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Rancho Morales

Average Rating:    (4.57 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

9 miles of twisty, gravely, spiny, singletrack on private land owned by mtb racer.
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Latitude
27.676231320549014
Longitude
-99.65972900390625
Trail Directions
5 miles N. of Laredo on FM 1472. Located on right by Motorola tower.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Laredo
   


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Review Date
December 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ahsalinas66 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
the rancho morales rocks!!! very technical , still can not climb all hills. end up hiking some of trails. i can descend all of them, which i dare most. can get lost out there!! i have found some other trails by the river, starting behing dellwood on allen st. all the way to behind indian sunset. there are several trails bak there, i know them like the back of my hand. i do these almost daily, the ranch i go weekly or whenever i can. who ever wants to kwow/cruise these trails or ranch call me tony 956 775 1487

Recommended Route:
river trails fun, not very technical some cool descents, but i been seeing lots of activity by mcnaboe park

Other recommended trails in the same area:
rancho morales, off mines rd right before branson trailers, turn right on copper mine, cont. to tin mine, it's the next entrance past tin mine sign, turn left., gate always open. see the start of trail sign on your right as u enter ranch near house, see the finish sign behind the little club house to the left rear of it. those are the technical trailss ill post pix later



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Review Date
August 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: pebblehoppertj ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First of all this trail is awesome ! I recommend it to everyone that has a chance to make it there. Just wish I would have known about it I lived there... go ride it !!!!!!!!!!!!! just awesome!

Recommended Route:
THE LOOP !

Other recommended trails in the same area:
THE LAKE !



Comments
ahsalinas66 (12/16/2010)
the rancho morales rox. 5 of 5 the trails behind from dellwood all the way to behind indian sunset i ride daily. bout 10 miles. rancho morales i ride weekly. it's super challenging!!!!!!!!! bridges, hills, hellish descents, u will get lost on these trails , very winding, gravell slippery'!!
ahsalinas66 (12/16/2010)
rancho morales rocks i go weekly i also have some pretty cool riverside trails behind dellwood, ending behing indian sunset area, 4 of 5 those trails. the rancho rox, i still have not conquered all the trails there, they are t e c h n i c h a l !!!!!
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Review Date
September 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dubmkv ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Well me and my buddy ride this trail pretty often, its a good training spot. First off... it's not 9 miles, it's 4 and a 1/2 or so. It is somewhat technical and some climbs are tough, my buddy is the stronger of both of us on the climbs. I have trouble getting through all of the sections without having to "hike a bike." The one climb either one of us has yet to accomplish, but i havent seen anyone else climb it, is "the logs" as we have come to call it. There are plenty of cactus, alot of heat, and way too many thorns. My buddy is no beginner by any means, and although i started riding a year ago, i dont consider myself a bad rider at all. Combined we have taken on trails in Houston, Smithsville, Austin and San Antonio; and yet i still think this is an excellent trail. My friend and i were doing 4 laps in high heat at one point. It's the best place to ride in the area and dont let anyone convince you otherwise. Due to trail difficulty and laredo conditions(really hot), this trail gets a good rating. If your in the area don't pass it up. If anyone is interested in going we try to meet Saturday's anywhere from 8-10am and Sundays in the afternoon.

Recommended Route:
There's a start, there's an end. Ask Rob (the owner) or look for the entrance in the fence on the front side of the houses. If you feel like working on climbs take the hill down the right side of Rob's house (if your facing it) and keep going... stay against the fence till you get to the big 3 climbs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The only other trail in laredo is at Lake Casa Blanca, but it's hard to find the trail and no where near as fun.



Comments
pebblehoppertj (05/06/2007)
Im Looking foward to riding this trail in the near future . I used to live in Laredo but since have moved to Houston where i have picked up MTB . I travel to Laredo quite often so see yall there .

Daniel
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Review Date
August 11, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: jhinojosa23 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow, this trail was great! This is one of the most technical trails I have ever been on. The trails are twisty and full of rocks which makes it hard to turn. Especially when there are cacti on both sides of the thin trail. There are some nice drops with boulder-like rocks all the way down. The trail is 9 miles, but I only did five because it took about an hour to find. I never found the starting point because we started to late and got hotttt by 11am. I will be going back ASAP.

Recommended Route:
7.5 miles North of Loop 20 on FM1472. The street sign is Copper Mine. Look for a mail box that says Morales, and there will be an abandoned Bordon milk truck at the entrance. From here I was not really sure where the trail starts. I think I started in the middle. My best friend is from Laredo and is now hooked on riding so as soon as he finds out I will post it.



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Review Date
February 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: l.m. , from laredo

Summary:
a great chalenge!!for all aspects of mtb riding.



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