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Cedar Brake Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This a place that you really oughtta go check out sometime. It’s pretty typical Texas Hill Country—broken limestone and rolling hills—but this is the only place I know about with real dinosaur tracks. Right over there, close to where you get on the trails. Be sure to go take a photo or two by the “real” dinosaurs. You can take the family out here and camp and take the kids for a ride, then take your pals for a ride, then eat some burgers, and then ride some more. All the trails are in a reasonable proximity to the main camping area, right across the river. Be sure and take a map, although you’ll probably get lost anyway. It’s easy to get turned around here because of the maze of various loops that wind around the hills. With all the trees it’s hard to see any familiar landmarks, but you will occasionally find a spot with a nice overlook."
--Chuck Cypert, Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma (Menasha Ridge Press).
I spent 2-3 hours and covered about 5 miles and didn't make a dent. This was just a great place to ride. Some of the trails actually go through the 2 inch deap water. I suggest starting early, allowing yourself plenty of time in case you get a little turned around. Most of the course is marked off pretty well, but it can still get confusing.
A little of everything if you know how to find it, which can be difficult. Lots of broken limestone with creekbeds and some moderate length uphills. Some descent technical, nothing too extreme. All of it can be ridden with maybe the exception of some areas with loose rock. It is hard to beat finishing your ride with a dip in the river.
Great ride. Lots of interconnected trails for all levels. Home of the Blazing Saddles 6-hour race, 24-Hours of Rocky Hill race and on the TMBRA race schedule at least once a year. Say hi to Diane Uhl (usually at the saloon) who purchased the land to keep it open for bikers.
There's a small fee to enter the park, but it's worth it! There is a lot of fast, twisty singletrack through the trees. The woop-de-dos through the dry creek beds are also alot of fun. When you get to the Wall, lay off the brakes and hammer, or else you'll be walking up. Bring extra money for the famous Rocky Hill burger at the end of the ride.
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