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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +726/198 ft
Total: 57 riders

Mountain Biking Buck Creek Trail

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#26 of 275 mountain bike trails in Texas
#1,065 in the world

Start and finish just beyond the gate at the parking area. The entire trail is single track.. Mostly hard packed earth, but there are many sections with rocks to work through. Many small climbs and descents, some areas are totally flat. They have built several small bridges and obstacles to enhance your ride. The trail is marked well with directional arrows and you may use provided by-passes to change up your route. Like most West Texas trails watch out for cactus and mesquite thorns off the path. No water available at trail.

First added by blakeovard on Jul 18, 2007. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Just North of Interstate 20 on East Lake Road (FM 2833). Located between the Warren Dodson Police training complex and the City of Abilene Enviromental laboratory. There is a locked gate with a sign that reads "ABC". Access is limited to Abilene Bicycle Club members and thier guests. Contact Biketown on South First (325 677-bike) for more info.
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Q: Is this trail kid friendly?
A: Yes. There is a ~3 mile beginner trail which is very kid friendly. I have taken my 7 yr old and he loves it. There is also a small pump track in the parking area to get their confidence up before heading out.

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  • Odycar

    I ride trails throughout West Texas (Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, & San Angelo) and this is perhaps the best of all of them. It appeals to variety of skill levels and is dedicated to mtb. Membership and key required to access (see nice folks at Bike Town). If you hear gunfire, no worries… the APD firing range is nearby.

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  • Gerg Eci

    We grabbed a membership (via Bike Town) while in Abilene over the weekend and rode Buck Creek. The local trail-builders have managed to create some lengthy, fun singletrack given the limitations of the area (the parcel includes a winding creek bed). About 13 miles of well-marked, well-maintained singletrack here. Difficulty, given what Texas has to offer, ranks green with flashes of blue. Elevation gain is minimal, but you'll definitely get in quick climbs. There are small trail signs everywhere bearing the names of locals; fun natural rock features ("Waterfall" ridden up and down and a couple other small "rock gardens"), and some wooden features--nothing extreme at all, but well-placed. Even a few short flowy portions and areas to bomb that will bring on a smile. Again, these trail-builders know how to make the best of their terrain. If you crave a ride and are near Abilene, it's worth the time spent, and to support their efforts with the membership fee.

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  • Todd White

    I started riding at Buck Creek late 2015 and have enjoyed it for over a year now. There are trails for all levels of rider and some parts are very challenging with steep climbs and rocky downhill areas. Trails go from beginner to advanced. There are plenty of shady areas to rest and catch your breath. This is a great place to ride with your family or train for racing. Call Bike Town in Abilene, TX. for instructions on how to gain access.

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  • Keith Burt

    Trail is great. I only got to ride one of the shorter trails because it was late but they all looked well kept. The guys I talked to out there where really nice and told me to come back next time I was in town.

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  • mbuie

    A great trail. I had the pleasure of riding this one while working out in West Texas. Access to the trail requires a membership that is purchased at one of the local bike shops (Don't remember which one), but it's not that expensive. Bring extra tubes and watch out for rattlesnakes!

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  • dekoffer

    This trail has something for everyone. The trail flows very well. There are many technical features to keep the more advanced rider engaged. There is also a 1 1/2 mile beginners loop. It is well maintained, and now consists of about 13 miles of single track.

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  • cliffbareater

    Really great trail! Has great technical areas and places you can bring your kids to ride too. If you are in the area or just passing through it is worth checking out. Lots of features packed into this trail, lots of man made bridges and obstacles and some gut wrenching clembs! To get details on how to get there go to Bike Town on S. 1st street.... They will set you up with directions and maps.

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  • savage1978

    Buck creek is a well maintained trail that has a little bit of something for everyone. There are rocky technical areas, downhill loops with banked curves, some killer ascents that will leave your legs in a state of shock, and some nice drops and jumps to test your hucking skills. This trail is dynamic, the members of Abilene Bike Club strive to collectivley make this an awsome trail to ride. There are several man made obsticles and bridges and more in the works. During the summer there is some nice and shady spots and of course plenty non shaded, typical West Texas areas too. Members of the club take an active role in the preservation of the trail and in trail enhancement and maintenence. The Hub of Abilene Bike Club is at Bike Town at 1433 S. 1st Steet in Abilene TX and can be reached at 325-677-2453. The guys at Bike Town will give you the run down of the trail, and directions on how to get there. Membership in the club can be obtained at Bike Town and is 20.00 per year. Trail maps are available for free there also. Get out there and ride it! There is plenty in Abilene for the whole family to do, a zoo for the kids, plenty of shopping, and lost of great places to eat. See you there!

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  • elym

    I am a fairly new rider just having started in June of 2009 but I absolutely love the sport. I really enjoy Buck Creek and feel like it has something for everyone. Its a great place to get in some good exercise and get your adrenalin up. Overall I really enjoy riding there.

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  • dekoffer

    Very nice 12 miles of single track. Has some technical sections that keep things interesting for the more advanced rider but also bypasses of those features for the less experienced rider. Stop by or call Biketown on S. 1st for information on access (Abilene Bike Club membership generally required).

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  • thepsychlist

    Over the last 2 years this trail has become ever increasingly the ultimate in Texas trail riding. It has everything from hair pin turns to some pretty good climbing sections (5 hills in 2 miles that will make your legs burn or drop to a granny gear). It has new rock sections and some fast and flowy downhill. There is even a pump track right off of the parking lot!

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  • adventurehiker

    A great amount of variety and maximum utilization of features make this a fun and reasonably challenging trail.

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