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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

    • Burnet, Texas

      Hike the Inks Lake State Park Trail

      4.0
      4.7 mi / 347 ft gain
      The Inks Lake State Park Trail is a 4.7 mile loop trail located within Inks Lake State Park, just outside of Burnet, Texas. Only a small portion of the trail follows the lake, then it veers off through the rocky and hilly terrain of the Texas Hill Country. The trail is only partially shaded at ti...
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    • Comfort, Texas

      Camp & Mountain Bike at Flat Rock Ranch

      5.0
      About 45 miles northwest of San Antonio is Flat Rock Ranch. The ranch has 1300 rugged acres that have been in the same family for over 100 years. They raise Black Angus cattle and Angora goats, in addition to building a 27 mile, single track trail system with a few double track trails as well. Th...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

      3.0
      3.23 mi / 141 ft gain
      This hike is about 3.2 miles in total and is an out-and-back trail found within the Barton Creek Greenbelt stretch. The trail follows along the Barton Creek and is popularly known for the two major waterfalls it entails: Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls, which are very popular swimming destinations...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Western Oaks Trail

      1.74 mi / 49 ft gain
      The Western Oaks Trail is a 1.7 mile trail located in the Legend Oaks neighborhood in Southwest Austin, Texas. The trail is looping however there are several interconnecting trails which can shorten or lengthen the duration of the hike. The trail is mostly flat and made of crushed gravel. It is p...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Shoal Creek Greenbelt Trail

      5.0
      4.99 mi / 351 ft gain
      The Shoal Creek trail is located along the Shoal Creek Greenbelt which stretches the length of central/downtown Austin. It is a 5-mile loop trail following along Shoal Creek. Much of the trail runs through residential area. And though it runs parallel to a creek, itis a city trail and not ideal f...
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    • Liberty Hill, Texas

      Hike the Good Water Trail

      5.0
      12.6 mi / 1270 ft gain
      The Good Water Trail which is part of the larger Good Water Loop, is a 12.6 mile point-to-point hike. This trail is heavily trafficked by both hikers and mountain bikers alike. It's a great trail for scenic views, nature, and wildlife. Please be advised that the trail is severely rocky and uneven...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Great Hills Park Trail

      2.31 mi / 127 ft gain
      The Great Hills Park trail is a 2.3 mile point-to-point nature trail found within the Great Hills neighborhood of Northwest Austin. The trail is perfect for cycling, hiking, or just for taking a regular walk. The hike features a multitude of wildlife and is primarily shaded. There are several bat...
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    • San Antonio, Texas

      Hike Missions San Jose-San Juan

      5.0
      6.52 mi / 190 ft gain
      The Missions San Jose-San Juan trail is used for hiking and mountain biking, and is accessible year-round. Dogs are allowed on trail but must be kept on leash. Please avoid these trails at night due to the remoteness of certain areas on the trail.
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    • Harker Heights, Texas

      Dana Peak Park Loop

      3.0
      8 mi / 705 ft gain
      This trail is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and trail runners. The trail is open year-round, but is best travelled from October through April. Dogs are allowed on this trail but should be kept on leash. The peak offers scenic views of central Texas. You can park inside or o...
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    • Waco, Texas

      Hike Cameron Park

      4.5
      7.2 mi / 639 ft gain
      Cameron Park is shared by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and dog walkers. You can also fish and canoe in the park. The trail system offers scenic views of the surrounding landscape and is a great place to see wildflowers and wildlife.  There are restrooms, water fountai...
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    • Johnson City, Texas

      Hike the Wolf Mountain Trail

      7.4 mi / 416 ft gain
      The Wolf Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile loop hike within Pedernales Falls State Park, right outside of Johnson City, Texas. The trail is pretty wide and great for all sorts of exercising and social distancing. The trail is relatively moderate and well maintained. There is little shade but it is st...
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    • San Antonio, Texas

      Government Canyon Loop

      12.73 mi / 1240 ft gain
      The Government Loop is a ~12.75 mile trail that is great for intermediate-advanced hikers who want a longer loop. The trail winds through a beautiful forest and is shared with mountain bikers and trail runners. The trail is open year-round and allows dogs. 
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike Onion Creek And Homestead Trail Loop

      5.0
      6.5 mi / 387 ft gain
      The Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile loop hike within McKinney Falls State Park, just outside of Austin city limits. The trail is long however pretty beginner level as there are not many inclines. The trail features two waterfalls: the Upper and Lower falls which are popular swi...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Bull Creek South to North

      3.67 mi / 335 ft gain
      The Bull Creek Trail is an Out-and-Back trail along Bull Creek; it's a pretty beginner to intermediate hike. The trail follows along Bull Creek which runs between the hills of the Austin Hill Country. There are several waterfalls which can be found along the creek. The trail has multiple access p...
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    • Travis County, Texas

      Hike Violet Crown Trail: Zilker to 360 Trailhead

      3.0
      3.7 mi / 282 ft gain
      The Violet Crown Trail: Zilker to 360 is 3.7 mile out-and-back stretch through the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The trail begins in Zilker Park and follows Barton Creek all the way south to Loop 360. Parking can be found at Zilker Park. Though on weekends and during the summer time, the park is usuall...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Little Fern Trail

      0.5 mi / 140 ft gain
      The Little Fern Trail is a 1.9 mile out-and-back hike that is a part of the River Place Nature Trail. It is perfect for hiking, walking, running, and biking. The trail is open for use year-round and is easy to follow, with lots of small, side waterfalls and lush greenery scattered along. The tree...
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