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15 Great Bike Trails in the Hill Country

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The scenic Texas Hill Country offers some of the best biking in the state. State parks have unpaved trails and paved park roads are ideal for beginners and families. Mountain bikers seeking adventure can explore hundreds of miles of multi-use and single-track trails. Road cyclists can take in the breathtaking scenery on a leisurely cruise between quaint, historic towns or challenge themselves on a difficult, hilly ride.

The first half of this list features state park trails for various skill levels on different types of terrain. The second half features rides specifically mapped out for road bikes. These fantastic Hill Country rides are featured in the Best Bike Rides in Texas Guide Book.

1. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site – Stonewall

15 Best Bike Trails in the Hill Country

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The park has 2.5 miles of hiking and biking trails perfect for taking in the native wildlife and rich LBJ history. For road cyclists, the park has a 9-mile paved loop, which begins and ends at the park visitor center. Both are easy, beginner-level trails without steep grades, ledges, or ruts.

2. McKinney Falls State Park – Austin

15 Best Bike Trails in the Hill Country

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McKinney Falls State Park is a 726-acre park located in South Austin. It offers 3.5 miles of easy, paved trails and 6 miles of multi-use trails ideal for mountain biking. You can smoothly connect both trails for a longer ride.

3. Pedernales Falls State Park – Johnson City

15 Best Bike Trails in the Hill Country

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This beautiful 5,212-acre park sits along the banks of the scenic Pedernales River in Blanco County. The 20-mile trail is ideal for mountain biking and offers access to heavily wooded areas in the hills. This trail is suitable for beginner to intermediate skill levels, as some areas have moderately steep grades.

4. Government Canyon State Natural Area – San Antonio

15 Best Bike Trails in the Hill Country
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