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Dixie Farm Rd at Clear Creek

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

There are 2 sets of trails straddling Clear Creek and associated drainage ditches. These are mainly used by ATV/4wheelers and motorcycles, but they are great bike trails! The soil is the same as Jack Brooks - hills made from dredgings made up of dark flakey "gumbo" - that is Great when dry, but mushy and almost impossible to ride within 3 weeks after a rain. Lots of whoop-de-woops, sharp climbs/drops, flowing singletrack - great for either X-country or freeride freaks. Not many exposed roots! Banana spiders, mosquitos, and snakes are local fauna. Trails along the ditches/bayous are great for warmup/cooldown. Doubtful they will ever be threatened by Development or land-management issues. Singlespeeders will like most of the trails - but everyone will have spots where they will have to portage (carry) their bike up a steep climb. These trails are not very IMBA or environmentally compatible - but they are extremely FUN. Ruts from ATVs are a managable hazard.
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Latitude
29.55949674876617
Longitude
-95.21575927734375
Trail Directions
Go to the Dixie Farm Road/FM1969 exit at the Gulf Freeway (45/75 South) [1 mile south of the 45/Beltway-8 intersection - 7 miles north of NASA Road] Go West towards Pearland - to the Beamer intersection, then past it west for appx 3/4 mile. To the left you will see a Paintball field, to the right some open fields with obvious ATV tracks. To park you can either (1) take Beamer North to Scarsdale, then left/west to the hike-n-bike trail at Blackhawk. [take the HNB trail to the south then ride till you see Dixie Farm, then ride west] (2) go past Clear Creek and find a place to park, (3) park off the road near the ATV trails. THE SAFEST ACCESS is from the Scarsdale/Blackhawk Hike-n-Bike trail.... which also gives you a great paved warmup ride (and an alternative when the trail is wet). I recommend to view the trailhead from Dixie Farm, then ride to it from the HNB trail.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Pearland-Sagemont
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Review Date
June 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Singlespeeder , from Southside-Pearland-Sagemont-Clear Lake

Summary:
ALOT better trail than Frankie Carter park on 2351 (I called it by the wrong name in 1st review).
Easy access for riders from Pasadena, Pearland, Friendswood, Clear Lake, South Houston, Sagemont, etc.

Recommended Route:
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Review Date
June 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Singlespeeder , from Pearland

Summary:
Great trails for Southsiders to enjoy instead of treking to Memorial Park and/or Jack Brooks. Kinda like a compact version of Jack Brooks with --less roots, --wider trails. Expect ATV and moto traffic. Use plenty of insect repellant (harmless banana spiders and nasty mosquitos) and sun-screen.
The Blackhawk/Scarsdale HNB trail is a great warmup/cooldown - a better MTB warmup is the trail next to the bayou, but does not have the potential scenary (i.e. running and walking babes) available at the HNB between 5pm-7pm.

Recommended Route:
Exit Scarsdale going west. Continue west until Blackhawk, then a short ways to the paved-hike-n-bike trail. Park at the parking lot for the 'park' take the HNB rail South. At the south loop of the HNB you'll see a clearing and some asphalt... ride until you see Dixie Farm then take a right/West. You will soon seen a large ditch which usually you can cross, then enter the first set of trails. The 2nd set of trails are West of Clear Creek and require a 100 foot ride along Dixie Farm road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
JBP. 2351/Walter Hall Park (extremely short and limited trails!)



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