Palo Pinto Ramble Professional Review and Guide
"The tiny town of Palo Pinto takes its name from the beautiful natural features found throughout Palo Pinto County. Palo Pinto Creek is dammed to form Lake Palo Pinto to the south. Limestone outcroppings prominent to the east are known to geologists as the Palo Pinto formation, and Palo Pinto is the name of a colorful building stone found here. The town sits on the edge of a small range known locally as the Palo Pinto Mts.
On this ride you'll start in the town, cross the creek, ride along the lake shore, pass the outcroppings, and climb the small range. A favorite feature of this ride is the wooded canyon you'll climb through at the end of the route. This route is described in a counter-clockwise direction from town to save the prettiest part of the ride (and the one store along the way) for last. To enjoy the best portion of this ride right away, consider riding the route in a clockwise direction, starting with a nice descent. Terrain: rolling hills, with a long climb near the finish. Road: US 180 has a wide shoulder; FM roads are two lanes, no shoulder, light traffic."