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Bluff Creek Ranch

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 14

The trail has lots of rolling single track weaving in and out of trees and through creeks for the first six miles or so. Beginner to intermediate. Next is Gas Pass, which is a wicked downhill. Another downhill is a stair-step (Pack Mule?) then there is a 120 ft. uphill suspension bridge (pretty cool), and a section called Roller Coaster, then back to the house. There are several bike-cattle guards you will need to be careful crossing. Camping is available, there is a small lake to swim in. $6.00 a day to ride.
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Latitude
30.057951374728297
Longitude
-96.90473556518554
Trail Directions
Hiway 77 North from La Grange, or South from Giddings, Turn East on farm road just North of Warda Store. Look for sign on Left Drive slowly, avoid hitting the Longhorn cattle, and sign in at the house. (he has a well-stocked bike shop there too)
Trail Length
11
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Warda / La Grange
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Review Date
September 23, 2012

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: Bosshoss1979 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is real fun. The first half is quick and has good tree cover. The new guy that manages the place was nice and gave us the info we needed about the trails and where to go. The price is now $10 per person to ride. The second half of the trail has some nice downhills. The roller coaster trail at the end is a blast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky hill ranch



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Review Date
March 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Paul ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
they added more trail now 7.5 miles



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Review Date
August 2, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

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Every few months

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Reviewed by: billyloon ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good ups and downs. Good tree cover. Usually not too muddy except after a big rain.

Good lake to camp on, but make sure you go with a small group and shut it down by 10pm. Also keep dogs on a leash at all times. They are really strict about late night noise since there are usually boy scouts or families here camping. There is 1 site that is claimed to be the "party spot" but it is right in the sun with no tree cover, is located within 10 feet of the trail so you will see heavy bike traffic, it's not on the lake, and the grass is about 2 feet tall. I don't know how anyone could even use that site to camp at.



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Review Date
July 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

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Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gurthang ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Nice wooden ramp at the beginning of the trail (when turning around the pond), very good for learning how to jump for beginners and intermediate. First half (around 4 miles) is a fast singletrack. Nothing too technical. Roots, sand, minor roller-coaster and not very twisty, so the beauty is how fast you can go. The second half (another 4 or so miles)is more fun and intense. First prepare for a few short steeeep downhilhs and leg-burning uphills and one or two switchbacks in a narrow trail overlooking a small ravine. Then climb a hanging bridge (no danger of falling sideways), take a nice longer, less steeper but rooty downhill and get to the tabletops segment. Finish with a little bit of roller-coaster.

Short but varied, intense and playful. Wish it was longer, but it's the perfect combo with Rocky Hill Ranch.

Recommended Route:
Always keep pink marks at your left. When you are done, go to Murphy's Steakhouse at Winchester (South then West).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky Hill Ranch (20+ miles!)



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Review Date
February 25, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

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Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bmwuk ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
As the description states, this is a single track, one way trail that is laid out very nicely and impossible to get lost since you just need to keep the pink ribbons along the trail to your left. I would say this isn't a beginner's course with some really great ups and downs but an intermediate biker like myself could handle most of it, only having to walk short portions of it (crazy incline at one point).



Recommended Route:
I know it has some pass throughs to avoid the hay field (north part of trails) but all in all it is the same for everyone. All in all this trail was a blast to ride. The ownership was extremely friendly and the trail is well maintained. 100 miles from inner Houston, I believe the trip was well worth it.



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