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Buck Creek Trails

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

All single track with small climbs and descents. Some technical areas with rocks. Cactus and Mesquite off the trails.
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Latitude
32.49734753572528
Longitude
-99.69007015228271
Trail Directions
Just North of I-20 on East Lake Road (FM 2833). Between The Warren Dodson Police training complex and the City of Abilene Enviromental Laboratory. Gated access for Abilene Bike Club members and their guests.
Trail Length
7miles ( more to be built)
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Abilene
   


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Review Date
November 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bofadeeznuts ,  Racer

Summary:
I wasn’t expecting too much going in to riding this trail but was hoping that it would be a good time. I am glad I went! I stopped by Biketown and talked to Mike, he was very helpful and knowledgeable about the trail and how to get there. I got to the trail and meet up with a few other riders, we started off and I was thankful to have some riders to follow as some of the bypasses came up quick but the trail is marked for the most part. Lots of twisty stuff, straights, up and downs, bridges, berms, and a few loose rocks. The sand was not too bad; one of the guys told me that it had been sandy before the race that they just had so I was glad that it had been packed in. I got to the end and had around 12 miles for my lap. The trail is not too technical but enough for more experienced riders to have a good time and bypasses for newer riders. I think that this is a great trail and if I am back in the area I will definitely be back! Do yourself a favor, if you are in the area it is worth stopping for a few laps! You need to join the Abilene bike club to get access, talk to the guys at Biketown!

Recommended Route:
Start at the trail head and follow the signs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
First time here, not sure.



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Review Date
November 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jumper780 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Lived in the Abilene area for about three years now. I have heard of this trail, but usually traveled to other well known trails in Texas, mostly Dallas/FT Worth area (got bored of the fast smooth track out there, I prefer technical). I finally figured I would give this trail a try. I went by Biketown in Abilene, paid my dues, got a map, and hit the trail, not really expecting anything significant. As soon as I hit the trail, I was amazed at the workmanship that went into this trail. Lots of rocks, boulders, jumps, some man made obstacles and plenty of cactus. I now hit this trail 2-4 times a week as I enjoy technical trails. A fellow biker from Dallas made the trip to ride here and was amazed at the technical difficulty compared to the Dallas trails. You will not be dissapointed, I only wish I had gotten a membership earlier. My hats off to the trail stewarts.

Recommended Route:
Just start at the beginning and finish. About ten miles.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
-San Angelo State Park



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Review Date
March 2, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: climbbikeskione ,  Racer

Summary:
Well, although I just moved to Abilene I have to put up some riding background so you'll understand and appreciate my review. First off, I ride everything from Freeride-DH-Epic XC-SingleSpeed-Cross, and the occasional Roadie jaunt. I came here from the Epic riding venue of the great west and I have spent most of my off road adventures throughout the the continental divide states. With that said I have to admit I was at first disappointed with the idea of moving to central Texas. Let me tell you straight forward that I was VERY pleasantly surprised at the overall layout, technical diversity, and good fun this great little area offers. It is a well thought out mountain biking trail built by very experienced mountain bikers who know the land well. I rode the trail for the first time on my rigid 29er and you could'nt wipe the grin off my face. I don't think the trail was designed for single speeding but I have to admit it is perfect for the SS rider...feel free to gear it 2-1 or such depending on your strength. Heck, If I had my all-Mt full suspension bike or even my Hucker Freeride bike, I would be equally engaged in pure fun...There is really something for everyone in this network of trails. Helmets off to the fellas of Biketown, Abilene for all the efforts in providing such a diverse area for what they have to work with! This is truly a great little area...close to town too!
Bottom line: I was very impressed with what this trail network offered.

Recommended Route:
It's all fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bronte Ranch is rumored to be Epic
San Angelo State Park has 30+ miles of Singletrack
Abilene State Park is in the works.
FM-60 has a short motocross type network



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Review Date
November 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: TNC ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has evolved dramatically over the last 5 years that we've been building and expanding it. It's up to nearly 11 miles now. It is a trail built by mountainbikers for mountainbikers. It has several fairly gnarly and technical sections, but convenient bypasses exist on the hardest sections to allow riders of all skill levels to ride. The trail is well maintained but not "sanitized" to remove the fun and technical areas...bypasses do that. I had an expert level rider and his wife from Moab ride this trail, and they were surprised by the fun factor and challenging aspects of this trail. There are rocks, cactus, drops, and several man-made jumps and stunts. There is plenty to keep an advanced rider engaged. There is even a new man-made feature that has a true bike park level of height and jumping skill required. This is a fun trail with lots of flow and numerous technical sections to keep the interest always going.

Recommended Route:
Start at the beginning and go to the end. Mileage markers, feature names with signs, and a map tie everything together. With the map, you won't get lost and can bail out if necessary. Many on-trail signs keep you aware of your location.



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Review Date
November 5, 2006

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: James Perry ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
WE have just got back(2 okc riders)from four trail's in TX. All the trail's were good-some of TX best - did not finish one and will go back to get it. Out of the four we like this one the best- love the layout and can tell this is put together by riders that understand the area they are working in- The Tech sections were just sic enough!!- can't wait until spring and get back on this gem in TX.
The guy from NM just does not get it- I have ridden the Road Apple and Alien trail and I like them a lot and they are the best in Farmington so I would like to know what trail he speaks of- The Road apple is A great SS ride but not techie at all??
I what to shout out kudo's to the guys who have put together this trail.
The Buck Creek trail around 10 miles- check in with Biketown, this is a membership ride 325-677-2453.



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