MANKO 3 - Trail, HOUSTON, Texas

MANKO 3 - Trail, HOUSTON, Texas

DESCRIPTION

FAST ROLLING SINGLE TRACK ALONG CYPRESS CREEK.THE TRAILS START BEHIND -MOORE SCHOOL LOOKING FROM THE FRONT ON THE RIGHT SIDE AT THE DITCH.,GO LEFT (LONG)OR RIGHT (SHORTER)BETWEEN THE DRAINAGE DITCH .RIGHT TRAIL RUNS TO THE GRANT RD BRIDGE(FIRST ONE).THE LEFT RUNS TO THE THIRD BRIDGE (JONES RD)BEHIND COMPACT PARKING GARAGE.(P.S.)GO UNDER ALL BRIDGES. 70 PERCENT OF TRAILS COVERED BY SHADE.LOOK FOE THE TECNICAL INNER TRAILS GOOD UP AND DOWNS,SHORT LOOPS.THERES ONE 30 FOOT DROP OR CLIMB NEAR THE END ON THE MAIN TRAIL.MORE TRAILS ACROSS THE CYPRESSWOOD RD BRIDGE (FIRST BRIDGE),CROSS OVER BRIDGE GO DOWN TO THE NEXT BRIDGE ON THE RIGHT IN THE TREE LINE ON TOP OF THE HILL.THERE ARE MORE TRAILS .THE SOIL MIX OF HARD AND SAND. THE MANKO TRAILS ARE FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDERS WHO LIKE ALL TYPES OF RIDING XC/SHORT TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY,TECHICAL. MORE TRAILS TO COME. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES..

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 24, 2011]
circle4life
Weekend Warrior

This trail is one of the better trails in the Houston area. It is just as challenging as Memorial or Meyer Park. I have ridden this trail several times and it has many different options. My GPS tracked 9+ miles of riding the other day and there are still areas that I haven't explored.

It has everything that you could want. One day my friend took a pretty bad spill on the off road track and potato chipped his from tire. I took the family out there the next day and towed the baby on the paved track for a work out.

Customer Service

All routes depending on what you're looking for that day.

Similar Products Used:

Meyer Park, Memorial, Huntsville State

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 29, 2010]
tjmach
Weekend Warrior

this is a great trail for beginners and advanced riders. there is one entrance that leads to some fun ups and downs, called the pump house run. once you're at the parking lot, head east over the bridge until you see this little utility house on the left. go behind it and to the right (into the grass) and enter the trails immediately to the left and enjoy. there is also an entrance to the left of the trail behind the house, more for beginners.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 23, 2010]
Artdogg
Weekend Warrior

Like others said, trail is not the most technical but has alot to choose from. Ups and downs, long stretches and sandy spots. Lots of foliage growing into trail makes for some interesting rides. Make sure to wear long sleeves as the thorn branches can scratch you up pretty good. Needs to be maintained or ridden more often so it doesn't look too deserted. Abandend buildings gave me a "Texas Chainsaw massacre" feeling. Overall a good ride. Logged 9 miles starting from beyond the soccer fields at the Cypress Creek YMCA.

Customer Service

Take your pick, many routes to explore. I got lost and don't remember how i ended up back at my car.

Similar Products Used:

Anthills at Terry Hershy Park. Hwy 6 to Wilcrest on south side of Buffalo Bayou.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 20, 2009]
eddie kryk
Weekend Warrior

These trails are only 6 miles from my house so travel time is short to get riding.I have ridden these trails at least a dozen times.You can certainly get a mix of singletrack,short climbs and some straightaway for a good cardio workout.I rarely see anyone else on the trails.They are not the most difficult or technical trails but there is alot of interlinking of trails on the east side of Cypresswood and plenty of sandy areas to burn those legs.The trail is very clean and close to major roads so it deserves a looking into.

Customer Service

No recomended route as everyone likes to explore the trail in their own
way.I drop in off of Cypresswood and go South to one of the trailheads but there are many dropins along the creek area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 23, 2008]
mud dobber
Weekend Warrior

I was looking for somewhere to ride close to home and found this little gem. The map is wrong on this site so follow the written directions they will put you right on it. This is a well put together trail with challenges for most riders. There is also the opportunity to extend your ride with connecting trails.

Customer Service

It's all good. We rode for about 2.5 hrs down multiple trails. But you can do laps around this trail if you choose.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 27, 2008]
happyspaniard
Weekend Warrior

Wow, what a great trail! This is the first time for me to try it, and I am extremely pleased with the experience.

I started at the Cypress Creek YMCA (off of 249) behind their fishing tank. Right off the bat I was worried, because the trail wasn't exactly obvious where to go. But after a little deductive reasoning on directions, it opened up to a great trail! One of the things I liked most were the options it gave the average rider. There is a main trail that follows Cypress Creek and branches off to a few of the connecting gulleys. All along the main trail, there are entrances into the technical sections, full of drops, hard turns, and climbs with tree roots. There are different routes within these technical sections, but they all bring you back to the main trail following the water. I was out for about 2 1/2 hours and don't think I covered the whole trail!
I tried to make my breather/water breaks at a scenic spot so I could snap a shot with my camera phone, I posted them here.
All in all, a great trail. I definitely plan on making this trail a part of my regular routine!

Customer Service

Starting at Cypress Creek YMCA and going until Moore Elementary made for quite a challenging ride. There were many more options to take, but that was the one I went with. Be sure to stay tuned, because in the near future, this trail will connect to quite a few others!

