Aenimopiate, what trails in Big Bend and Guadalupe are open to bikes? I have done tons of hiking in both, but just recently got into cycling. TIAAenimopiate said:Hardest area in Tejas is a tie, in my opinion. The winners are: Guadalupe Mountains State park, and Big Bend National Park. Bring mucho water when you go, though.
I really hope your kidding about 'riding where you please' in those parks. Riding there is only allowed on the established roads.Aenimopiate said:The beauty of both of those parks is that you can blaze your own trails. Unless there's a sign stating otherwise, you can ride where you please; just stay mindful of the ones who live there, ie the local flora and fauna if you go there and find an outrageous trail, or a new way to travel, come back on here and let us know
This is true it would seem - according to my (admittedly a few years old) copy of Hiker's Guide to trails of Big Bend National Park, "Motorized vehicles and bicycles are permitted on designated roads only."Scary Mc said:I really hope your kidding about 'riding where you please' in those parks. Riding there is only allowed on the established roads.
I 2nd this...............Ride4Beer said:Any talk of tough in the North End of the State has got to include Cleburne State Park. That place is insane. Rolling hills, baby heads, jumps, ledges, technical trail features. Its got it all. The spillway climb is not for the faint of heart. It will destroy you. After that, I would say Dino Valley State Park or The Devils Backbone at Bar H Ranch. The backbone has 3000 feet of elevation change in four miles. That's pretty darn tough.
Cameron is my favorite place to ride North of Austin. Its just totally different from Cleburne. The climbs at Cameron are much more brutal on the lungs and the black diamond stuff is fantastic, but the damage potential at CLE with the flying rocks is enormous.wermfud said:No one said Cameron Park? Am I that weak? Moving to Dallas soon, can't wait to hit Cleburn, Bar H and Dino Valley for the first time.
Flat Rock Ranch in Comfort has a downhill course that holds the "state championship" in the spring during the TMBRA Race weekend.Richard85 said:DH/freeride trails in texas?