Two Salado Rambles Professional Review and Guide
"Salado is a small village that traces its history back almost 150 years. The town developed as a center for agriculture and trade. A small, clear creek runs through the heart of Salado. Gristmills and cotton gins were built near Salado Creek, and hotels and stores prospered there until the railroads that bypassed Salado were constructed. Salado has been revitalized by the restoration of a variety of shops, historic sites, excellent restaurants, and charming bed-and-breakfasts. Pleasant parks along the creek preserve the relaxed atmosphere of Salado.
Two rambles leave Salado in opposite directions, one heading east through fairly level farmland and ranch country, with several nice crossings of Salado Creek. You'll ride past some lovely farms, rural homes, and an especially scenic crossing of the creek at Summers Mill. The second route (30.7 miles) heads west through more challenging terrain toward the shores of Stillhouse Hollow Lake. This is a more difficult but equally rewarding route, passing through less-cultivated ranch land with distant Hill Country vistas. Terrain: gently rolling hills. Road: lightly traveled FM and country roads."