Madrone Trail - TRAIL

Madrone Trail - Trail, Canyon Lake, Texas

Eight mile loop of diverse hill country terrain. Lots of elevation change. Challenging single track climbs and descents. Opened May 2002. Intermediate level trail.

User Reviews (22)

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Brad   Weekend Warrior [Mar 16, 2014]

Jarring! Very rocky hill country ride, with great vistas and some short climbs. Saw a bald eagle on the ride.

Similar Products Used: Also rode Dante's Trail in Purgatory Natural Area in San Marcos. Great little network of trails.
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4
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3
jbarr999   Weekend Warrior [Mar 21, 2011]

Rode Madrone trail for the first time over the weekend. Just eough rocks to keep you on your toes. Lots of fun, did not see a biker the whole trip. Headed off in the correct direction from the get-go, but somehow made a wrong turn somewhere and ended re-doing some of the trail. Stll spent a good 2.5 hrs just riding around. Nothing really to nasty, but i would'nt take a beginner there.

Customer Service

Lost from get-go.

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4
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2
paulbrainerd   Racer [Aug 19, 2010]

I'm a regular at Madrone. Love to race it. 8 mile loop. Down is a labyrinth, return a straight shot. Clear markings throughout. Beautiful vistas. Sharp turns. Be prepared for an intense drop and climb in the first 20 minutes of the route. Hellava introduction. Then, it's a nimble negotiation of rock gardens and switchback trails. There are 2 crux rock gardens that need be negotiated to keep the roll. One is on the downside after you cross a service road and shoot a rock wall climb, and the other is near the end at the boat docks. Pick your line........ it can be very unforgiving of error. It's a rough trail, but it keeps me honest. 1 hr 15 min if you man up...... most others 2 hrs.

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5
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3
rfelici   Weekend Warrior [Apr 08, 2010]

Cussed the entire time on trail. Challenging, some technical areas, some cool scenic areas. Other than that, came out of it alive.

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4
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4
Dudeji   Cross Country Rider [Nov 14, 2008]

Great training trail for a weekend getaway from Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio. Nice flow, and good shade for the most part. Beautiful vistas and the lake is nearby for a quick cool down. Bueno....

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5
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4
boisebomber   Cross Country Rider [Jan 04, 2008]

nice trail....intermediate mostly. the 2 mi. section adjacent to TH would take advanced rider to finise the whole section. lots of opportunities to take air. lots of short ledges to jump up. probably one of the funnest 2 mi. of trial in texas.

section parallel to road from north to south loops should be called Stegasauras Spine as it is one long rock garden.

8 mi. total. 2 mi. advanced. 70% shade. TH sign and map. no markers on trail. easy to navigate.

good, fun, ride.

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5
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4
bsdc   Cross Country Rider [Nov 27, 2007]

Nice trail. Twists, turns, small drops, small climbs, lots of hard pack, a few rock gardens, and lots of trees. I was able to ride most of it on a rigid single speed. Some gears and suspension would be fun on this trail. It reminded me a lot of Muleshoe.

Similar Products Used: Muleshoe, Reimers Ranch, Pedernales State Park
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4
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3
mike   Cross Country Rider [Aug 07, 2007]

The trail is great. I have been riding since i was 12. So i'm always looking for something hardcore, this trail is it. I live only 2 miles from it. I ride it almost every day and it still challenges me.

Customer Service

none hit it all at full speed.

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5
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4
Homeslice   Cross Country Rider [Jan 11, 2007]

This is simply a great trail. It has wonderful flow. I don't think many of the young riders understand that trails are different in their character and what purpose they provide. This trail is great for folks wanting to sneak some time in the woods and be put into a nice rhythm- like trance. Also, it's great for a short weekend from the city. When you’re rating this trail understand its purpose. It’s not supposed to be the South Bounday in the Rockies or Fruita. It's a nice evening release for working-class folks and students to get in a stress reliever and a workout before their next local race. I build trail all over the country, and this one is perfect for its purpose. If you need more of a work out hit two or three times like I did and pick up the pace each lap. Then enjoy the beautiful view, have slice of pizza and a cold one. As for you morons expecting Whistler, stop complaining and comparing apples to oranges, and volunteer your time to help build some trail and learn something about diversity of trails! I'll be sure to ride this little treasure again when passing thru.

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5
VALUE
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4
biga6462   Cross Country Rider [Jun 09, 2006]

This is a great trail to ride and is very unique. Imagine just riding through an rough undeveloped area in the Hill Country. The ride is like a new exploration even though there are some areas of the trail that man power was used to make it look like a trail.There are some nice jumps and a few technical spots. I would recommend that you use a full suspension bike because the ride can get rough at times. The first time I road this trail I used a hardtail but it was pretty rough. Also bring an extra tubes because there are some very sharp rocks.

Customer Service

Only One way to go

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4
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4
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