February’s Activity Of The Month: Biking

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This month, take your family biking in a Texas State Park!

Ride together along shaded creeks, limestone bluffs and stream beds while pedaling through prairies, deserts, fields or forests. Your state parks offer varying levels of difficulty on both paved and unpaved trails — from easy, flat trails for less experienced bikers to challenging, rocky trails and switchbacks for more experienced cyclists.

Visit the Biking Activities page for a list of biking trails in Texas State Parks, along with trail ratings and descriptions.

DFW Area Ranger Picks:
  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway: The park’s 20-mile trailway follows an abandoned railroad path, making it a car-free trail for biking. The grades are very flat, and curves are very gentle, making it popular for all ages and abilities on mountain bikes or road bikes. The route cuts through farm and ranch land, connecting the town of Weatherford to the downtown district of Mineral Wells.
  • Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Greenbelt Corridor: The corridor is a 20-mile, multi-use trail system with 10 miles of hard-surface trail open to bikers. The trail has three trailheads and meanders along the heavily-wooded banks of the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River.
  • Tyler State Park: Tyler is one of the top mountain biking destinations in Texas, offering challenges for all levels. The Pineywoods terrain includes hills, loops and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Check out 16 other DFW area star parks.

Tune up for the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest featuring ranger-led rides through the Big Bend Ranch State Park trail system, including the EPIC ride, Rincon Loop, Contrabando Loop and the new Rock House & Geocache rides! Register here and learn more!

What To Bring:
  • Bike, helmet, patch kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Water, sunscreen
  • Camera
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