Buck Creek Trails - Trail, Abilene, Texas

Buck Creek Trails - Trail, Abilene, Texas

DESCRIPTION

All single track with small climbs and descents. Some technical areas with rocks. Cactus and Mesquite off the trails.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 13, 2011]
Bofadeeznuts
Racer

I wasn’t expecting too much going in to riding this trail but was hoping that it would be a good time. I am glad I went! I stopped by Biketown and talked to Mike, he was very helpful and knowledgeable about the trail and how to get there. I got to the trail and meet up with a few other riders, we started off and I was thankful to have some riders to follow as some of the bypasses came up quick but the trail is marked for the most part. Lots of twisty stuff, straights, up and downs, bridges, berms, and a few loose rocks. The sand was not too bad; one of the guys told me that it had been sandy before the race that they just had so I was glad that it had been packed in. I got to the end and had around 12 miles for my lap. The trail is not too technical but enough for more experienced riders to have a good time and bypasses for newer riders. I think that this is a great trail and if I am back in the area I will definitely be back! Do yourself a favor, if you are in the area it is worth stopping for a few laps! You need to join the Abilene bike club to get access, talk to the guys at Biketown!

Customer Service

Start at the trail head and follow the signs.

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First time here, not sure.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 07, 2008]
Phill
Cross Country Rider

Rode this trail for the Bent Wheel Bash race. I'm not a very experienced rider, but this trail is very well taken care of. It has some very challenging rock gardens up a few hills and around some turns. There are some great places to grab some air if you are courageous enough. It has a few hills not too many. Its hard to gain to a top speed in some places as there are many spots that force you to focus on sharp turns in quick succession. This is the trail you leave town to go visit.

Customer Service

Dunno, only took the route the race told me to...take em all!

Similar Products Used:

MLK @ Lubbock and Ransom Canyon.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 07, 2007]
jumper780
Cross Country Rider

Lived in the Abilene area for about three years now. I have heard of this trail, but usually traveled to other well known trails in Texas, mostly Dallas/FT Worth area (got bored of the fast smooth track out there, I prefer technical). I finally figured I would give this trail a try. I went by Biketown in Abilene, paid my dues, got a map, and hit the trail, not really expecting anything significant. As soon as I hit the trail, I was amazed at the workmanship that went into this trail. Lots of rocks, boulders, jumps, some man made obstacles and plenty of cactus. I now hit this trail 2-4 times a week as I enjoy technical trails. A fellow biker from Dallas made the trip to ride here and was amazed at the technical difficulty compared to the Dallas trails. You will not be dissapointed, I only wish I had gotten a membership earlier. My hats off to the trail stewarts.

Customer Service

Just start at the beginning and finish. About ten miles.

Similar Products Used:

-San Angelo State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 02, 2007]
climbbikeskione
Racer

Well, although I just moved to Abilene I have to put up some riding background so you'll understand and appreciate my review. First off, I ride everything from Freeride-DH-Epic XC-SingleSpeed-Cross, and the occasional Roadie jaunt. I came here from the Epic riding venue of the great west and I have spent most of my off road adventures throughout the the continental divide states. With that said I have to admit I was at first disappointed with the idea of moving to central Texas. Let me tell you straight forward that I was VERY pleasantly surprised at the overall layout, technical diversity, and good fun this great little area offers. It is a well thought out mountain biking trail built by very experienced mountain bikers who know the land well. I rode the trail for the first time on my rigid 29er and you could'nt wipe the grin off my face. I don't think the trail was designed for single speeding but I have to admit it is perfect for the SS rider...feel free to gear it 2-1 or such depending on your strength. Heck, If I had my all-Mt full suspension bike or even my Hucker Freeride bike, I would be equally engaged in pure fun...There is really something for everyone in this network of trails. Helmets off to the fellas of Biketown, Abilene for all the efforts in providing such a diverse area for what they have to work with! This is truly a great little area...close to town too!
Bottom line: I was very impressed with what this trail network offered.

Customer Service

It's all fun!

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Bronte Ranch is rumored to be Epic
San Angelo State Park has 30+ miles of Singletrack
Abilene State Park is in the works.
FM-60 has a short motocross type network

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 21, 2006]
TNC
Weekend Warrior

This trail has evolved dramatically over the last 5 years that we've been building and expanding it. It's up to nearly 11 miles now. It is a trail built by mountainbikers for mountainbikers. It has several fairly gnarly and technical sections, but convenient bypasses exist on the hardest sections to allow riders of all skill levels to ride. The trail is well maintained but not "sanitized" to remove the fun and technical areas...bypasses do that. I had an expert level rider and his wife from Moab ride this trail, and they were surprised by the fun factor and challenging aspects of this trail. There are rocks, cactus, drops, and several man-made jumps and stunts. There is plenty to keep an advanced rider engaged. There is even a new man-made feature that has a true bike park level of height and jumping skill required. This is a fun trail with lots of flow and numerous technical sections to keep the interest always going.

