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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

    • Austin, Texas

      Three Falls Hike

      7.35 mi / 600 ft gain
      The Three Falls Hike is a 7.35 mile out and back hike located in the Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin, Texas. The hike is heavily trafficked. The trail takes you past three waterfalls, which during the summer time serve as extremely popular swimming holes. Please note that the flow of the waterf...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Homestead Trail

      4.0
      3.1 mi / 157 ft gain
      The Homestead Loop hike is a 3.1 mile loop featuring the Lower Falls of McKinney Falls State Park. The hike is pretty intermediate and is mostly shaded. There are not many inclines. It is both dog- and kid-friendly. The trail does cross small streams, so be weary to bring water shoes/sandals.  Th...
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    • Fort Worth, Texas

      Hike the Dam Drop Loop

      4.0
      2.5 mi / 223 ft gain
      Starting at the parking lot at the top of the hill there are great views of the lake. As you descend on the criss-crossing trails, be careful of crumbling rocks. At the bottom of the park which borders the river just below the dam, you will find waterfalls and a pool.Trails are not well marked, s...
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    • Georgetown, Texas

      Hike Good Water Trail Loop From Cedar Breaks

      10.1 mi / 688 ft gain
      The Good Water Trail Loop from Cedar Breaks is a 10.1 mile loop hike that begins within Cedar Breaks Park, just northeast of Georgetown, Texas. The trail is heavily trafficked and even more so on weekends. There are several inclines and declines, but nothing too significant. The trail has rough t...
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    • San Marcos, Texas

      Hike the Spring Lake Preserve Loop

      4.31 mi / 380 ft gain
      The Spring Lake Preserve Trail is a 4.3 mile loop trail located within the The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment in San Marcos, Texas. The hike offers beautiful and scenic lake views. It's perfect for families and those of all ages. There are a wide variety of nature and wildlife spott...
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    • San Marcos, Texas

      Hike the Ringtail Ridge Trail

      4.0
      1.93 mi / 91 ft gain
      This trail is shared by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and dog walkers. The trail is open for use year round, featuring beautiful wildflowers in the spring.  The trail can be slightly hard to spot - a good place to park is next to a church off Old Hwy 80, and a spur trail will take you t...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Turkey Creek Trail

      2.72 mi / 259 ft gain
      Turkey Creek trail is a 2.7 mile out-and-back hike located within Emma Long Metropolitan Park in Northwest Austin, Texas. This trail is perfect for cycling, running, walking, and general exercise. The trail is made of dirt with few inclines. Please note, however, at the beginning of the trail the...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Take a Stroll on the Dick Nichols Park Trail

      1.09 mi / 16 ft gain
      The Dick Nichols Park Trail is a 1 mile loop neighborhood park trail located in Southwest Austin. The trail is completely flat and is entirely paved. It circles the park and is equally shaded and exposed. It's very kid-friendly and perfect for walking the dog, biking, trail running, hiking, and e...
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    • New Caney, Texas

      Peach Creek Loop

      4.0
      1.79 mi / 95 ft gain
      This hike is enjoyable for anyone. The trails are open for use year round and are shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. Parking is available off of Nature Center Rd. Avoid after heavy rains as trails may be damaged due to flooding. 
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike Lost Trail

      1.5 mi / 52 ft gain
      Lost Trail is a 1.3 mile loop hike through the Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt in northwest Austin, Texas. The trail features a beautiful waterfall, an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers, several benches, and many beautiful scenes. During the wet season, the creek fills up and flows very nicely. T...
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    • Austin, Texas

      St. Edwards Green and Red Loop

      2.8 mi / 328 ft gain
      St. Edwards Green and Red Loop is a 2.7 mile loop hike located in northwest, Austin, Texas. The trail is heavily trafficked, but has a great nature scene, including a multitude of bird species and wildflowers. Bull creek flows through the trail, creating a waterfall at one point which makes for a...
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    • Georgetown, Texas

      Hike San Gabriel River From Blue Hole

      10.4 mi / 380 ft gain
      San Gabriel River from Blue Hole is a 10.4 mile out and back hike that follows along the North San Gabriel River in Georgetown, Texas. The trail is moderately trafficked. A large majority of the trail is paved, shaded, and well-maintained. It provides beautiful views of the river with an abundan...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike Walnut Creek Metro Loop

      4.0
      8.8 mi / 534 ft gain
      Walnut Creek Metro Loop is an 8.8 mile loop hike located within Walnut Creek Metro Park in north Austin, Texas. The trail is moderately hiked and relatively easy. It's great for walking/running/cycling. There are many smaller trails that connect portions of the main loop and it's easy to get conf...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike Barton Greenbelt Trail Via Barton Creek Plaza

      6.6 mi / 380 ft gain
      The Barton Greenbelt Trail via Barton Creek Plaza is a 6.6 mile out-and-back hike located within the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This trail follows along the creek and features a couple prominent waterfalls that also serve as popular swimming holes in the summer months. Depending on the rainfall for ...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike the Violet Crown Trail: 360 to 290 Trailhead

      1.8 mi / 239 ft gain
      The Violet Crown Trail: 360 Trailhead to 290 trail is a 1.8 mile point-to-point hike that stretches from Loop 360 to Highway 290. Only a portion of the trail follows alongside Barton Creek before heading south towards HWY 290 while the creek veers off to the west. Dogs are more than welcome as lo...
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike Mary Moore Searight Park Trail

      2.1 mi / 65 ft gain
      The outer loop trail at Mary Moore Searight park is 2.1 miles and is interconnected by several smaller trails, which can be used to shorten the length of the hike. The trail is relatively easy with very few inclines and declines. The trail is mostly very thin crushed gravel and great for an easy ...
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