching them is a nice break before you return to the trail to walk back to Loop 410 (1.5 miles) or continue onward to McAllister Park (another 2.4 miles). The round trip distance between Loop 410 and McAllister Park is 7.8 miles. We met a gentleman along the trail who said he does the almost 8-mile loop on a regular basis.

My husband and I opted to return to Loop 410 as it was getting close to lunch. We dashed over to The Barbecue Station to pick up some sliced brisket to go. Perfect ending to a perfect day!

By the way, check out two more posts I did on the Salado Creek Greenway, from the Robert L.B.Tobin Park to the Oakwell Trailhead and from McAllister Park to Lady Bird Johnson Park.