Customer Service

Start at the beginning and go to the end. Mileage markers, feature names with signs, and a map tie everything together. With the map, you won't get lost and can bail out if necessary. Many on-trail signs keep you aware of your location.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 05, 2006]
James Perry
Cross Country Rider

WE have just got back(2 okc riders)from four trail's in TX. All the trail's were good-some of TX best - did not finish one and will go back to get it. Out of the four we like this one the best- love the layout and can tell this is put together by riders that understand the area they are working in- The Tech sections were just sic enough!!- can't wait until spring and get back on this gem in TX.
The guy from NM just does not get it- I have ridden the Road Apple and Alien trail and I like them a lot and they are the best in Farmington so I would like to know what trail he speaks of- The Road apple is A great SS ride but not techie at all??
I what to shout out kudo's to the guys who have put together this trail.
The Buck Creek trail around 10 miles- check in with Biketown, this is a membership ride 325-677-2453.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 07, 2006]
texasbiker
Weekend Warrior

The locals seem pretty proud of this trail, though I'm not sure why. Coming from Farmington, NM, it's hard to find trails in Texas that live up to those gnarly dirt coasters up in the mountains. This one's so full of rocks (big and small, all of them loose) that it's nearly impossible to get any momentum going. If you're into slow and technical, you may like this one. Another little word of wisdom; if there's even a little bit of rain in the area, stay off the trail! The combination of big river rocks and that west Texas dirt (high clay content) makes for a nasty combination. It's slicker than snot and the mud gets sticky and will gum up your machine PDQ! I got caught in a little shower about halfway through the trail and had to bail and carry the bike back out. In short, this is not a beginner's trail. The abundance of rocks, roots, and akward climbs make it slow and tedious. But if that's your thing, have a ball yall!

Customer Service

Get a map from the local shop (Biketown) and just follow the markers.

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Good luck finding anything else in Abilene- too flat!

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 21, 2006]
sierra blanco
Weekend Warrior

11+ miles of trails that wind through typical west texas landscape. Guys at Biketown are constantly updating the map and adding technical/stunt sections. Go by to get map to carry with you, unless you can memorize the map at trailhead... Mutt's Loop is the newest section not on the map. It is right past the "roller coaster" section and has a great rock jump. Trail offers plenty of variation - rocks, trees, up and downs, man-made extras.

Difficult ride in summertime...Texas heat and rattlesnakes (I have ridden over 2 non-rattlers that were crossing the trail, and have killed 2 rattlers while riding). Be wary of cactus as well.

Customer Service

Beginners - Mesquite Forest

Unless you are going to ride the entire loop (well-marked), use the map to know where you can make short-cuts.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 14, 2005]
teuton
Cross Country Rider

Buck Creek is now 10.7 miles. This is a great single-speed bike course. There are some neat technical spots and lots of rocks but nothing that can't be climbed with a moderate gear. I used to take my fs race bike through here but I really find it faster and more fun with a single speed hardtail. It's very hot in the summer so bring lots of water as there are few shady areas. It sometimes floods about 7 miles into the course when it has been very rainy. Overall, it's a nice little trail and the best around for a radius of 80 miles. Stop by Biketown if you are in Abilene over on South First - it's the best bike shop in Abilene and they're good guys too!

Customer Service

Just follow the arrows. There are a few bypass points throughout the course but it's better just to ride the whole thing.

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Nothing close but I would recommend The Breaks at Bar H ranch, Dinosaur Valley State Park at Glen Rose, San Angelo State Park and Cameron Park in Waco.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 04, 2005]
jkish
Weekend Warrior

A nice trail (loop) with a little bit for everyone. This trail packs a lot of variety for West Texas. It weaves through cacti and mesquite trees, interspersed with short up/downhill and rocky technical sections. Great scenery. Abilene Bicycle Club (ABC) has done an excellent job keeping up the trail and making the most of the land. Would give a 5, considering the area, but because ABC packed in so much trail, you feel like your going in circles, resulting in a lack of flow. Worth taking a small drive for. Definitely don't pass up this ride if in the area and know someone with a membership.

Customer Service

Follow the signs. No way to get lost. Slime tires. Need a membership or know someone with a membership. Helmets required.

Similar Products Used:

San Angelo State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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