Life's Better Outside
This month take your family biking in a Texas State Park!
Ride together along shaded creeks, limestone bluffs, and stream beds while pedaling through prairies, deserts, fields or forests. Your state parks offer varying levels of difficulty on both paved and unpaved trails " from easy, flat trails for less experienced bikers to challenging, rocky trails and switchbacks for more experienced cyclists.
Visit the Biking activities page for a list of biking trails in Texas State Parks, along with trail ratings and descriptions.
Austin Area Ranger Picks
- Buescher State Park: Enjoy a scenic 12.5 mile ride through the Lost Pines on the paved Park Road 1C, between Bastrop and Buescher State Parks.
- Colorado Bend State Park: Mountain-bikers have access to 26 miles of multi-use trails over varied terrain. Watch video of Mountain Biking at Colorado Bend State Park.
- McKinney Falls State Park: The park offers 3.5 miles of easy, paved trails and 4 miles of multi-use trails for mountain-biking.
Check out the 14 other Austin area state parks.
Tune up for the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest featuring ranger-led rides through the Big Bend Ranch State Park trail system, including the EPIC ride, Rincon Loop, Contrabando Loop, and the new Rock House and Geocache rides! Register and learn more.
What to bring:
- Bike, helmet, patch kit
- Weather-appropriate clothing
- Water, sunscreen
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