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Rocky Hill Ranch

Average Rating:    (4.46 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 57

This place has trails for all levels, easier doubletracks that traverse the length of the ranch and tough, twisting singletracks that wind through the pine forest over dry creek beds. Makes for a nice day of riding, whatever your skill level.
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Latitude
30.041755241903328
Longitude
-97.14317321777344
Trail Directions
From Austin take Hwy. 71 South past the city Bastrop, Exit 153, take a left, two miles down the road on your left.
Trail Length
30 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Smithville
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Review Date
September 20, 2015

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Maria ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I was very disappointed trails are not breing taken care of at all
Coyote run and pine run is unrecognizeble
It's not even worth $10 ????
It's pebbly worth $2.50
Last time I go visit that place

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I recommend Waco, Tx. Trail

Cedar hill(joe Pool area, Rowlette preserve



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Review Date
November 29, 2014

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jessetoronto ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice trails that are massively overrated by locals. Thats the story on this trail system. I was in town for thanksgiving and decided to rent a bike and the local LBS and have them point me to the absolute best trail anywhere around. They sent me here. My inlaws neighbor also pointed me to Rocky Hill Ranch.

The really cool thing about the trails is the set up in the parking lot with bathrooms, showers, a fire pit, etc for mt bikers. That was cool. $10 to ride the trails each time - overpriced. Basically this trial system is pure gravel. It kills the enjoyment of riding the trails. The front part of the trail system is not marked well at all, and frankly, you should skip it completely and make your way back to LongHorn Loop area, which were by far the best trails out there. Dont mess around to much on the windy single track on the front half.

The area is very scenic, and a nice ride for a couple hours. But no where near a top 10 trail system like everyone thinks it is. n



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Review Date
June 10, 2014

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Richard Zhang ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Map is confusing. Marking is a mess. I spent more time to read map and find out where I was than I ride in the trail.



Comments
jbk123 (08/03/2014)
I was just out there yesterday and agree. The front section isn't too bad, but the markings on the far back section are terrible and could use some attention. There are signs for things not on the map, intersections not listed on the map. A few places you aren't even sure if it is the trail or not. I ended up going around in a couple of circles due to that (which cost time, water, and energy), so I was too tired to enjoy some of the more fun sections on the way back. While a couple of the winding trails that go beyond that are fun (but really need to be trimmed), the avenue of the pines and the tunnel of the pines to get back are just long, miserable trails through lots of loose gravel with unrewarding climbs.

I think if you go no further than the power line, and avoid as much of the doubletrack as you can, it's a lot more fun and enjoyable.
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Review Date
November 4, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Quik564 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A video summary in HD of Rocky Hill Ranch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_wCJCKVCeM&hd=1

Mountain biking in Texas' lost pines! Rated one of Texas' best MTB trails, RHR provides steep climbs, tight, fast singletrack and even faster downhills.

Recommended Route:
Four bail-out loop options of 6, 9, 10 and 12 miles. Full loop is 16 miles. Make sure to hit the "Grind" and the "Wall"!



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Review Date
September 12, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jbmolyn ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I think rocky hill is one of the regions great mountain biking areas. I've ridden these trails off and on for several years now, and still look forward to riding them. They are fairly fast trails with lots of turns through small wooded paths, small drop offs and moderate texan climbs. The trails have lots of flow

The owners are friendly. I called them up one day because I had forgotten my helmet. They drove out and lent me one for free. I did not even know them! The owners are starting to improve their bar, which several years back was a great place to have a burger and a beer at the end of a long ride. Last time I was there, they just had the beer. Oh well

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Emma long and Barton springs in Austin.



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