San Angelo State Park
 San Angelo, TX

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50+ miles


singletrack; doubletrack; jeep trail


SABA (North)  |  SABA (South)  |  TPWD

$3 per person 13 and older/day use (annual pass available for $70)


• Campsites with water and electricity
• Walk-in campsites
• Group camping areas
• Restrooms (with showers)
• Potable water
• Enclosed air-conditioned and heated mini-cabins
• Boat ramps
• Trailer dump station

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(325) 949-8935 - Gatehouse/Reservation Info
(325) 949-4757 - HQ
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San Angelo State Park has more than 60 miles of trails near the Concho River that wind through streambeds, over hills, along cliff faces and down exhilarating descents. ~TPWD

• There are two entrances to the State Park, North and South. The North Entrance will give you access to the longer cross country trails which generally head south. The South Entrance gives you access to the same trail system, plus many other loops ranging in difficulty from 1 to 3.

  San Angelo State Park is one of my favorite places to ride in Texas. It is about a 5 hour drive from Dallas, and worth the dashboard time to ride the trail system there.
  Dallas has some wonderful trails. But for the most part they are 6-12 miles long. With winding singletrack in lake side or flood plain areas. This is a lot of fun, but it does not have the feel of an "Epic" ride. That is what San Angelo State Park (SASP) gives in my opinion. There you can ride true cross country on long ranging single track.
  Overall, I would not call the trails out there difficult. There are many areas which can challenge a seasoned rider.
  But be careful not to compare this trail system to the shorter engineered technical tracks. SASP is not that. SASP is a place to go where you want to ride for hours. It gives the opportunity for more of a marathon style XC ride. Unlike some places where to ride those distances you just end up making laps to log in those miles.
What I like best about this trail system is it mixes some loose rocky technical climbs and descents with some gentile winding wooded singletrack that allows you to put in a few miles in your third chainring.
~ Thed 1 Jan 2009

There are ladder style ramps in and out of the deeper gullies to reduce side bank erosion Rest stop at an abandoned section of the state park (photo courtesy of Thed) At this point there are two trails which are intertwined for 7 miles, the equestrian and the hike/bike trails (photo courtesy of Thed) Rolling down a secton of loose singletrack (photo courtesy of WBC) On many trails, obstacles are intentionally placed to spice up the trail (photo courtesy of Thed)
A smooth section of trail, with the standard cacti sides (photo courtesy of Thed) On the high ground the trail starts to open up into longer straightaways (photo courtesy of Thed) Riding alongside a ridge line (photo courtesy of Thed) Where the singletrack drops in elevation and goes back into the North Concho Valley (photo courtesy of Thed) Less than half of the trail was like this. Packed dirt and sand with aggregate mixed in (photo courtesy of Thed)
Much of San Angelo offers little to no shade (photo courtesy of WBC) Riding back towards the trailhead along side the North Concho River. Headed downstream (photo courtesy of Thed) Going around the drop off. Glad I slowed down on my descents and praising the virtues of disc brakes (photo courtesy of Thed) A mild elevation change. Going up? (photo courtesy of Thed) Negotiating an off-camber, solid rock section (photo courtesy of WBC) Slick rock. The trail surface here is not sand. Its stone and is unforgiving (photo courtesy of Thed)
This was once a dinosaur crossing, so use caution (photo courtesy of WBC) A relaxing, river-side stretch of singletrack (photo courtesy of WBC) The singletrack path would sometimes be flash flood drain paths, eroded 2-4 feet deep (photo courtesy of Thed) Looking down some of San Angelo's fine doubletrack (photo courtesy of Thed) Remember to always share the trail, even with the wildlife (photo courtesy of WBC)
This is called "Flintstone Village". I wonder if it turns into a Western Diamond Back Rattler haven when the weather is warmer? (photo courtesy of Thed) Singletrack straightaways. Be cautious however. On the curves the packed soil and sand becomes loose and dusty (photo courtesy of Thed) A photo like this needs no caption (photo courtesy of Thed) Attacking a rocky, singletrack ascent (photo courtesy of WBC) Turning in to a loose downhill (photo courtesy of WBC) 
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Last modified: 28 November 2011