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Jack Brooks Park

Average Rating:    (3.89 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 62

The trails are mostly all single-track with a lot of short steep hills. Its very winding and off-camber seemes to be the design intended. Watch out for some killer roots and poison ivy. These trails can be ridden by all skill levels but the newbies will find the hills to be pretty hard. Experienced riders will find it technical enough to keep your senses tuned. There are a few steam crossings and bridges are well maintained. Stay off the horse trails, they're marked.
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Latitude
29.36542073941384
Longitude
-95.04409790039062
Trail Directions
Take I-45 south to the FM2004 exit (Gulf Greyhound Track). Turn right after the track and follow FM2004 about 3 miles to the park entrance on the right (across the highway from the Hitchcock Elementary Scool). Follow the park road to the "tee" and go left. You'll end up in the parking lot. Most local bike shops have a map of the trail (sort of).
Trail Length
6 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Santa Fe/ Hitchcock
   


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Review Date
May 23, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: irideiam ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Best trail in Houston area period!!! Good mix of climbing, drops and windy single track in the trees. If you live in the Houston area make the drive, and try it out you'll enjoy it and I guarantee it will be your favorite trail in the area. If you live in Clear Lake as I do it's a 15min drive.

Recommended Route:
Take it easy and slow on your first ride at JB, there are lots of tight turns and surprises around the bends. Try out all the different sections and walk what you can't ride the first time out. It will take some time to get your timing/rhythm down on this trail as it is pretty bursty with lots of sharp turns with quick drops and short steep climbs at the beginning of the trail and in the section called Hell II. Have fun and be safe..........ride on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Memorial Park & Holy Bay / Armand Bayou, but Jack Brooks is by far the most challenging and fun besides it's only 15mins from my house, so I hit it 3-4 times a week............



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Review Date
January 22, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Juan Carlos Barbosa ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was ashamed not having been in this trail before. I live in Houston, I regurlarly ride Memorial Park and Terry Hershey Park trails. This trail was just great. Not a begginer one definitvely. It worthy the trip.

Recommended Route:
Do it all

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Memorial Park, Terry Hershey park Ants Hills.



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Review Date
May 13, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jeff ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This was my first trail ride so for me it was difficult, alot of roots crazy turns. Think we made have ridden the wrong tracks... Even though it was difficult for me I will go back and redeem myself

Recommended Route:
Awesome but difficult for a beginner



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Review Date
December 5, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: selzz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The "Beginning" was way above my skill level but past that and once I got to the "flat" parts this was an awesome trail! This trail has it all, advanced technical parts for those advanced riders, twisty flat areas and some up and downs that are challenging for those intermediate/beginning riders. I helped do some trail work and then the guys showed me around and told me which parts to ride. I am going back as often as I can, this trail is the best I have ridden in the Houston area.

Recommended Route:
For those beginner/intermediate riders take the beginning (walking what you can't ride) to the Crossroads then take Hell 1. This will lead you back towards the "flat" part that is awesome.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This is the best trail in the area. As far as the Houston area goes, Green at MP, Huntsville, Lake Bryan (intermediate (east?) loop)



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Review Date
October 8, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ray h ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
One of the best in houston as long as its dry. Awesone desents very little climing once you can read the trail. The spider drop makes it all woth it.

Recommended Route:
45south get off at the dogtrack exit. Go thru the light take the first street to the right. You'll see jack brooks state park on ur right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anthills, memorial [THE TRIANGLE]!



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