Sparta Mountain and Belton Lake

MODERATE 14 reviews

Sparta Mountain and Belton Lake is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Killeen, Texas. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

mountain biking

lake

old growth

over grown

Winding Single Track; rocky flat track. Fun Enduro Ride!!

hiking
4 months ago

Worst trail ever. I have to agree they are very poorly marked. what might be a trail is so overgrown you don't know. you have the option of three different trails but the only thing that tells you that you're on your Trail is sometimes a blue paint limb or maybe a rock in the ground. I got lost and it took me for 4 hours. the only reason I gave it one star is because it will not allow you to post without writing it this is the time that you need a negative star

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

The trails are poorly marked- it's easy to get confused especially since the trail outlined here isn't accurate. It's close- you can follow it for a reference and be OK, but there are a few spots that are hard to read. There are also hunters out during deer season (I don't think they're supposed to be out here). Also keep an eye out for cattle.... they wander freely through the area (they ARE allowed to be out here). Overall, it's alright- nothing spectacular.

8 months ago

terrible.

9 months ago

Decent hike but trails are not well marked around the 'check in' point. You will want to have your gps/app accessible. Very quiet hike with no human interaction. Only a few cows to say 'hello' to. I would recommend entering this trail from the Sparta Mountain location. There is a map at the parking lot and you will be able to identify the color coded routes.

mountain biking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

When I went the beginner trail was rough as someone drove a truck through the trail along with what looked like horse's and cow's going through. So Ive tried the Intermitted trail as I rode it before, It was a mistake as it is overgrown with branches covering the trail and sign's and paint nearly covered up or completely gone. If they took more care of the trail's I would give them a better star rating.

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Overgrown trails with very poor signage. Many trails run out into fallen trees and brush. If there were good trail maintenance with some clear trail markings, these could be 5/5 stars. Nice open paths which changes from loamy, piney dirt to very rocky terrain. Sections are difficult to climb but a blast to descend.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 08, 2015

The trails at BLORA were pretty fun to ride. I would recommend that you have a good level of cardio before tackling any of these trails. Also, proper shifting technique is a good skill to have. There are a lot of rocky areas and some cactus to look out for. Although challenging it was worth the effort.

mountain biking
Monday, September 29, 2014

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Saturday, May 26, 2012