Huntsville State Park

3.81 out of 5
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↑ 4,700 ft
↓ 3,900 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Flat, lots of sand and pine trees.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (16)


July 14, 2019
Review: Due to all the recent rains the trails have a lot of roots with holes around them. While these trails usually have sandy spots and roots they seem to be more than usual.


July 16, 2018
Review: We rode every trail there this weekend for a total of 38.3 miles over the course of a three day camping trip. Enjoyed every mile and love the park. It is pretty rooty in places but that adds to the challenge! There is more ups and downs than I realized from reading on then net.

Granny Gear

June 21, 2018
Review: Trail update. All trails are now reopened after Harvey. The sandy sections may have gotten a bit worse but still remain manageable. These trails never give you a break from roots and are mercilessly rough. Nevertheless, I ride these rooty trails on my entry level hardtail with a 100mm coil spring fork and still have a blast! These trails are definitely more well suited to a full suspension mtb but can be conquered on a hardtail with a bit of extra effort. The climbs are not steep, but they are riddled with big roots which force you to really focus on your line choice (at least on a hardtail). Overall this still a fun backwoods style trail!

Similar Trail: Haven't ridden anything in this area as rooty as HSP

Granny Gear

December 16, 2017
Review: Went out for a quick ride on December 16, 2017 in the park. All of theTriple C trail and about 4 miles of the Chinquapin Trail closed for construction after Hurricane Harvey flooding. Closed until further notice. The trails are very rooty but manageable. Looks like park officials have begun to smooth out some of the really nasty roots. There are a few very short sandy sections. Overall, an excellent place to go for a ride!

Granny Gear

April 14, 2017
LucasPants Granny Gear  
Review: Great day for a ride. Trails were good. The dam is still under construction. You can tell they had hard rain this week. All was dry, just a little wash out here and there.


May 26, 2016
Review: The surrounding area has recently received a lot of rain but the trail wasnt too awfully wet.


March 24, 2015
Rid4Escape Gramcounter  
Review: My local trail, fast and fun. Beginner level.
Popular spot for hikers and trail runners, so be aware and courteous.

Similar Trail: Double Lake


August 26, 2014
Review: Trails are currently dry with many areas of loose deep sand. Of course you wouldn't ride when it is muddy, but this trail will be better a couple of days after the next heavy rain.

If you have never been to Huntsville State Park and you live in the area it is worth a short drive to try it out. Short climbs and lots of tree roots, but a good place to get in some miles. Park just past the park entrance (where you pay to get in) at the nature center parking lot. There are restrooms at the nature center. There is a trailhead in the parking lot across the road from the nature center. Trail there makes a loop around the lake.

Similar Trail: George Mitchell

Bunny Hop

May 26, 2013
jrbrax Bunny Hop  
Review: Love this trail


July 15, 2012
Review: Rode 3 laps around Chinquapin today, good option if you just have to ride on dirt when it's been rainy around Houston. The trail is wide, fast, and beginner friendly but rooty. Plus, lots of sand that was fortunately quire firm on my ride from all the recent rains. At least it drains well.

Similar Trail: Rather than similar, let's go for something a lot better -- Double Lake

Huntsville State Park MTB Trail 3.81 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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