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TPW TV: Mountain Biking

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Biking at Pedernales Falls State Park

Biking at Pedernales Falls State Park

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The Texas Hill Country is becoming a mountain biker’s Mecca and state parks like Pedernales Falls attract folks looking for two-wheeled fun.

07— Here at Pedernales Falls, we have a great deal of trails that can accommodate all skill levels of mountain biking. Watch out for that bump!

John Alvis is a park ranger at Pedernales.

08— More of our campers are showing up with mountain bikes; particularly on weekends, we get a lot of mountain bikers staying in the park and training on our trails in the park.

Mountain biker, Vickie Lewis, says the trails at Pedernales are a hidden gem.

05— Right now, it seems like it’s fairly unknown for bikers. In fact, I don’t know if we’ve seen anyone on a bike.

Ranger John Alvis.

09— We have probably 8-miles of one lane dirt road trails that will accommodate basic skill level mountain bikers. It’s a good way to
get out and see the park.

Pedernales Falls SP has about 20 miles of secondary trails; Wolf Mountain is the most popular among them.

13— And it provides a combination of single track and wider jeep road type terrain. It can range from easy, flatter type terrain, to some pretty significant hills. It will provide a good challenge to any skill level.

Watch a segment on Pedernales Falls State Park mountain biking trails this week (week of April 20) on the Texas Parks and Wildlife PBS TV series. Check your local listings.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.