Chuck Heinrich Park
Located in the northeasterly portion of the Franklin Mountains State Park, this park offers some of the best trails for mountain bikers who are new to the sport, and hikers will enjoy leisurely strolls along its many trails. It should be noted that signs at this particular park are scarce. Therefore, to access the park go north on Highway 54 and exit MLK and turn left (north). At Jon Cunningham Boulevard turn left (west) until the road dead ends at Chuck Heinrich Park. Follow the trail to the top of the concrete dam then turn left (south) until it reaches the trailhead.
With its longer network of easy to moderate trails, this park is the perfect place for beginning mountain bikers to wet their feet and cut their teeth. Bikers can travel along the Lazy Cow and Mad Cow trails for some great experience and fantastic views. Detailed routes for the various bike trails within the park can be found at www.GeoBetty.com.
Activities: Hiking, mountain biking
Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fee: $4.00 per person, free for pass holders (and free for up to 5 of the pass holder’s friends entering by bike or foot and 14 other friends all arriving in same vehicle)