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      Hillside trails from N. LBJ; Grey Fox, Roadrunner, Porcupine are closed March through May for Golden Cheek Warbler nesting season. Please respect this restriction as we acquired the property with this stipulation. More than half the property is open year-round.

      Spring Lake natural area is one of the prettiest natural areas with majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss, flowering Mountain laurel (two weeks in March), flowering Kidneywood (April) and many other butterfly attractors. The meadow along Blue Stem in the Spring has an assortment of wildflowers and its namesake, Blue Stem grasses, a Texas native. More than six-and-half-miles of trails traverse the 251 acres with elevation changes from the hillside down to the meadow.

      The area around San Marcos Springs is thought to be one of the longest continuously occupied areas in North America due to its proximity to the San Marcos Springs. In 1926, A.B. Rogers purchased land around the springs and built the Aquarena Springs Resort. Aquarena was sold to Texas State University in the 1990s, and the 251 acres were later sold for residential development. In 2004, the developer and the City of San Marcos were preparing to create a large hotel and conference center on the highest location above the springs. Citizens and conservationists objected, the development was moved east of IH-35, and the city, Hays County and Texas State University committed to securing the property as a natural area. In November 2005, SMGA led a campaign for approval of a $2 million bond as payment toward purchase of the 251 acres. Subsequent grants and donations from Hays County, Texas Parks & Wildlife, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Meadows Foundation, Terry Gilmore, the McCoy Foundation, the Lower Colorado River Authority, and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority allowed the city to purchase the land in 2007.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 14, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      594 ft
      Total Vertical
      173 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      762 ft
      Reports
      198
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      780

      Photos of Spring Lake Preserve Mountain Bike

      26 |
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Oct 10, 2020
      19 |
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 10:09am
      Oct 8, 2020
      trail: Porcupine
      27 |
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:53pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      trail: Porcupine
      57 |
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:53pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      trail: Grey Fox
      41 |
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 8:43am
      Jul 30, 2019
      trail: Roadrunner
      53 |
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 8:39am
      Jul 30, 2019
      trail: Grey Fox
      50 |
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 8:37am
      Jul 30, 2019
      trail: Grey Fox
      58 |
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 7:09am
      Jul 30, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2994324texas2puttsaddreportRoadrunner and 2 more
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 5:14pm
      10 hours
      user #1568387TurntexaddtrailSL1
      May 8, 2022 @ 1:18pm
      May 8, 2022
      user #2994324texas2puttsaddreportPorcupine and 1 more
      May 8, 2022 @ 6:23am
      May 8, 2022
      user #1568387TurntexaddtrailBlue Heron Alternate and 1 more
      May 7, 2022 @ 7:25pm
      May 7, 2022
      user #1568387TurntexupdatetrailBlue Stem and 1 more
      May 7, 2022 @ 7:21pm
      May 7, 2022

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike187 miles594 ft2 miles174 ft
      #4,525#2,010211981630
      E-Bike146 miles587 ft2 miles174 ft
      #1,499#368190
      Hike177 miles587 ft2 miles174 ft
      #3,796#1,87119860
      Trail Running177 miles587 ft2 miles174 ft
      #3,808#1,8721984
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