November 13, 2016

Stephen F. Austin State Park

Difficulty: Beginner
Length: 6.20 miles
Status: Most lower trails remain closed due to river flooding. Upper trails have been resurfaced and are mostly flat. Trails may close do to poor conditions. Please call the park office for immediate updates, 979-885-3613.
Technical Rating: 1
Trail Steward:  Tom Shaughnessy
Fees: $5 per day, per person 13 and older.  Fees waived for Texas State Park Pass holders and during volunteer activities.
Parking: Available throughout the park, trail head parking is most convenient.
Description: Stephen F Austin State Park (SFA) is a hidden gem west of Houston.  Though this trail does not feature any technical features to speak of, the layout and flow of the trail make for a fast ride similar to Double Lake.  Swooping through the trees along the banks of the Brazos River the trails at SFA are smooth and flowy unlike the root gardens of Houston proper.  Combined with gradual elevation changes and a few steep hills makes for a fun, fast ride .  SFA’s trails are multi-use and two-way so always use caution on these and always be in control of your speed.