Walk through residential areas established in the 1950's, and a half-mile walking trail
| || |
Shearer Hills/Ridgeview Historic Neighborhood Walk
Year Round Walk
SN: 122160 - 2023 / Y3156
From Sun, Jan 1st, 2023 to Dec 31st, 2023
Start times: Dawn to Dusk
Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB) only
San Antonio, Texas
WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.
CC: Bexar County
The 6K route will wind through the mid-century modern streets of Shearer Hills and includes a half-mile walking trail on the edge of the Olmos Basin and a hilltop view toward downtown San Antonio and the other way to Loop 410. The 10K will include all of the above and some streets in the more modest Ridgeview neighborhood, along with a retail-office development which includes the Whataburger headquarters and the site of a gym that back in the day, used to attract San Antonio’s rich, famous, and powerful. This route also visits an area where a number of homes had to be bought out and torn down for a drainage project following a flood. Another nearby street experienced a damaging tornado. The Ridgeview and Shearer Hills neighborhoods were developed in the 1950s in response to the high demand for single-family homes as World War II veterans were getting married and starting families. San Pedro Avenue was designated as U.S. 281 at the time, before most of the freeways existed, and commercial businesses such as the El Montan Motor Hotel were built along it. The neighborhoods were more automobile-oriented than earlier-built ones, with more curvy streets and driveways and garages at each house. Shearer Hills was laid out by a prominent developer, H.J. Shearer, who named many of the streets after his daughter’s friends. The Shearer Hills/Ridgeview Neighborhood Association represents more than 5,000 homes in the two neighborhoods and works with the city, county, and elected representatives on various safety and quality-of-life issues.
Rating: 2A, Distance: 5, 10km
Walk starts at the Shearer Hills/Ridgeview Walking trail - Olmos Park, 101 Jackson-Keller Rd., San Antonio, Tx 78216. There is a parking lot at the trail park, and a restroom immediately across the street, Jackson Keller Rd. from the parking lot at the San Antonio Farmers Market.
Awards: IVV CREDIT ONLY
OSB - First register for the event
The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page or the maps phrase below, if provided by the club. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Maps phrase and directions link
Click "GO" to bring up the directions on Google maps to the event starting point.
Shearer Hills Ridgeview Walking Trail Olmos Basin San Antonio
The above maps phrase is only provided for planning purposes. The downloaded event directions provide detailed directions to the starting point and possible alternate start point locations. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL START BOX AT THIS LOCATION.
San Antonio Pathfinders (AVA-0088)
Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.