McKinney Roughs Nature Park is now open to cyclists

Cyclists will share the trails with equestrians and hikers

​From hiking to rock climbing to zip lining, there are a variety of ways to experience the great outdoors at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Now, you can add mountain biking to that list.

LCRA Parks recently opened 13 of its 18 miles of trails at McKinney Roughs Nature Park to cyclists. Mountain bikers will share the trails with equestrian riders and hikers. The park plans to open the remaining miles of trails to cyclists by the end of the year.

"The bike trails are beginner-friendly, but they are also challenging enough to be enjoyed by more experienced bikers. You can spend an hour or a day on the trails and never get bored," said Tom Grundin, McKinney Roughs Nature Park superintendent.

"McKinney Roughs is one of the most beautiful parks around. Opening our trails to cyclists gives people another way to explore the park and enjoy its beautiful scenery."

Just the facts: McKinney Roughs Nature Park is located at 1884 Highway 71 West in Cedar Creek, Texas. For updates related to trail conditions and closures, call the trail hotline at 512-578-5073 or visit www.lcra.org/parks