Riding at Sam Houston Jones
You may be asking, "are there any places to ride my new mountain bike in the Beaumont area?"

The answer is yes, some, but we do have some resources to help you find some places to ride.

VILLAGE CREEK STATE PARK has several miles of single track, and while sometimes a bit sandy, is a great place to start out or refine your skills. $3 day pass per person.
SAM HOUSTON JONES STATE PARK is a favorite among a lot of people. It's around an hour east of Beaumont, just north of Lake Charles. Here you'll find some mild elevation changes, some roots, and a really beautiful park.

Here's a video we took riding the trails on a Specialized Crux:

GREATER HOUSTON OFF ROAD BIKING ASSOCIATION (GHORBA) is a great resource if you're willing to drive to the Houston area. Here you'll find a map, some trail reviews, and most importantly, trail conditions reports.
  • Jack Brooks is one of my favorites. It is highly technical and difficult. It can be a maze at first. It is really well maintained and the trail steward shuts it down if the trail is wet at all.
  • Memorial Park is not usually one I recommend. Because of too many riders ignoring trail closures, they are too worn in the main part of the park. "The Triangle," which is hidden on the maps, is worth riding but not worth the drive. 
  • The Anthills/Hershey Park is a long trail along Buffalo Bayou. It will make you wonder why we can't have nice stuff like that in Beaumont. Take the Eldridge Pkwy exit off I10 just past 610W. Parking is on Memorial Dr. 
SFA Recreational trails/Nacogdoches: Some of my favorite trails. Right by campus, it's far enough North to have some nice climbs and downhills and no roots!