5.2 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-501 ft
Descent
738 ft
High Point

Enjoy a ride with pretty good elevation gain for this area at around 100' per mile With the ups and downs as shown on the elevation chart, this is a good route for interval training. Most of the route is under good tree canopy and has some beautiful scenery, especially during spring when you may see the creek flowing. This route has some good flow areas as well as some rocky, chunky areas.

Detailed Description
Best of Spring Lake is a 5 mile popular intermediate route located near San Marcos Texas. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 507 ft with a max elevation of 738 ft then descends -501 ft.
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Trails in Route

Centipede5,016 ft
Porcupine1,083 ft
Grey Fox1 mile
Buckeye1,549 ft
Skink Link801 ft
Blind Salamander Way2,185 ft
Blue Heron938 ft
SL1253 ft

Details

More Stats for Best of Spring Lake mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    50 min 46 sec
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    590 ft
  • Altitude start
    619 ft
  • Altitude end
    623 ft
  • Grade max
    -18.1%
  • Grade min
    28.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,000 ft

Directions

  1. Walk northwest on Blue Heron.
  2. Continue for 30 meters.
  3. Walk west on Blue Heron.
  4. Continue for 30 meters.
  5. Walk northwest on Blue Heron.
  6. Continue for 60 meters.
  7. Walk west on Centipede.
  8. Continue for 200 meters.
  9. Walk west on Centipede.
  10. Continue for 70 meters.
  11. Walk west on Centipede.
  12. Continue for 90 meters.
  13. Walk west on Centipede.
  14. Continue for 600 meters.
  15. Walk west on Centipede.
  16. Continue for 600 meters.
  17. Walk northwest on Blue Stem.
  18. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  19. Turn left onto Centipede.
  20. Continue for 400 meters.
  21. Walk south on Roadrunner.
  22. Continue for 700 meters.
  23. Walk west on Blue Stem.
  24. Continue for 80 meters.
  25. Walk southwest on Grey Fox.
  26. Continue for 100 meters.
  27. Walk southeast on Grey Fox.
  28. Continue for 200 meters.
  29. Walk south on Grey Fox.
  30. Continue for 400 meters.
  31. Turn left to stay on Grey Fox.
  32. Continue for 500 meters.
  33. Walk northeast on Grey Fox.
  34. Continue for 500 meters.
  35. Walk east on Blue Stem.
  36. Continue for 500 meters.
  37. Walk north on Buckeye.
  38. Continue for 300 meters.
  39. Walk east on Buckeye.
  40. Continue for 200 meters.
  41. Walk west on Skink Link.
  42. Continue for 300 meters.
  43. Walk south on Blue Stem.
  44. Continue for 200 meters.
  45. Walk south on Tonkawa.
  46. Continue for 200 meters.
  47. Keep left to stay on Tonkawa.
  48. Continue for 700 meters.
  49. Walk south on Blind Salamander Way.
  50. Continue for 30 meters.
  51. Walk east on Blind Salamander Way.
  52. Continue for 400 meters.
  53. Walk east on Blind Salamander Way.
  54. Continue for 200 meters.
  55. Walk northeast on Tonkawa.
  56. Continue for 50 meters.
  57. Walk northeast on Tonkawa.
  58. Continue for 20 meters.
  59. Walk northeast on Tonkawa.
  60. Continue for 30 meters.
  61. Walk northwest on Dead End-Not a Trail.
  62. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  63. Turn right onto Tonkawa.
  64. Continue for 300 meters.
  65. Walk southeast on Blue Heron.
  66. Continue for 200 meters.
  67. Walk north on SL1.
  68. Continue for 90 meters.
  69. Walk east on Blue Heron Alternate.
  70. Continue for 40 meters.
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Blind Salamander Way
Sep 9, 2023 @ 12:56am
Sep 9, 2023
Centipede
Sep 9, 2023 @ 12:56am
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Porcupine
Sep 9, 2023 @ 12:56am
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Skink Link
Mar 4, 2023 @ 5:23pm
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Closed until May 31 for Golden Cheek Warbler nesting season. Please do not ride or hike. reporter
Grey Fox
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Closed until May 31 for Golden Cheek Warbler Nesting Season. Please do not ride. reporter
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