A rocky network of trails nested in one of the newer neighbor hoods in Austin. These trails are earmarked for development by private land owners, so ride them while they are still wild.
Exiting the top of Laurel Mountain, one can hook up
Great Hills Trails
or exiting the Spicewood Springs Road
side one can hook up with the
Edward's Park trails
leading up Jester Mountain to the
Bull Creek High Ridge Trails.
Our favorite is "Hamburger Hill." This is about a 50 foot descent that features in order:
Mountain biking fame and respect go to the biker who can climb this monster.
Recent garbage dumping has curtailed the fun on these trails. Jeesh, what an inconsiderate eyesore.
The trail can hold a lot of water, especially since there are numerous stream crossings and fords. This trail will stay muddier than others.
requiring balance, hopping, pogo-action, traction control, or other bike-handling skills.
requiring sustained heart rates and a high lung capacity.
requiring leg power and upper body development.
Spicewood Springs Road entrance:
Laurel Mountain Elementary School entrance
6 miles of networked jeep roads, double track.
80% rocky limestone with exposed bolders, shelves, and ledges. 20% hard packed dirt.
On the lower sections of the mountain, the trails cross stream beds. The beds are normally dry, but fill with water after rain storms.
One 200 foot mountain.