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Hours of Operation

WHen is the Texas Eagle Spinning?

We are open every Friday through Monday 8 am – 4 pm for lift-served, downhill mountain biking, and open Tuesday-Thursday from dawn ’til dusk for uphill access to our trails.

Rainy weather affects our hours, so check our social media platforms for updates on closures due to the weather.

Bonus Week

During certain weeks we are open daily for lift-served mountain biking from 8am – 4pm. Please see the dates listed below:

MarchMarch 8th – March 18th, 2024

When can I ride uphill?

You’re always welcome to ride uphill! When the lift is spinning we require a lift ticket in order to ride uphill in order to access our downhill trails, When the lift is closed we require you to stop by the ticket office to sign the liability waiver and pay the $15 land access fee. No shuttling. Head over to our uphill riding page to learn more.

It’s raining. What do I do?

Occasionally the weather gets bad and we have to close Spider Mountain. Rain, lightning, and wind have an impact on whether we can run the lift and open our trails. Unfortunately, we often don’t know what the weather will do or how it affects our trails until the day comes. For example, if the weather predictions show a heavy storm coming, we normally don’t close the mountain the night before. If it’s one thing we know in Texas – the weather can change!

Our mountain operations team determines whether they can open the mountain or not between 6-8 am. Then, the communications team gets the word out via social media and on the website. We do our very best to make the determination early and we thank you for your patience with the process. We know some of you are traveling long distances and are counting on a day at Spider. Our first priority is to keep you safe. If you have questions or are wondering about the weather, please check our website and social media, which we strive to keep updated with the latest on weather delays and closures.

Sometimes, even if the rain stops, the moisture affects our trails so much it makes them slippery, muddy, and unsafe to ride. So while it may be blue skies in the afternoon, our mountain operations team has determined the trails won’t be dried out enough to make riding safe. Again, we appreciate your patience with us and your trust as we make these decisions for your safety.

See our refund policy.

Can I pedal up when the lift is spinning?

Yes! Spider Mountain allows uphill riding on weekdays when we are closed for $15. Visit the Thunderbird Lodge office for a lift ticket and to sign the liability waiver.

Can I book the entire mountain?

Yes! You can book the entire mountain for private events. Email us at to learn more

When can I hike?

You can hike on the Eagle View Hiking Trail any day of the week from dawn ‘til dusk. This .65 mile out and back trail, which covers 330 ft in elevation, is closed to bikes. Scenic lift passes are $10, making this trail the perfect option for those who would like to experience Spider Mountain’s natural beauty, but aren’t ready or able to hop on a mountain bike. Come experience stunning vistas of the Texas hill country and Lake Buchanan from Texas’ only lift-accessed hiking trail!

Upcoming Events

  • February 24, 2024

    8 am – 4 pm

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  • March 8 – March 18, 2024
    Bonus Week

    Open Daily 8 am – 4 pm

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  • March 16, 2024
    HCDH Winter Series

    8 am – 4 pm

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