Huntsville State Park

Huntsville, Texas

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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 areas use boardwalks to keep you out of the muck. The trail at Huntsville State Park defies one of the main laws of physics in mountain biking: It seems that the number and degree of fun of downhill sections on this trail is not directly proportional to the number and degree of leg-burning climbs. In other words, you’ll feel like you’re spending more time riding downhill than you are climbing. The descents are long-and-fast stretches of mostly smooth singletrack that will have you hooting with unbridled glee, while the ascents are generally gradual enough to keep you from huffing too hard. Some climbs are crisscrossed with exposed tree roots, and some of the corners are sandy and washed out, but the course is technically easy enough for almost anyone to enjoy. Tread: Mostly hardpack singletrack with doubletrack connecting trails.
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Mountain Biking Texas

by Christopher Hess (Falcon Guides)

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 areas use boardwalks to keep you out of the muck. The trail at Huntsville State Park defies one of the main laws of physics in mountain biking: It seems that the number and degree of fun of downhill sections on this trail is not directly proportional to the number and degree of leg-burning climbs. In other words, you’ll feel like you’re spending more time riding downhill than you are climbing.

The descents are long-and-fast stretches of mostly smooth singletrack that will have you hooting with unbridled glee, while the ascents are generally gradual enough to keep you from huffing too hard. Some climbs are crisscrossed with exposed tree roots, and some of the corners are sandy and washed out, but the course is technically easy enough for almost anyone to enjoy. Tread: Mostly hardpack singletrack with doubletrack connecting trails.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Huntsville
Distance: 9.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round, local conditions permitting
Local Contacts: Huntsville State Park
Local Maps: USGS Huntsville, Moore Grove
Driving Directions: Directions to Huntsville State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/23/2011
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I would totally recommend the trails at Huntsville State Park. Even for an unexperienced rider like myself, it was a blast. There was plenty of elevation changes along the way, going up hill was very challenging for an older man like myself, going downhill was just exhilerating to say the least! A note for all, ROOTS, lots of roots that you have to navigate over, and acouple of sandy areas that snatched up like you were in quicksand. Overall it was a lot of fun and we look forward to going again.



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