TRAIL GRAND OPENING - Buescher State Park
Well, here ya go. The day we have been waiting for and a new place to ride East of Austin. Official Message from Cullen Sartor below. Thank the park while you are there for providing a new place to ride and to encourage them to extend the amount of trails there and in Bastrop.
The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived! The trails at Buescher State Park will be open for mountain bike traffic beginning on August 15, 2013.
This project could not have been completed without countless volunteer hours. I would like to thank all of you who have taken part in this. Volunteers consisted of individuals coming out on their own time, scheduled group work days, and specialized groups. The specialized groups are members of the Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks, Central Texas Trail Tamers, Trails Across Texas crew of Texas Conservation Corps, the Student Conservation Association, and the Bridge Maniacs of the Lost Pines Master Naturalist Chapter. Trail tools were provided by Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks.
If you see any of these folks around, please give them some appreciation because they do deserve it. Please help spread the word to folks to come enjoy a great single track mountain bike ride through the Lost Pines forest of Central Texas at one of your state parks, Buescher State Park. Hope to see you on the trail.
Buescher State Park
100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957
Do you have any more info on the trails? How many miles of trails, what skill level etc...?
Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...
Currently the trails are only appr 6 miles one way, but you have to out and back so you add mileage that way or by doing additional loops or going back the other direction.
These are the first MTB trails in the Bastrop park system and I believe the intent is to continue to expand the trails.
The terrain is both flat and hilly . Soil varies from sand, to clay, to gravel.
I would say the trails are probably overall a 3 (don't really know since they have not been ridden yet and I am not a trail rater)?
These are not technical since they are multiuse, but I think they should flow nice once they are packed and worked in. If you have ever been to Rocky Hill Ranch which is right up the road a mile or so, the terrain is similar.
Overall, the trail consists of existing hiking paths that were already there, trails that were moved (there used to be a trail that just followed a pipeline and it was boring, so it was moved to the woods), and new trail to add distance and make things nicer.
I attempted to save the trail map as a jpeg and attached it to this response, so hopefully it works.
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