Jack Brooks Park - Trail, Santa Fe/ Hitchcock, Texas

Jack Brooks Park - Trail, Santa Fe/ Hitchcock, Texas

DESCRIPTION

The trails are mostly all single-track with a lot of short steep hills. Its very winding and off-camber seemes to be the design intended. Watch out for some killer roots and poison ivy. These trails can be ridden by all skill levels but the newbies will find the hills to be pretty hard. Experienced riders will find it technical enough to keep your senses tuned. There are a few steam crossings and bridges are well maintained. Stay off the horse trails, they're marked.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 22, 2014]
TX_GCIS
Cross Country Rider

Best technical trail in the Houston area. Has may short, steep climbs, roots and technical features that will challenge any rider. Has several TTF Technical Trail Features, like Teeter Totters, Step up Drop and even a large wooden Berm on the Home Stretch. Beginners will find this trail system a little too much. But you can ride around or walk all of the areas that are too complicated. It is a ONE way trail. You start at the beginning and follow the markers and watch for the Do Not Enter signs. This trail is REGULARLY maintained by a great tail steward and dries within days of a heavy rain. You can check the Yahoo Groups Page or Facebook page for Jack Brooks Park to get the status of the trails after a rain. Great place to get in a technical, challenging ride.

Customer Service

One Way...Start at "The Beginning" and do it all.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 23, 2013]
irideiam
Cross Country Rider

Best trail in Houston area period!!! Good mix of climbing, drops and windy single track in the trees. If you live in the Houston area make the drive, and try it out you'll enjoy it and I guarantee it will be your favorite trail in the area. If you live in Clear Lake as I do it's a 15min drive.

Customer Service

Take it easy and slow on your first ride at JB, there are lots of tight turns and surprises around the bends. Try out all the different sections and walk what you can't ride the first time out. It will take some time to get your timing/rhythm down on this trail as it is pretty bursty with lots of sharp turns with quick drops and short steep climbs at the beginning of the trail and in the section called Hell II. Have fun and be safe..........ride on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Memorial Park & Holy Bay / Armand Bayou, but Jack Brooks is by far the most challenging and fun besides it's only 15mins from my house, so I hit it 3-4 times a week............

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 22, 2012]
Juan Carlos Barbosa
Weekend Warrior

I was ashamed not having been in this trail before. I live in Houston, I regurlarly ride Memorial Park and Terry Hershey Park trails. This trail was just great. Not a begginer one definitvely. It worthy the trip.

Customer Service

Do it all

Similar Products Used:

Memorial Park, Terry Hershey park Ants Hills.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 13, 2011]
Jeff
Weekend Warrior

This was my first trail ride so for me it was difficult, alot of roots crazy turns. Think we made have ridden the wrong tracks... Even though it was difficult for me I will go back and redeem myself

Customer Service

Awesome but difficult for a beginner

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 05, 2010]
selzz
Weekend Warrior

The "Beginning" was way above my skill level but past that and once I got to the "flat" parts this was an awesome trail! This trail has it all, advanced technical parts for those advanced riders, twisty flat areas and some up and downs that are challenging for those intermediate/beginning riders. I helped do some trail work and then the guys showed me around and told me which parts to ride. I am going back as often as I can, this trail is the best I have ridden in the Houston area.

Customer Service

For those beginner/intermediate riders take the beginning (walking what you can't ride) to the Crossroads then take Hell 1. This will lead you back towards the "flat" part that is awesome.

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This is the best trail in the area. As far as the Houston area goes, Green at MP, Huntsville, Lake Bryan (intermediate (east?) loop)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 08, 2010]
ray h
Weekend Warrior

One of the best in houston as long as its dry. Awesone desents very little climing once you can read the trail. The spider drop makes it all woth it.

Customer Service

45south get off at the dogtrack exit. Go thru the light take the first street to the right. You'll see jack brooks state park on ur right.

Similar Products Used:

Anthills, memorial [THE TRIANGLE]!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 14, 2010]
scauley
Cross Country Rider

JB is an absolute must ride for the avid mountain biker. I've read many of the reviews and was curious why the overall ranking was so low. Well it's a shame that reviews don't expire with time because I can only assume that perhaps the trail wasn't as well maintained in previous years because all of the bad reviews were several years old. All reviews within the past few years have been excellent, which is an accurate description. JB was built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers and maintained by mountain bikers. I ride there a couple times a year and would ride more often if it were closer to my house (1.5 hours away.) Do not attempt to ride it wet. It will suck and you will just damage the trails. If it's dry, it's time to ride. I am an inter/adv rider and find Jack to be the perfect amount of challenge for me. There is a lot of up and down stuff, some challenging rooted/short climbs, tight twisty stuff through the trees. It's just got it all compared to any place else around Houston. It even has some purpose built TTFs that are nice (bridges, jumps, etc.) If you are looking to mtb in or around Houston, here are your options in order... Jack Brooks, Memorial, Cypresswood, Huntsville, Double Lake. Some might put Cypresswood last, but it close to my home and my regular trail, so I have to give it #3. One last thing about JB. When it's dry it's great. It doesn't get sandy like other places. The black clay literally dries and starts cracking. It's like riding on asphalt. LOVE JB! Happy riding! Oh and if you are wondering how two "4" ratings equals a "5" overall.... well, i wouldn't like it as much if it were a 5 in those categories. So overall, it get's a 5 from me as the best trail around Houston.

Customer Service

Lookup Jack Brooks Park on Google Maps. It's about 30 minutes south of Houston. Take a right in to the Park off of FM2004. Take a left at the "T" intersection and park anywhere in the parking lot at the end of the drive. You will see the signage at the back of the parking lot. One trail for horses and one for bikes. The bike trail has a wooden frame around the entrance to keep the horses out. The trails are marked. Just ride until you're tired and look for Home Stretch to get back to the parking lot. It's a natural loop, but you can get turned around on the jeep trail that leads through the middle. Best to go with someone the first time, but not necessary.

Similar Products Used:

Memorial, Cypresswood, Huntsville, Double Lake, Rocky Hills

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 19, 2010]
bluemirage188
Weekend Warrior

Awesome trail, well maintained. Cant say enough about it, a little out of the way for me but defintely worth the drive. I think anyone who is a real mtb'er should go here when in the houston area. This exemplifys the best of what houston riding has to offer. I've ridden most of the major trails while in Houston for business and can say that its the best. I live in CT and the riding is far more challenging there and this comes the closest. There are many trail features and some stuff that will make you look twice before atempting.

A must if you want an epic day of riding.

Customer Service

Trail is one way, starts off with the floating bridge crossing. Will say that the red trails are the more demanding but the blue trails can be just as fun. hell 1 and 2, dragons back, the playground, home stretch, are all good and worth hitting while your there. I didnt ride every trail there but at least 80% and it was a couple hours all said and done.

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The other houston areas dont compare, go here! bring water and TP, the bathrooms at the park are pretty bad, but when you gotta go.... and there is no TP.... anyways be prepared. Its a few mile drive out to the highway to get a gas station/restroom.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 07, 2009]
voodoo-rider7
Cross Country Rider

Jack Brooks was well maintained, awesome trail. It was very casual with its tricky spots. Will return soon. Wood work was great, had a ton of fun @ PLAYGROUND. Massive snakes on trail/ banana spiders everywhere. Very cool to see nature so up close. Would like to meet the guys who maintain the trail, possibly even get a small (rider funded) race going out there. Great work guys, Im going back saturday AM.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 28, 2009]
HoustonKid
Cross Country Rider

Best trails in H-Town by far. Jack Brooks is worth the drive.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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