Mission Tejas State Park Loop: The Best Trails in the Park
ElevationAscent: 418' 127 m
Descent: -423' -129 m
High: 427' 130 m
Low: 256' 78 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
“A solid little route mixing two-track and singletrack in the piney woods.”— Lee Klancher
The Hardwood Trail winds on two-track along a little valley. When you see Weches Trail, take that up to the left. This is a fun little climb with a spot that is as technical as you'll find in this system—a couple of tiny rock ledges make the climb a bit of a challenge—and then the trail winds out to the Mission. At the Mission, you want to turn right and take Steep Ravine Trail. Follow this along a two-track, take the little out to the left that jogs off and back on the trail, and climb the hill up to the top.
At the top, you can turn left and go out to park headquarters, or continue on, and follow the signs to the right and take the winding piece of singletrack that takes you along the hills. This is the best piece of trail in the park, and is a fun and flowy, with modest elevation changes keeping you rolling. There are some small climbs and tight corners. The pine needles can be slippery, so take care with your speed. There are no technical challenges as the trail is smooth and fine for any advanced beginner or beyond. And fun for all.
Follow the trail down into the woods, and when you pop out onto the two-track again, go left and take Primitive Loop to add a little mileage and climbing. The ride finishes at the Mission. You can easily ride the road over to the playground where you started, or take Weches back down and climb back up Chimney Loop if you like.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Mission Tejas State Park