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Flat Rock Ranch

Average Rating:    (4.46 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

Excellent Hill Country biking on a pay to ride private ranch. Moderately technical descents. Climbs around 300'. Lots of limestone. Two independent loops each of about 9 miles.
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Latitude
30.05178526942313
Longitude
-98.88214588165283
Trail Directions
From the intersection of IH 10 and US 87 go East (left) at the flashing light at Farm to Market 473. Go one mile to Flat Rock Creek Road and turn North (left). The pavement ends four miles later at the gate to Flat Rock Ranch.
Trail Length
18+ miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Comfort
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Review Date
August 19, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: endoguru ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The best trails in the Hill Country. Good mix of climbing technical and flowy downhill single track.

Recommended Route:
The Lower Loop is more flowy but the Upper Loop has the Mad Bomber Section which is lots of fun.



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Review Date
July 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Charles ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail has some good climbs and great downhill for Texas. Was not overally technical. Great place to ride just wish it was more technical.



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Review Date
October 8, 2010

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: rmillet ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
AWESOME. I like this 10X better than Lincoln Parish Park in Louisiana. I found there to be adequate shade, if you got a flat you could find shade no prob on a hot day (some reviews make it sound like it's desert....)

Rocky on parts, not overly technical, and great open scenery vs. piney woods and jungly trails I normally ride. This place is great. I'd drive up to 8-10 hours to ride here and maybe camp out....ride for two days, worth it.



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Review Date
April 26, 2010

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: bsdc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a hilly ranch with two large cross country loops. There's not much that's terribly technical for an avid rider but there's enough there to be a lot of fun. The trails are a bit long and remote for most beginners.

I met a couple of guys there from Oklahoma. They've ridden numerous trails in about 44 states and most of the trails here in Texas. They said Flat Rock Creek was their favorite in Texas and one of the best in the country.

It gets a bit exposed on the hills. I wouldn't want to be caught out on the trails on a really hot or cold/windy day. There are some bail out roads if needed. I think it would be best to ride this in the Fall or Spring.

Recommended Route:
Both loops reach about 1900 foot elevation. I don't know why one is called Upper Loop and the other is called Lower Loop. The Lower Loop is about 15 miles and goes up and down throughout. The Upper Loop is about 12 miles and puts most of the climbing in the beginning and ends with a long descent. You can do one, the other, or both. I think they are both equally fun.



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Review Date
October 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Wildmanatheart35 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I have been in SA for 2 months and have rode thes trails about 6 times. First and foremost they are well maintained on the lower loop(Which is 17.5 miles according to my computer) in the lower part you have to watch out for the cattle, the sheep will quickly get out of your way there are some very good downhill sections here, I even left the locals on the pipeline decent,and the evil worm. It was alot of fun and if your are serious about mountain biking you have to ride this trail, it has almost everything you could want in a trail. the owners and the locals who keep up these trails have done one Hell Of A Job on them. The upper in which i rode on a day when i rode them both. Is as it was put to me very gritty and rock trail favorite parts are in the middle to the end, the first 5 miles are hell on earth for riders and bikes alike. But it was 10.5 miles long

Recommended Route:
Ride all of the lower loop it is most of the time very flowing and fast

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tapatio springs



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