Similar Products Used:

The locals call this trail (MANKO 3) "Cypresswood Improper". My home base trail is the actual Cypresswood Trails ("Cypresswood Proper" I guess you would call it). Not as lengthy, but a fantastic ride, follows creekside, runs from Kuykendahl Rd. and stops behind Meyer Park. I can't be sure, but I think this trail will eventually CONNECT to Cypresswood Improper.

Also, the Cypress Creek Preserve has a GREAT new trail in the Timberlane Neighborhood in Spring. I set up a post about it on this site, you should definitely check it out!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 27, 2008]
happyspaniard
Weekend Warrior

Wow, what a great trail! This is the first time for me to try it, and I am extremely pleased with the experience.

I started at the Cypress Creek YMCA (off of 249) behind their fishing tank. Right off the bat I was worried, because the trail wasn't exactly obvious where to go. But after a little deductive reasoning on directions, it opened up to a great trail! One of the things I liked most were the options it gave the average rider. There is a main trail that follows Cypress Creek and branches off to a few of the connecting gulleys. All along the main trail, there are entrances into the technical sections, full of drops, hard turns, and climbs with tree roots. There are different routes within these technical sections, but they all bring you back to the main trail following the water. I was out for about 2 1/2 hours and don't think I covered the whole trail!
I tried to make my breather/water breaks at a scenic spot so I could snap a shot with my camera phone, I posted them here.
All in all, a great trail. I definitely plan on making this trail a part of my regular routine!

Customer Service

Starting at Cypress Creek YMCA and going until Moore Elementary made for quite a challenging ride. There were many more options to take, but that was the one I went with. Be sure to stay tuned, because in the near future, this trail will connect to quite a few others!

Similar Products Used:

The locals call this trail (MANKO 3) "Cypresswood Improper". My home base trail is the actual Cypresswood Trails ("Cypresswood Proper" I guess you would call it). Not as lengthy, but a fantastic ride, follows creekside, runs from Kuykendahl Rd. and stops behind Meyer Park. I can't be sure, but I think this trail will eventually CONNECT to Cypresswood Improper.

Also, the Cypress Creek Preserve has a GREAT new trail in the Timberlane Neighborhood in Spring. I set up a post about it on this site, you should definitely check it out!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 18, 2005]
Raidon
Cross Country Rider

I ride these trials about three times a week and it is a nice combination of trails. It is mostly single track in the woods. Some technical short climbs, log crossings, a couple of fast down hills, winding flowing speed runs, and some flat wide sections. The surface is mostly hard pack with some loose patches. There are a couple of area's that are sandy, but none of them are very long. Some area have roots, but nothing to bad. Most technical sections have a easy bypass. This area drains very well after rain, except one area called waterworks (see map). There are many entrances (look at the map). If you get off the trails in some place there are some really nasty thorn bushes. The big loop that we uasally do once a week is about 12 miles, but includes some riding around the HP campus and YMCA. These trails have been around about 10 years. They have been expanded alot in the past few years. We have created a map and is posted on Yahoo groups 'cypresswoodtrailgroup' look under 'files'. We will continue to expand these trails. The name we have used for this trail is Cypresswood Improper. We are planning to connect this trail with Cypresswood and TC Jester.

Customer Service

I have always started at Moore grade school. Start at the back of the school by the chain link fence take stay go to the right this will lead you to the bridge at Cypresswood. Go over the bridge go right at the end and drop down the cement (go fast) straight shot through the tall grass follow to the right once past the drop follow trail to left, this will open a (usally dry) holding tank. Go to the left and there is drop through the tank (if wet go around). Up on the other side go right the trail then turns into the woods follow to first right up the hill and go left on the ridge. Out to the next bridge on Cypresswood. cross over the road and follow creek, look for entrance to left, follow trail around and back to the first bridge. That is just the beginning.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 06, 2005]
OCEANBLUE
Racer

FOLLOW UP DIRECTIONS--MANKO3- THE ROLLERS- WHEN YOU COME TO THE FIRST BRIDGE OFF THE MAIN TRAIL ,GO UP AND CROSS OVER THE CYPRESSWOOD RD BRIDGE -STAY ON THE RIGHT -KEEP GOING YOU WILL SEE ANOTHER BRIDGE TURN RIGHT ALONG THE CREEK LOOK FOR THE TRAIL; ALONG THE TREE LINE-. THEY RUN UP AND DOWN THE RIDGE AND ALONG THE TOP -- SKILL LEVEL -AT LEAST NOVICE- FOR BIKE HANDLING SKILLS ... MORE TO COME

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 03, 2005]
OCEANBLUE
Racer

rode the trails sat -sun ,had an blast theres somthing here for any rider,took 2 days of riding (i think )to ride most of the trails ,you have to look for the orange tape tied to the trees and (X) .i started on the right side trail(along the brick wall) good fast loop.warm me up-some of the trails need to be ridden on more .rode the long trail the start is at the chain link fence next to the jogging track the best trails are across the first bridge ,keep riding until you see the second bridge,in the tree line start there.these trails have big UP and DOWNS.BEST IN HOUSTON alot of potential there. (p.s )i rode the main track all away down to the third main bridge,and stop, the trail looks like it could go on for miles.OVERALL these trails have something for everyone ,you just have to spend the time riding.

Customer Service

all

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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