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Trailhead This is the trailhead for the east gate loop. (Photo by Lone_Star) A View Of The Trail The service road runs along the embankment of the lake. (Photo by Lone_Star) Water Skiing Lake Bryan is a popular spot for water sports and recreation. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Kayak Fishing Great place and great way to fish. (Photo by Lone_Star) Bike Trails Numerous mountain bike trails branch off the service road and go into the woods or along the waterfront. (Photo by Lone_Star) Another View Of The Trail A view of one of the mountain bike trails. (Photo by Lone_Star)

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Nice Hike/Bike Trails
By Lone_Star on 5/1/2013
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 7.40 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes

This log covers the trails on the east side of Lake Bryan.  The trails consist of a wide service road that goes along the embankment of the lake and numerous hike/bike trails that branch off of this service road and run through the woods and along the lake.

It is difficult to find a good map of these trails on the internet.  I asked for a trail map when I pulled up to the entrance station and the attendant told me she didn't have any.  So, I ended up just walking to see where the trails went.

I got a late start, so I was running out of daylight when I finished the trails on the east side of the lake.  There is another service road that runs along the embankment of the lake on the west side, but I don't know the distance.  I don't believe it has as many hike/bike trails branching off of it as the east gate loop.

The lake, itself, is very scenic and very popular for boaters, water skiers, and fishermen.  There is also an Icehouse that is open Thurs-Sun that offers food, beer, and live entertainment.

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By soltex41 on 8/23/2005
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A
The main trail loop is on the two damns that make up about 80% of the boundary of the lake. There is a small stretch of trail where one damn ends and you need to follow a county road through a small rural residential area before the trail picks up on the other damn and loops back to the beginning. There are many small loops that branch off the main trail and wind to wooded areas. Several of these side trails are quite nice and there are a few small bridges that cross both dry and wet creeks. Since the main loop is on top of a pretty high earthen damn, it provides for an interesting view over the lake and area countryside. Please note that this trail system was developed mainly for bikes. There is a smaller trail system inside the park itself. These trails have markers that identify some of the trees and other plant life that is found along the trails. Map of the park http://www.lakebryan.net/Portals/bcaf6460-83a0-455d-abd6-44348ed69c2d/mountain_bike_trails.gif
By aggiehiker on 8/1/2005
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Okay so I cheated and rode my bike on the trails, but it was still quite enjoyable. Hardly anybody knows of this little gem, and I saw a total of 3 people the entire time I was there. Nice trails, although at times hard to follow, are well kept. Not too much wildlife, but a good afternoon nonetheless.

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