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Hill Country State Natural Area

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Hill country riding. Large hills, rocks, views and cactus.
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Latitude
29.608685242542364
Longitude
-99.12826538085937
Trail Directions
151 north from San Antonio to Bandera. Take a left at the only stoplight in downtown Bandera. 1/4 past light check sign for Hill COuntry State Natural Area. Follow directions which will take you another 10 miles or so.
Trail Length
25 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bandera
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: zwe66 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I spent three days riding the Hill Country State Park this past June. The beginner trails are good riding but all the others I rode were too torn up to enjoy, and some were just impossible to ride because of the loose rock. The park rangers are doing their best to maintain them, but I think it’s a loosing battle. The horse traffic has pretty much destroyed the steeper trails, so I’ll leave the trails to the equestrians…

Recommended Route:
Ask the park rangers what trails are good to ride and don’t waste your time trying the others – they just loose rock trails that don’t qualify as “technical.” I will still give the park "3" because there is some scenery.



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Review Date
September 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Bellpepper ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I don't know what that these poeple are thinking, but this trial is good for beginners. Yes there are a couple of hills but mainly it is an easy trial that is good to take the family or girlfriends of over night camping.
I have ridden this trail three times.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None



Comments
zwe66 (06/25/2011)
I spent three days riding the Hill Country State Park this past June. The beginner trails are good riding but all the others I rode were too torn up to enjoy, and some were just impossible to ride because of the loose rock. The park rangers are doing their best to maintain them, but I think it’s a loosing battle. The horse traffic has pretty much destroyed the steeper trails, so I’ll leave the trails to the equestrians…
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Review Date
June 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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Reviewed by: Jerry Davis , from San Antonio, TX

Summary:
This is a fun place to ride. Lots of long tough climbs, and plenty of fast downhills. Off camber around the hill sides. Some nice intermittent shade. The air is nice and cool in the mornings, and there are miles and miles of trails to ride. I've been once, drove about an hour to get there, and will definitely go again. Take a full three-litre bladder, and maybe have a reserve in a cooler in the truck. Take at least one energy bar, because you will need all the juice you can muster to beat the climbs. Beautiful scenery

Recommended Route:
5, 5A, 6



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Review Date
June 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: J Scott , from Stephenville

Summary:
i normally don't review a trail after one weekend of riding, but this will be my exception. lots of great singletrack with endless opportunities. plenty of dropoffs and technical difficulty as well. i spent the whole weekend there and could not get enough of it. good trails to hone in your skills on. bring plenty of water because they have none. camping is only primitive. bandera is just 20 minutes away though. this is definately worth the trip. i will go back as soon as i can.

Recommended Route:
all of the mtb trails are worth riding.



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