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Pace Bend Park

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (36) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Central Texas technical riding with a little flow thrown in for just the right experience!


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Map Key

12.2

Miles

19.7

KM

90%

Singletrack

881' 269 m

High

712' 217 m

Low

601' 183 m

Up

600' 183 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Shared Trail with horses, hikers, and dogs. Day use is sunrise to twilight and camping is 24 hours.

Overview

Pace Bend Park is located in Travis County in the Hill Country of central Texas. With over nine miles of shoreline at Lake Travis, this park is one of the most popular areas in the Highland Lakes region.

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

$10 Day Pass or Annual Pass available. Cash or check only, no credit cards.
parks.traviscountytx.gov/fi…

Description

Starting from the main lot, dip into Lefty for a quick downhill run before two quick lefts on Powerline and Well Road. A few flowing sections lead you to the jeep road that is used for the start of the BSS Pace Bend race. Dive back into the singletrack at Wookie Way where you'll follow a good chunk of winding, wooded trail (extra credit loops available) with some technical features and logs, and the Rock Garden of Greatness.

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.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 36 votes

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  4.0 from 36 votes
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Photos

Skills area off top of Powerline trail
Aug 12, 2019 near Lago Vista, TX
Skills area off top of Powerline trail
Aug 12, 2019 near Lago Vista, TX
Fun time on Wookie Way trail.
Aug 19, 2019 near Lago Vista, TX
Pace Bend has plenty of rocks so be prepared.
Apr 16, 2016 near Lago Vista, TX
Typical rocky terrain at PB.
Apr 15, 2016 near Lago Vista, TX
Kids preride before xc race
Aug 12, 2019 near Lago Vista, TX

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Mar 27, 2021
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Nov 5, 2019
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Apr 26, 2019
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Apr 25, 2019
Bryan Hargis
Horrible lack of sineage. 13.4mi — 1h 42m
Apr 25, 2019
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Dec 20, 2018
Patrick Farnsworth
Perfect