If you park here at Zilker, it is 14 mile out and back through the city of Austin. Not a ton of elevation change for most of the trail other than the Hill of Life section at the furthest point. The trail can be a little tricky to follow with many branch offs. Some of these trails that branch off lead places and others don't. The trail is very rocky which is a nice technical challenge. In some seasons there are stream crossings where the water might be as high as your knees. We suggest following some locals who know the trail well if you are planning on making a trip to ride. There are 2 other locations to enter the trail at, one at 3755-B Capital of Texas Hwy., 78704. this entrance is in the middle of the trail. YOu can Also enter at the top of the Hill of Life at 1710 Camp Craft Rd Austin, TX 78746. This entrance gets you to a very rocky technical descent at the beginning.
Park at this parking lot, and ride the bike trail going south underneath the road. follow the dirt singletrack on the right side of the paved path untill you get to a bridge that goes across the bayou. take that bridge over the bayour and follow the single track to the left. The trail will start under the Eldridge bridge.
Newest trail in College Station. 11-12 miles of great XC singletrack. Trail has great flow to it. The trail is not open to the public. Only BVMBA members who have signed the Millican Waiver are allowed to ride.
A 10 mile out and back in the heart of the 4th largest city in the Nation. A little tricky to find if you dont know where it is. Good flowing single track with many short steep climbs and decsents. Located on the bank of the bayou so can stay wet for up to 4 days after a rain. Trail is an out and back so make sure you yell "rider" before blind drops and corners. there are a great set of dirt jumps near the trail on the east side of Wilcrest.
Pace Bend State Park trails are located in a state park North West of Austin. The trails are located on a cliff above Lake Travis (and drain well) so you can ride here even after a good rain. There is a $10 fee per car to get into the park. In the park there are many public restrooms and a few places to get drinking water for your ride. The Trail has one section with many good wooden features, jumps, berms and skinnys to have some fun on. The trail has a fair amount of elevation change, with many rocky and rooty sections.
The entrance to Lake Bryan is located at 8200 Sandy Point Road, Bryan Tx 77807. There is a $5 fee to get into the gate. There are 2 trails on the property, the East Loop and the West Loop. The East Loop is the more challenging trail. When you come in the gate, the East Loop trail head is on your right, and the West Loop trail head is on your left. LITTLE KNOWN FACT: If the Ice House is open when you go to ride, you can bring in your entrance receipt and earn $5 off your meal!