We’ve been asked, “which are the best Texas State Parks for biking” and here is what we found out. Most of the Texas State Parks have some trails for biking or hiking but here is a list of the 10 best Texas State Parks for biking. These State Parks are known for quality trails that are some combination of very scenic, fun and easy, challenging and technically difficult, great for bird or wildlife viewing, and more.
The best way to enjoy these Texas State Park Biking Trails is to make it a weekend camping trip to take advantage of everything that the Park has to offer and to ride all the trails.
Texas Outside 10 Best State Parks for Biking
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Known as one of the best birding spots in Texas, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park has smooth paved roads for biking and lots of rest stops at any of the several bird watching spots. Bikes of a variety of shapes and sizes are available for rent. Park rangers also provide some guided bike tours.
Texas Outside’s Review & Rating of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
This 311,000 acre State Park has 238 miles of multi-use trails with everything from fun, steep, and technically challenging trails to incredible geology and history, stunning panoramic vistas, to fast single track trails. Check out this website for some Big Bend Ranch State Park trial information.
Brazos Bend State Park
Great biking on 21 miles of trails, most of which are suitable for the family as they wind around the lake and through the hardwood forest. You’re likely to see alligators, river otters, bobcats and more than 300 different bird species.
Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Hill, Texas
The 12 miles of trails at Cedar Hill State Park are considered some of the best in Texas, primarily because these twisting and turning trails that climb and descend through the Park were designed by Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association.
Franklin Mountains State Park
El Paso, Texas
Some of the most rugged trails in Texas are spread over this 27,000 acre State Park with over 100 miles of remote trails ranging from steep single track to easy jeep road trails.
Government Canyon State Natural Area
San Antonio, Texas
Here you’ll find 12,085 acres of rugged hills and canyons typical of the Texas Hill Country and 40 miles of hiking and biking trails that range from remote rugged canyon lands to gently rolling grasslands. .
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Mineral Wells, Texas
There are 13 miles of trails within Mineral Wells State Park for multi-use plus the 20 mile Lake Mineral Wells Trailway which is a reclaimed railroad bed.
Texas Outside’s Review & Rating of Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
In the second largest canyon in the United States you have lots of options for biking from the 15 miles of paved roads to a moderately difficult, 5.75 mile round trip multi-use trial that climbs 940 feet through some stunning rock formations, beautiful scenery, and to the parks hallmark lighthouse hoodoo
Texas Outside’s Review & Rating of Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Pedernales Falls State Park
Johnson City, Texas
Pedernales Falls State Park has bike trails for all skill levels – from easy to the challenging.six-mile Wolf Mountain Trail that wraps around Tobacco and Wolf mountains and winds along the small canyons created by Mescal and Tobacco creeks. For the more adventurous cyclist, test your mountain biking skills on the new Juniper Ridge Trail – a 10-mile technical, single track trail that provides plenty of obstacles for more advanced riders.
Texas Outside’s Review of Pedernales Falls State Park.
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Valley View, Texas
There are two parks at Lake Ray Roberts, Johnson Branch and Isle du Bois, both of which have some excellent trails that range from technically very challenging to flat long paved and wide multi-use trails. At Isle du Bois you can catch the 20-mile multi-use Greenbelt Corridor that runs from the Ray Roberts Dam to Lake Lewisville, along the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River
Texas Outside’s Review & Rating of Johnson Branch State Park
Tyler State Park
10 miles of mostly single track plus camping, great fall color, a spring fed lake, and more make Tyler State Park a popular place to ride for mountain bikers.
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