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Hours of Operation

The Texas Eagle lift Hours

The lift is spinning every Friday through Monday 8 am – 4 pm. There are certain weeks of the year that we will be open all week. View our bonus weeks here. Rainy weather can affect 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 for the 24/25 season:

ThanksgivingNovember 22nd – December 2nd
ChristmasDecember 20th – December 30th
Spring BreakMarch 14th – March 24th

When can I ride uphill?

You’re always welcome to ride uphill! When the lift is spinning we require a lift ticket to ride uphill and to access our downhill trails. When the lift is closed we require you to stop by the Thunderbird Lodge office to sign the liability waiver and pay the $15 land access fee. Head over to our uphill riding page to learn more.

If 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 will affect our trails until the day comes. One thing we know in Texas – the weather can change!

Our mountain operations team determines whether they can open the mountain between 6-8 am the day of. At that point 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.

Sometimes, even if the rain stops, the moisture affects our trails so much it makes them slippery, muddy, and unsafe to ride. While it may be blue skies in the afternoon, our mountain operations team will deem the trails unsafe. Again, we appreciate your patience with us and your trust as we make these decisions for your safety.

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Can I pedal up when the lift is spinning?

Yes, however, a lift ticket is required during this time. You can only bike for $15 when the lift is not spinning.

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 during daylight hours. The hiking trail features 330 ft of elevation change and covers a distance of 0.65 miles. It is closed to all bikes. The trail will require a $15 land access fee. Come experience stunning views of the Texas Hill Country and Lake Buchanan on foot!

Can I ride the lift without biking?

Yes, of course you can! Our scenic chairlift ride costs $15 and is a great way to get a view of Spider Mountain and Lake Buchanan while sitting back and relaxing. It is also an option to ride the lift up and hike back down with the Eagle View Hiking Trail.

Upcoming Events

  • May 18, 2024
    HCDH Spring Series #2

    8 am – 4 pm

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  • May 25, 2024
    Power Kids Group Ride
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    8 am – 12 pm

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  • June 22, 2024
    HCDH Spring Series #3

    8 am – 4 pm

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  • July 10,2024
    Pool Party

    8 am – 4 pm

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