Technical Rating: 1-3
Trail Steward: Jim Mackey Contact the Trail Steward
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Directions: Google Maps
Parking: Park near the mountain bike trail head. If no spots are available, parking is available at the day use area.
Located a short drive north of Houston, Double Lake is a trail that invokes positive response and memories from the riders that have ridden there. The trail system loops through the forest and is perfect for beginners, young riders as well as experienced riders who want to go fast. Double Lake is home to the annual Big Ring Challenge (BRC) race and was expanded in 2011 by GHORBA made possible by grants from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bikes Belong, and member contributions. Unlike many trails in the Houston area, the full eighteen (18) miles of this trail are dirt single track that is built to be ridden fast with fast and swoopy turns, rolling single track, and a clean compacted trail surface. Boredom at Double Lake means you need to be riding faster.
Though often touted as a trail that dries very fast after a rain, please be mindful that the trail can still be damaged when ridden while wet. Still, this is the place to go when trails closer to Houston are too wet to ride, as it drains well and the coarse sand actually is faster after it gets a bit damp.
Please note that there is a recreation area use fee per vehicle, payable on entry.
Recent Trail Condition Reports:
Latest reports from Double Lake Recreation Area trail users
|Condition||Short Report||Post date||Name|
|Muddy (do not ride)||4/30 8" of rain - CLOSED||4 days 17 hours ago||jmackey|
|Muddy (do not ride)||Race cancelled 4/29 - Trails closed when rains hit later today||6 days 1 hour ago||jmackey|
|Muddy (do not ride)||4/19 Totally swamped out - Maybe reopen 4/24||2 weeks 1 day ago||jmackey|
|Dry/Loose||4/10 burns done, trails open||3 weeks 3 days ago||jmackey|
|Dry/Loose||Controlled Burns 4/7-8 Some of the trails closed, rest will be smokey||4 weeks 2 hours ago||jmackey|
|Dry/Packed||4/5 Almost completely dry, but getting overgrown||4 weeks 1 day ago||jmackey|
|Muddy in spots||3/24 More Rain...Wait until Sat 3/26 to ride||1 month 1 week ago||jmackey|
|Muddy in spots||3/14 Reopened with wet section bypasses||1 month 3 weeks ago||jmackey|
|Other (see description)||3/10 Closed - 7" rain in last two days||1 month 3 weeks ago||jmackey|
|Muddy in spots||2/23 Trails sponged up rains and are good. C-Tr wet spot still mucky.||2 months 1 week ago||jmackey|