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Bar H Ranch

Average Rating:    (4.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

All kinds of terrain. Smooth hardpack, loose gravel, rocky creek beds, steep hills. This place is great. Uncrowded, well maintained, good variety of terrains, real hill climbs. The people that run this place are so friendly. For six dollars you can camp-out and ride all you want. They even have showers so you don't have to drive home nasty. Imagine camping out surrounded by nothing but bikers. This place is well worth the drive. Go out and support The Bar-H Ranch.
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Latitude
33.74155557668459
Longitude
-97.47170090675354
Trail Directions
Head west on 82 out of Gainesville. When you get to Saint Jo(about 20 miles)turn right at the dairy queen. Go north of Saint Jo about five miles. There will be a bicycle on the fence to the left. Turn left and go down about a mile. Can't miss it
Trail Length
15 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Saint Jo-Gainesville
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Review Date
September 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: boisebomber ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
rode horeshoe and devil's backbone and back on earls way.....

devil's backbone is the tuffest trail in texas...4.5 miles with over 2500' elevation change. i checked myself into a muenster beir-haus for fluid replacement

IMPORTANT :review the website (http://www.barhbreaks.com/our_trails.htm) .

this interactive trail map describes each trail section. you can piece together a ride to fit your talents and abilities. per-plan your ride as currently there is no map at trail head. trail junctions are marked but no big ole TH orientation map. you'll be shooting from the hip if you don'.

wonderful complex of trails with water and showers and bathroom. $6.00 dialy fee. campng too.

other reviews pretty well describe the trail system.



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Review Date
December 20, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TexReign ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This place is worth the trouble to find! It has enough variety to appeal to everyone. There were challenges that had me pushing uphill, and there were other trails that were great for introducing my friend's kid to mountain biking. (he's hooked now!) With plenty of room for camping and goofing off between rides. Showers (hot and cold) and water/electrical hookups are available. Tia keeps the trails in great shape.

Recommended Route:
Devil's Backbone is the most challenging trail I found and long enough to keep any masochist happy for a while. Horseshoe and the trails it intersects are great Intermediate trails with plenty of vertical work. Commanche Dance is a whirlwind to ride with short climbs, descents, and an extra-tight woods section that will test your slow-speed balance skills. You are never far from camp on any trail, and you can ride till you are beat and not ride anything twice. Oh, but you will ride things twice or thrice once you find your favorites.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Are there other trails in this area?



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Review Date
April 3, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: christexan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There are many trails to choose from each with their own personality, from challenging climbs up and quick descents down a ridgeline and the bluff at the edge of the property, to wide open singletrack through the fields where your legs determine your limits, to the double-track through the center of the property (old ranch access road) that is about as rocky as some of the rockiest trail sections. No big logs, no big rocks to climb/drop, just singletrack, windy, sometimes slippery on loose stone, cross-country riders rejoice, if you are looking for tricks, stunts, challenging creek crossings, ladders, etc, not a place you will enjoy.
Had to post since so few posts are here, and to update the trail location map (nice new feature MTBR). Oh, and the elevation changes from just over 1200ft on the highest portions down to 900ft in the lowest sections (and a lot of criss-crossing along the way, for a good workout). Something you won't find much of in North Texas trails.

Recommended Route:
The access road/entrance road "splits" at the old farmhouse. For the more challenging climbs and descents, go "left" at any of the trail sections off the road (the main entrance, or the left-side of the road split. For the more open/level sections of the trail, take trails away from the entrance side of the jeep road. And for a few windy wooded trails, go "right" from the entrance road or right-split part of the road. The website has all the details, the trails in the middle of the map are the pretty open landscape trails (ride in the morning/evening, in the afternoon these sections bake).
http://barhbreaks.com/our_trails.htm

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Johnson Branch - Lake Ray Roberts near Tioga; Isle Du Bois - Lake Ray Roberts near Sanger; Northshore Trail - Grapevine; Boulder Park - Dallas;



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Review Date
September 22, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Badland Jack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The cool thing about this trail is you feel like you own the place when you are there. Tia and the crew are super friendly, and you can camp just about wherever you want. Don't worry about the six bucks-small price to pay for this amazing mountain bike haven. I spent two days and rode it with my girlfriend-just getting into mtb, and my daughter-loves to ride, but is afraid she is going to break a nail or skin her knees. And I like crashing through the woods with my hair on fire, We all had a excellent weekend. There is something for everyone at this trail. I spent the weekend and only met one other biker. So take a tent and plenty of water, and cruise on out. you will be glad you did.Peace~jackson-out



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Review Date
October 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: James , from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Summary:
I was skeptical to pay $6 up-front to ride. I was pleasantly surprised to receive such a return on investment. These trails are pretty fun. There's nothing really all that technical. There are some good climbs though. You will use your granny gear on some of the Devil's Backbone and Tough Breaks. I can't figure out why Sidewinder was considered technical except for a few roots and ledges to climb. I hit nearly every trail on the map in a few hours. It will be nice when the new section (Phase III) is open. It's definitely worth the investment. It's best described as the single track portions of 12 Miles of Hell but fast like Lake McMurtry in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Recommended Route:
It's hard to say...just choose whatever trails you want. I rode most everything except for a portion of Split Ear so I could do Bureau of Indian Affairs. After a few times out, I imagine you wouldn't need a map.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not sure.



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