November 13, 2016

Double Lake


Technical Rating: 3 – Beginner/Intermediate(due to distance)
Trail Steward: Jim Mackey & John Blum
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Fees: $7/vehicle/day
Parking: At the mountain bike trail head and The Lodge.
Located a short drive north of Houston. The trail system loops through the forest and is perfect for beginner 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 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, especially in the winter. 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.