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