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Colorado Bend State Park

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Very technical, and good elevation change. Make sure your a good climber or have granny gear. Has great camping, right on the Colorado river. Spice wood spring is a great natural spring with water falls to swim in, it only a 1/2 mile hike. The park is way out in the middle of no where. It's a nice place to turn your cell phones of and just get away for peace and quit. Oh ya, you dont get good cell service out there, so make all your call before you get there.
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Latitude
31.050139789961406
Longitude
-98.50135803222656
Trail Length
15 to 20
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Lampasas
State/Territory/Province
TX
Country
US
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Review Date
September 13, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: TK ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Miles of trail with great technical sections, challenging climbs and fun downhill. Probably best ridden with a full suspension for maximum enjoyment. On the sections I did, there wasn't anything terribly dangerous, like 3 foot drops. The trail is marked really well, I only rode 13 miles of trail out of the 20+ that I know of. I can't wait to get back for more.

Recommended Route:
We started at the bottom of Spicewood Canyon Trail and went up, this trail was about 2.5 miles and 200 ft elevation gain. We crossed the road and went left on the Lemons RIdge Trail, rode it about 4.5 miles and then went by the road back to the Dogleg Trail down to River Trail and back to Spicewood. Altogether, about 13 miles or so.

I have also ridden down Spicewood and it was fantastic! Also, I've taken a right at Lemons Ridge across the road from the top of Spicewood and that was a great downhill as well.



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Review Date
June 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Alvis Hill ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Colorado Bend State Park currently has over 30 miles of single track and jeep roads. The trail system is being developed by the Friends of Colorado Bend State Park, many of whom are Waco Bike Club members. Lots of nicely flowing single track, with moderate climbs and sweet descents. The rocky sections will keep you on your toes. For trail project info, check out cbsptrails.com.

Recommended Route:
Start at the gate at the Gorman Falls trail trailhead. Take the connector trail to the Lively Loop, and follow the loop clockwise for about .8 mile to the Lemons Ridge Pass connection. Lemons Ridge Pass trends downhill for about 5 miles. Skip the last section of LRP and cross the road to the Spicewood Springs Trail. Follow it for about a mile to the Spicewood Canyon trail and be prepared to hoot your way down a sweet downhill along the ridge to the River Trail. Follow the River Trail through the camping area, and then another couple miles to Dogleg Canyon connection. Take Dogleg Canyon back up the ridge (1.25 mile climb with some wicked switchbacks) to Cedar Chopper Loop. Turn right about .8 mile to Old Gorman Road Trail, .75 mile yee-haa downhill to the Conference Center. From there, easiest to take the road back to the starting gate for an 18 mile loop!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing close, but this is all you need. It's getting better all the time.



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