Trail Map

The four-mile circuit comprises four loops designed for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Distances are approximate:

  • Field Loop — 1.1 miles (Green)
  • Creek Loop — 1.3 miles (White)
  • Inner Loop — .7 miles (Red)
  • Main Loop — 1 mile (Blue)
Student bike on the TAMUc bike trail
Biker riding on the biking trail at the Outdoor Adventure.

Bike Rentals

The Outdoor Adventure Center offers free bike rental for day use on the trail and clinics and group rides to develop good mountain biking skills and connect with other bikers.

Visit the center at 5251 TX-178 Spur to get started!

Know Before You Go

We may close the trail when it is too wet or muddy for use. Our trail is in a low-lying flood plain and has clay-based soil. Footprints and tire tracks in wet conditions lead to significant erosion issues and cause lasting damage. This can lead to significant closures while the trail dries out, especially in winter. We love using the trail and aim to get it open as quickly as possible.

  • Waiver: All trail users must have a signed waiver on file. Once the waiver is filled out one time, it does not need to be filled out again. There are blank waivers at the kiosk at the trailhead and a mailbox to put the completed waivers in. You can also fill out a waiver at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
  • Register every visit at the trailhead kiosk.
  • Hike or Bike: The trail has been professionally designed for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Many people use the trail to walk and jog away from busy streets. No motorized vehicle or equine use is allowed on the trail.
  • Ride Open Trails: Respect trail closures. Do not trespass on private land.
  • Dogs: Must be kept on a leash at all times. If they poop, you scoop.
  • Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.
  • Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Ride within your limits.
  • Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you’re coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.
  • Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.
  • Plan Ahead: Prepare accordingly by knowing your equipment, your ability, and your riding area. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear. Participation can be hazardous.
  • Organized events and activities: Must be scheduled with Outdoor Adventure.
  • No motorized vehicle or equine use is allowed on the trail system.
  • Concerns or emergencies: If you have trail concerns, contact Outdoor Adventure at 903.886.5164. If it's an emergency, contact UPD at 903.886.5111 or 911. If it's a non-emergency, contact UPD non-emergency at 903.886.5868.

Contact Us

  • 5251 TX-178 Spur
  • Commerce, TX 75428

Hours of Operation

5 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

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