Biking Trails at Canyon Lake

Madrone Trail

N 29°54.306’
W 098°13.731’

The Madrone Trail gets its name from the Madrone Tree. There are several of the trees near the trail head with in the first 2 miles of trail. The tree is famous for its pinkish red bark that is visible at certain times of the year. Recently, Boy Scouts set up a fence around one of the larger Madrone Trees along with a plaque describing the tree specie.

The trail is approximately 8.2 mile hike and bike trail located in Canyon Park.

It is an intermediate to advanced level mountain biking trail with several sections that are fairly technical to most riders. This includes drops, ledges, tight turns, narrow path and other natural obstacles.

The trail head parking is located on Canyon Park Road approximately one mile off of FM 306 on the North side of the lake.  Cyclist are encouraged to wear helmets, respect other trail users and respect the parks natural resources while riding the Madrone Trail.

The trail was recently marked with new distance marks. if you need to know how far you have come you can refer to the distance parks along the trail. They are also color coded in case you get lost or need help.

If you or your group is interested in helping with trail building or trail maintenance, please contact the Canyon Lake Office at 830-964-3341.

Madrone Trail Map


Canyon Dam Crest Trail

Canyon Dam Crest Trail is a straight, long trail that runs along the crest (top) of Canyon Dam. This trail is accredited for beautiful views of Canyon Lake.

You can access the trail from Overlook Park at the top of C.O.E. Road on the South end of the dam or from the North end of the dam off of North Park Road. Both locations offer parking.

Canyon Dam Crest Trail is also popular with hikers, photographers, or anyone wanting to view beautiful Canyon Lake, so please be respectful to these visitors while riding across the dam.

Canyon Dam Crest Trail Map (coming soon)


If you are interested in volunteering to help us maintain any of the trails at Canyon Lake, contact our volunteer coordinator.



This site last updated on December 6, 2011