BLORA Mountain Bike, Bike trails
Hiking trails, Horseback Trail Rides and Paintball Course near Killeen, Texas!
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Jacob's Review:
   Riding Horses is fun and if you have a birthday party you can go here!
   The mountain biking is awesome - you can ride your bike in the grass and dirt and go over rocks and sticks and stuff! It's neat when you go through the forest on your bike! But don't go if it is raining cause the ground will be too muddy to ride your bike through!
   You have to be ten to do paintball - but I wouldn't be scared to do it, and it would be fun, too!


Dad's Notes:
   Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA). BLORA features many fun activities for the entire family. They have horseback riding, mountain biking, paintball, camping, swimming, boating. Anything you can think of to do with being outdoors and chances are, you can find it at BLORA.

   Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area is located on North Nolan Road (Sparta Road) approximately 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to the park is also possible from FM 439 and Sparta Road.


Horseback riding: Trail Rides, Open to the public. For ten years & older, pony rides for the younger ones. Daily trail rides, call ahead for specifics/current information. Trail riding is available year round. There are over 1,200 beautiful acres spread across BLORA for riders to explore.

Children under 10 years of age are not permitted on the trails. However, there's still fun with pony rides and a small animal petting area.

Daily Guided Trail Ride Hours: Cost -$20/person per hour
Tuesday - Saturday Rides depart at 0730, 0830, 1030, 1200, 1330, 1500 & 1630
Sunday Rides depart at 0730, 0830, 1000, & 1200
Special arrangements may be made for Sunday evenings and other times for special occasions. Please call and we will try to accommodate

Pony Rides: Pony Rides - $5/per 20 minute session (9 years of age or under)
Pony Rides are parent led in a riding ring. Three 20 minute sessions per hour are available and may not be split among more than one child at the $5 per child fee.
Helmets are provided. Riding fee will not be prorated

Petting Zoo: A small petting zoo is on site o Cost is $3 per child to enter o $1 (optional) to feed

Mountain Biking Courses & Trails:A number of different trails from easy and short to long and difficult. Also a great place to meet others who are into mountain biking! If you don't have your own mountain bike, you can rent bikes there $10 for 2 hours or $20 for 8 hours. Don't forget to pick up the Mountain Bike Trail map after checking in at the BLORA Reservation Office.

Use of the Mountain Bike trails is Free for Authorized Family and MWR patrons and is only $3 for the General Public.
Don't forget that after you've enjoyed the BLORA Mountain Bike Trails, you have to clear with the registration office or by calling 254.287.2523

Paint ball Courses: They have three separate courses and a target range. They have a $10 first timer package that is great for the kids, they do need to be at least 10 years old. The first timer package includes guns, paint-balls, safety equipment and range use! Call or visit the web site for other prices, supplies and rental prices.
The Paintball course is temporarily closed until further notice due to pending construction. Check back periodically to find out when it's finished and reopened.

BLORA
www.hoodmwr.com/blora.htm#ranch

Admission (subject to change - last we checked it was):
About $15 an hour - Horses
About $3 per - Mountain Bike Park
Paintball Around$10 or $20 w/equip

Phone Numbers:
254.287.2523

Drive Directions:   Through Post: Take US 190 West to Fort Hood Main Gate, 1st Ft Hood Exit, You are now on Hood road going north. Continue past Battalion ave, take right on old Ironsides, continue 3m to Martin Drive (near Airfield) turn left. Continue over cattle guard aprox 1 mile to N. Nolan road & turn right. 9.5m to BLORA entrance.

Through Belton: US 190 W to loop 121. North on loop 121 aprox 4m to Sparta Rd, Left. 4.4m to BLORA main Entrance.

Through Killeen: WS Young North to Rancier (old 439), right. 12m to Sparta Rd, left. 4.4m to BLORA main gate.


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Jacob Tip:   Wear pants when you ride the horses & visit the Horse Cavalry at Ft. Hood if you like horses! Bring a bottle of water or some Gatorade when you go mountain biking because you get thirsty! And the best way to do paintball wars is to lie down and hide!
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