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    Looking for the best mountain biking in Texas? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Texas. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Mountain Biking Spots in and near Texas

    • Spicewood, Texas

      Camp at Pace Bend Park

      Pace Bend is a favorite camping and day use destination near Austin, Texas. The park is approximately 45 minutes West of Austin located off of Hwy 71 and offers visitors a wide range of recreational activities. There is an entrance fee of $10 per vehicle for Day Use only and $15 per vehicle for p...
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    • Plano, Texas

      Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Loop

      2.44 mi / 20 ft gain
      Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a free, fantastic get-away for a quick dose of the outdoors in the middle of the busy city. Safe and family-friendly, this preserve has a wide variety of visitors doing every type of activity, from jogging to mountain biking to drone flying. The playground sits nex...
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    • Galveston, Texas

      Explore Galveston Island State Park

      Galveston Island State Park is one of the several state parks in Texas offering coastline to the Gulf of Mexico. The park is good to visit during any time of the year, and offers several hiking, biking and paddling trails. In order to take advantage of the paddling trails you must bring your own ...
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    • Houston, Texas

      Hit the Trails at Memorial Park

      Memorial Park is a hub for Houstonians looking to escape that busy day-to-day urban rush. With a 3 mile running loop and 10 miles worth of multi-use trails to offer, the park does tend to get pretty busy, however it is rare that you would not be able to find parking on any given day.The best trai...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

      2.86 mi / 78 ft gain
      Park in the lot off of Lakewood Drive (see map) to access the trail. This trail is good for all skill levels and is dog-friendly. 
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    • New Waverly, Texas

      Camp at Huntsville State Park

      7 mi / 125 ft gain
      Note: The lake camping photo is of a Huntsville State Park sanctioned campsite.Huntsville State Park is located about an hour north of Houston off of I-45. As part of the Pineywoods region of Texas, pine trees dot the landscape in Huntsville. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife includi...
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    • Spicewood, Texas

      Hike through Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

      5.4 mi / 365 ft gain
      Spend all day wandering the endless fields of bluebonnets above the banks of the Colorado River in this hill country oasis. MuleshoeBend Recreation Area is just 50 minutes outside of Austin in Spicewood, TX. It has 540 acres of trails, camping, and picnic tables. The highlight of this park is the...
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    • Montgomery, Texas

      Camp at Kelly's Pond, Sam Houston National Forest

      Kelly's Pond is a primitive camping area off the beaten path with no potable water or electricity. There is an open grass area around the pond where tent camping is permitted-- as far as I am aware the spots are first-come, first-serve.Some perks of the location: Proximity to Lake Conroe allows f...
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    • Princeton, Texas

      Hike Sister Groves Trail

      7.6 mi / 50 ft gain
      The parking area contains ample parking, bathrooms and covered picnic tables. The clearly marked trail head sits to the south of the circular parking area and welcomes hikers, trail-runners, mountain bikers, and dogs. The trail is a 7 mile loop that consists of 4 smaller trails that are clearly...
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    • Cedar Park, Texas

      Hike the Brushy Creek Regional Trail

      6.5 mi / 85 ft gain
      Park in the big lot off E Little Elm Trail Road (see map) to access the trailhead. Trail is accessible year round and is dog-friendly. 
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    • San Marcos, Texas

      Purgatory Creek Natural Area Loop

      7.77 mi / 568 ft gain
      Park in the dirt lot off of Hunter Road (see map) to access the trail. Trail is open year round and is dog-friendly. 
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    • Zavalla, Texas

      Sawmill Trail

      4.3 mi / 371 ft gain
      Park in the circle in the Boykin Springs Recreation Area (see map) to access the trail. This is a dog-friendly trail that doesn't get crowded.
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    • McKinney, Texas

      Mountain Bike at Erwin Park

      8.25 mi / 40 ft gain
      Erwin Park is a single-track loop system designed for mountain biking which has drawn interest from trail runners and hikers, as there are tight turns, fast downhills, and technical sections of stacked logs.There are numerous parking lots for different entry points into the trail system. At the m...
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    • San Antonio, Texas

      Bike the Salado Creek Trail System

      7 mi
      This beautiful bike trail exists in the middle of San Antonio,  and is an offshoot of the Salado Creek Greenway. You can start this trail past the electrical tower at the north end of the greenway. Park your car on Huber Rd (there are plenty of offices and shops you can park at, though you may ha...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Mayfield Park Lake Trail

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Mayfield Nature Preserve is a 21-acre park located just west of downtown Austin, Texas. This nature preserve is unique from all other parks in Austin in that it that features free-roaming peacocks. It's a beautiful park full of beautiful nature and the trail leads down near the lake. The trail is...
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    • Georgetown, Texas

      Hike the San Gabriel River Trail

      7.6 mi / 498 ft gain
      The San Gabriel River trailhead is found within Cedar Breaks Park, just northeast of Georgetown, Texas. The trail is a 7.6 mile moderate out-and-back trail. The trail is heavily trafficked and even more so on weekends. There are several inclines and declines, but nothing too significant. The trai...
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