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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

    • Johnson City, Texas

      Hike Wolf Mountain And Juniper Ridge Trail Loop

      11.2 mi / 472 ft gain
      Wolf Mountain and Juniper Ridge Trail Loop is a 11.2 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 littl...
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    • New Waverly, Texas

      Chinquapin Loop Trail

      5.0
      6.7 mi / 400 ft gain
      Chinquapin Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New Waverly, TX.
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    • Austin, Texas

      Hike Hill of Life Hiking Trail

      4.5
      3.1 mi / 328 ft gain
      The Hill of Life hiking trail is an out-and-back hiking trail around 3 miles long total. Parking is parallel parking on the street and can be found in the neighborhood where the trailhead is located. The trail begins with a half mile descent down a very rocky and gravel-ridden trail. The descent ...
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    • Cypress, Texas

      Hike Cypress Creek Trail

      2.3 mi / 36 ft gain
      This trail is great for all skill levels and a number of different activities like walking, hiking, running, and bird watching. The trail itself is partially paved, but has access to more wooded, grassy, and dirt areas too. Be on the lookout for both wildlife and wildflowers along the way. To a...
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    • Lakeway, Texas

      Hike Hamilton Greenbelt

      5.1 mi / 374 ft gain
      The Hamilton Greenbelt is a 5.1 mile out-and-back neighborhood hike located in Lakeway, just 15 miles outside of downtown Austin. The trail is located in a neighborhood and is extremely well-maintained. At the entrance of the trail you will find a little garden area with a small waterfall and a s...
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    • Nacogdoches, Texas

      Lanana Creek Trail

      5.0
      8.35 mi / 617 ft gain
      Lanana Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Nacogdoches, TX. The trail is in town and easy to access and has the added bonus of running next to the creek for peaceful sounds along the trail.  Don't let the length detour you. As an out-and-bac...
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    • Tyler, Texas

      Tyler State Park Lake Loop Trail

      5.0
      2.02 mi / 187 ft gain
      Tyler State Park Lake Loop Trail is a scenic ~2 mile loop hike that takes you by the state parked named Tyler Lake. This is a well-maintained trail that is good for the whole family. There are great stopping points for views of the lake, piney woods for coverage, and not too much effort with mini...
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    • Canyon, Texas

      Hike Juniper Cliffside Trail And Juniper Riverside Trail Loop

      2 mi / 177 ft gain
      Juniper Cliffside Trail and Juniper Riverside Trail Loop is a 2 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Canyon, TX.
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    • Bandera, Texas

      Hike the Medina Loop

      5 mi / 1800 ft gain
      The Photos as seen above are from the Medina Loop hike.  I'll preface by saying that this isn't the hike I went to the park for, yet I'm incredibly satisfied with the experience.   The Medina loop had everything you'd want in a hike.  Mixed terrains, wildlife to watch, and glimpses of expansive v...
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    • San Marcos, Texas

      Hike Dante's Trail And Backend Loop

      2.5 mi / 213 ft gain
      The Dante's Trail and Backend Loop is a 2.5 mile loop hike located within the Purgatory Creek Greenspace area just south of San Marcos, Texas. This particular section of the Greenspace is made of flattened crushed gravel and is mostly shaded. The trail is very well maintained and several benches ...
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    • Comstock, Texas

      Devil's River State Natural Area Trails

      20.93 mi / 1299 ft gain
      Devil's River State Natural Area Trails is a mile loop trail best used for hiking and mountain biking located near Comstock, TX. The trail is dog friendly on-leash. If you're planning to do the whole 20-mile loop, there are 8 drive-up campsites as well as 2 primitive, backcountry sites. These cam...
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    • San Marcos, Texas

      Hike Purgatory Creek Overlook Via Dante's Trail

      2.8 mi / 209 ft gain
      The Purgatory Creek Overlook via Dante's Trail is a 2.8 mile out-and-back hike located within the Purgatory Creek Greenspace area just south of San Marcos, Texas. This particular section of the Greenspace is made of flattened crushed gravel and is mostly shaded. The trail is very well maintained ...
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    • Houston, Texas

      Hike Cullen Park Hike And Bike Trail

      7.9 mi / 49 ft gain
      The path is nicely paved along a mostly green, wooded area, making it a great spot for walkers, runners, and bikers. You’ll be provided with decent shade from the overhanging trees that offer relief from the hot Houston sun. You will also have the opportunity to admire small creeks, wildflowers, ...
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    • Gonzales, Texas

      Hike the Ottine Swamp Trail

      4.0
      1.2 mi / 13 ft gain
      The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.Wide gravel partly shaded trail that is well maintained. $3 / person over 12 (or free with a Texas State Park Pass) to enter the park.
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    • Austin, Texas

      Stephenson Preserve Loop

      2.17 mi / 243 ft gain
      The Stevenson Preserve Trail is a 1.5 mile loop hike located in South Austin. The outer trail makes a large loop around the entire park, however there are several interconnecting trails within the loop. This trail system is part of the Stephenson Preserve, which is also connected to the Longview ...
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    • Pittsburg, Texas

      Lake Bob Trail Loop

      5.0
      6.29 mi / 351 ft gain
      Lake Bob Trail in Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is a 6.3 loop trail where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Winfield, TX. The trail is well-marked and has signs describing the flowers and plants you see along the trail. There are a few ups and downs along the trail, but not major elev...
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