Biking in Texas State Parks

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Ray Roberts Lake State Park Bike Trails - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

Ray Roberts Lake Bike Trails Just north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the trail system at Ray Roberts Lake State Park offers hours of riding for mountain bikers, from a smooth riverside greenbelt to hilly routes along the lake. Find out more about Ray Roberts Lake State Park at

Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest This West Texas mountain bike festival draws folks from around the world to the trails around Lajitas and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Held every year on President's Day weekend, this event is a great time for anyone who would like to go fixin’ or freewheelin’ around the old frontier.

Mountain Biking at Franklin Mountains State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

If you are looking for true mountain biking in Texas, check out Franklin Mountains State Park right in the heart of El Paso. From easy going jeep roads to technical and steep single track, this amazing park has something for any type of mountain biker. Get details on biking trails across Texas state parks at

Mountain Biking at Brazos Bend State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Get your helmet and ride! Head out with park ranger David Heinicke at Brazos Bend State Park near Houston. A park with miles and miles of trails with something for any rider, including alligators! More on biking in state parks at

Postcard From Texas: McKinney Falls State Park Bike Trails - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

McKinney Falls State Park Bike Trails Shot a few years ago when we first got access to a GoPro camera. Seeing where we could mount them on bikes. There are a lot more cool and interesting trails at McKinney Falls than you see here. Go ride. But try not to crash into a cactus. To find descriptions of biking trails at Texas state parks, visit

Pedernales Falls Bike Trails - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Pedernales Falls State Park is known for, you guessed it, the waterfalls. But mountain bikers are discovering that the park has some great biking trails in addition to the falls. Take a tour on two wheels to a fairly remote part this Hill Country gem.

Mountain Biking at Colorado Bend State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Load up the bikes as we try out some of the newest mountain bike trails at Colorado Bend State Park. Park info at

Government Canyon Bike Trails, Texas [Official]

Get a bike's-eye view of the trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area in San Antonio

Palo Duro Canyon 24 Hour Bike Race - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

[cc] Follow some cyclists who take on the annual "24 Hours in the Canyon" challenge at Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo. They're riding to raise funds and spirits in the fight against cancer. For more information, visit

Cleburne State Park, Texas [Official]

Located south of Fort Worth, Cleburne State Park sits along the banks of a 116-acre spring-fed lake. The park's many trails offer excellent hiking and mountain biking. For more info., see

Stephen F. Austin State Park, Texas [Official]

Just west of Houston, Stephen F. Austin State Park is a perfect getaway from city life. The wooded park, nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, offers hiking, mountain biking, camping and fishing. The park's popular interpretive programs are a great way to get close to nature. For more info., see

San Angelo State Park, Texas [Official]

San Angelo State Park, at the gateway to west Texas, offers a diversity of plant and animal life where the hill country meets the high plains. The park is home to the official Texas State Longhorn herd, bison, prairie dogs, and prehistoric animal tracks. The robust trail system is a haven for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. For more information, visit

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, Texas [Official]

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located southeast of Amarillo, where the high plains end in the dramatic red bluffs and canyons of the Caprock escarpment. The park is home to the official Texas bison herd, direct descendants of the last free range southern plains bison. The 64-mile converted railway offers an excellent trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding. For more information, visit

Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway, Texas [Official]

Convenient to both Houston and Austin, Lake Somerville State Park and Trailway is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. The park has a 13 mile trailway for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Visitors can also swim, paddle, fish, camp and choose among the park's many interpretive programs. For more information, visit

McKinney Falls State Park, Texas [Official]

McKinney Falls State Park is a peaceful getaway within Austin city limits. The park is famous for its limestone falls carved over thousands of years. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking, camping and the convenience of having a park located near a city with so much to offer. For more information, visit

Cedar Hill State Park, Texas [Official]

Cedar Hill State Park is nature oasis located just 30 minutes from the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. It makes an ideal destination for city dwellers who want to enjoy the great outdoors without spending a lot of time driving. The park sits along the Joe Pool reservoir, making it a great spot for fishing, swimming, picnicking and camping. There is also a marina for boating and supplies. The park's Penn Farm Agricultural Center features historic farm buildings and guided and self-guided tours. The Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) maintains 1200 acres of prime mountain bike trails. For more information, visit

Tyler State Park Adventure Race, Texas [Official]

Contestants test their skill and endurance in a non-stop adventure race in Tyler State Park that involves mountain biking, trail running, paddling and some mystery events. For more information on adventure racing, visit

Davis Mountains State Park & Indian Lodge, Texas [Official]

Davis Mountains State Park provides panoramic views of west Texas. At a mile above sea level, the park enjoys moderate temperatures with little humidity. The park's recently remodeled Indian Lodge is a pueblo style hotel built in 1937 that still retains its old world charm. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and camping under the big Texas sky. For more information, visit

Buescher State Park Opens - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

While much of Bastrop County was engulfed in wildfire, nearby Buescher State Park was left unscathed. With wildfire under control, the park is back open for business.

Fast Freddy - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

The new year brings a lot of new year's resolutions and usually at the top of the list is to get more exercise. Well one man puts us all to shame with commitment to stay fit through mountain biking. At nearly 80 years old, Fred Schmid is not only exercising, he's competing and winning! Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report on February's outdoor activity of the month, biking in state parks. Fred Schmid has taken up a new type of bike racing—cyclecross- biking in snow and winning the national championship in January. For more information on biking in Texas, visit The next big park biking event is Bike Fest in Big Bend State Park February 14-16.

Trailriding Tyler State Park

Trailriding Tyler Grab your bike and enjoy some of the best mountain biking East Texas has to offer. We hit the hills and tackle the miles of single track trails at Tyler State Park.