Best Mountain Biking in Texas

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Texas. Use this list to plan your next Texas mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Northshore Trail


This is Mecca, the trail people think of when they talk about north Texas. Most folks just call it Lake Grapevine, but there are two other nice trails on Grapevine Lake. Still, this is the only trail…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Flower Mound, TX - Mountain Biking - 18 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Memorial Park Trails


This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. The older maze of ridiculousness and general foolish riding has become a thing…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park


I had been dragging around Houston for a couple of days, riding a bunch of stuff that I had seen before, and I fell into this place. Terry Hershey Park has some of the nicest trails in Texas. Not the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Houston, TX - Mountain Biking - 16 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. McAllister Park Trails


There is some pretty cool trail in here. Not the hardest in the state, or the prettiest, but worthy woods just the same. There are trails and trails and trails out here—you may wonder if you know wher…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
San Antonio, TX - Mountain Biking - 20 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Erwin Park Trail


This is a sweet collection of sneaky single-track, and it’s one I love. This is a good place to do laps for conditioning, both mental and physiological. It’s not so hard or so far that you can’t have…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
McKinney, TX - Mountain Biking - 8 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Jack Brooks Park Trail


I don’t need filler, at this point, and if I didn’t like riding here I would have left the Jack Brooks Park out. I dig it, the gumbo reminds me of home, and the short ups and downs are really exciting…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Hitchcock, TX - Mountain Biking - 5 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve Trails


Oh man, this place is sweet. It’s a series of single-track loops right in the middle of a major Metromess suburb. It has something to offer riders of all skill and endurance levels. There’s enough e…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Garland, TX - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike Trail


Five minutes from where I live, and then about ten light years to the left of everyday life. This is a delightful place to forget the city grind. You’ll forget you’re still in a tiny corner of the Met…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Plano, TX - Mountain Biking - 2 miles Best Trail in tx - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Tyler State Park Trail


This is one of the finest trails in Oklahoma and Texas. A prime racecourse from way back, you can get it on here like almost nowhere else. Start on the good old “A” loop and do a couple of miles of sa…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Tyler, TX - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#10. Flat Rock Ranch


This is one of the finest rides anywhere. There are long, serious climbs and screaming, blistering downhills, all connected by some expertly designed and maintained single-track. The folks who own thi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Comfort, TX - Mountain Biking - 18 miles
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#11. Cameron Park Trails


I raced here in the rain once, long ago. It was evil and grueling, slow and slippery, and I had no fun. On the other hand, I’ve had some great times riding these trails with my friends, when the condi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Waco, TX - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#12. L.B. Houston Nature Trail


This is still my favorite trail. It is an excellent place for a beginner to start finding their dirt-legs. In fact, I probably learned to ride a mountain bike here. I mean really learned about tossing…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Dallas, TX - Mountain Biking - 5 miles
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#13. Huntsville State Park


A fun, fast course for riders of all levels, Huntsville is an East Texas biker’s playground. This place is loaded with lots of smooth singletrack covered with cushy pine needles, and the low swampy ar…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"
Huntsville, TX - Mountain Biking - 9.5 miles
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#14. San Angelo State Park Trails


I’ve met the guy who built a lot of this. I always wanted to come here and ride it. Friends had told me I would need to carry a GPS unit. I made grunting sounds, totally convinced my near Apache-like…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
San Angelo, TX - Mountain Biking - 30 miles
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#15. Bluff Creek Ranch


I’ll tell this story again. I met Paul Nolan out on Maverick Road in the Big Bend one afternoon. He and a friend were rolling through the sand on their bikes, headed over to Santa Elena canyon, and I…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma"
Warda, TX - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#16. Lake Bryan Park


Both loops offer many miles of singletrack that wind around opposite sides of Lake Bryan. The loop that begins on the left side of the entry road (on the way into the park) is a bit easier than the ne…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"
Bryan, TX - Mountain Biking - 17 miles
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#17. Walnut Creek


A veritable maze of crisscrossing singletrack spreading out from another maze of doubletrack, this city park offers endless opportunities to get out and spin your wheels. Walnut Creek is a popular Nor…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"
Austin, TX - Mountain Biking - 7 miles
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#18. Cedar Hill State Park Trail


This ride has everything. Speedy flats, climbs of all lengths and intensities, and some roller-coastery downhills that will test the limits of your tire tread are all assembled for your enjoyment at C…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"
Duncanville, TX - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
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#19. Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway


Rails to Trails projects are wonderful things. At their best they make good use of unused land and tie communities together with avenues other than those built for auto traffic. The Lake Mineral Wells…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"
Mineral Wells, TX - Mountain Biking - 20 miles
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#20. Good Water Trail


A long, easy ride along Lake Georgetown, the trail connecting Tejas Camp to Russell Park is one for riders of all levels. The trail provides access to a few group camping areas and any number of fishi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Texas"
Georgetown, TX - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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