Pace Bend Park
ElevationAscent: 601' 183 m
Descent: -600' -183 m
High: 881' 269 m
Low: 712' 217 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)
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“Central Texas technical riding with a little flow thrown in for just the right experience!”— Leslie Kehmeier
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
The west side of the park has tall, limestone cliffs and a number of rocky coves with some of the most impressive views available of Lake Travis, especially at sunset.
The majority of the park is easily accessible by vehicle from the six-mile, paved roadway that heads around the park. However, the interior of the park is managed as a wildlife preserve and can only be accessed by foot, bicycle, or horseback.
There are a number of trails that lead into these hills with excellent views of the lake and the Hill Country. This area provides a home to a number of whitetail deer, raccoon, fox, ringtail cat, and dozens of bird species.
Need to Know
Continue straight at the end as you roll into the Pack Trail and then back onto Well Road. From there, you'll pedal through Graceland and Tapeworm to another section of the Pack Trail. Along the way, you'll find a few more of those limestone ledges and rock gardens.
Merge onto Paleface Pass and head towards the northwest corner of the loop. As you make the turn to the south, stay left on North Croton for some twisting singletrack that descends and climbs steeply. Stay left at the intersection for a short bit on Straddle Yer Saddle before hanging a right on Pancho to do a short, inner loop. Complete the circle with the Pack Trail and Straddle Yer Saddle before finishing the ride on the most straight Powerline.
You'll have one short, punchy climb through here before a downhill cruise to the trailhead.