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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Bandera State Park

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#148 of 277 mountain bike trails in Texas
#5,812 in the world

Small texas hill country mesas, viewed through a network of double track gravel road and single track. The Yogi Bear cabins are a fun place to stay if you are doing a several day trip as they are right on the water. Not too much shade on the trails and it gets hott in the summer so come prepared.

First added by epoderom on Jul 17, 2005. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take IH 35 south to New Braunsfels exit 46 west and go towards Bandera, in Bandera take 173 south and then an immediate right on 1077 west, follow the signs to the office to pay your dues.
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  • djeneration

    Old converted ranchlands and primitive hill country geography make this a ride characteristic of TX. There are multiple trails to choose from and its easy (and fun) to get lost for a while. A lot more climbing than we find in San Antonio, and the trails are more rough and rocky--not as sterilized as many other trails in the area. The area is mainly utilized as an equestrian camp, but we encountered very few horses on the trail while exploring in late-January. Not the best ride in Texas, but definitely not the worst either. Best thing about it were the sweeping hill country views.

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  • bhintx

    Very disappointed. If you like getting into a rhythm on a flowing single track with well thought out climbs and downhills this is not the place you want to ride. This is a multi use trail where horses and hikers take priority. Trails are 1/2 jeep trails 1/2 horse trail that are hard to follow (poor markings as to where the trail his heading). We found the park map hard to follow. There are sections that are challenging but you get tired of riding straight up a jeep road to get to 5 minutes of challenging fun trail.

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  • Pedigre

    Get your pass and map at the HQs and park at the Trailhead Equestrian Camp Area. From there even beginners won't have much problem on Wilderness Trail (1), but as you get closer to Ice Cream Hill leave it to those with more experience as the terrain gets a bit more rocky and loose. Many spots on Spring Branch & Spring Run (6 & 6a) will require you to carry your bike, but that's part of MTBin'. The multiple low water crossings are fun and the trails over-all are a nice challenge for all levels.
    note: full suspension is a definite benefit here
    note: Actual name is Hill Country State Natural Area (SNA)* Review edited 10/9/2007

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  • glencorinne

    You must share the trail with horses, although the day I went I was the only one there.
    Not a lot of shade cover.
    If there is a saving grace it would be the fun creek crossing.
    There is a hose for washing off your horse. I used it on my bike and myself

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  • OnMyBike

    Although it was fun to ride, it was a bit rocky for my taste.

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