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Rock Garden Trail

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 4.1 (7)

A steady climb with tight switchbacks, broken up with occasional rolling sections.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Singletrack

3,395' 1,035 m

High

2,799' 853 m

Low

706' 215 m

Up

109' 33 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

As of this writing, this trail is fairly new and isn't on the park map they give you at the ranger station. Look for the trailhead on the east side of the road shortly south of the Sunflower trailhead. Head up and wind through large boulders, working your way up to the top of the canyon. There are some really nice views along the way and from the top.

At the top, there's a trail that goes left, which dead ends shortly at an overlook. There's also a trail that forks right, and connects to a dirt road in a few hundred feet.

Drop back down from whence you came. The combination of loose trail, tight switchbacks and more climbing than you may expect, make the way back challenging. The ride is actually considered to be intermediate, but it's difficult relative to the rest of the area.

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Shared By:

Bracken Christensen

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

#6893

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  4.1 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#192

in Texas

#6,893

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Photos

From the top, looking back at the trail.
Apr 3, 2013 near Canyon, TX
Rock Garden offers a technical descent as well as awesome views of the canyon starting from the rim to the valley floor
Dec 2, 2017 near Canyon, TX
Canyon Rim.
Feb 24, 2018 near Canyon, TX
Tight Switchback.
Feb 24, 2018 near Canyon, TX

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Jul 2, 2019
Robert Hewitt
1mi
Sep 14, 2018
James Brow
Nov 21, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
Nov 8, 2017
Joey Atkins
2.2mi
Jun 3, 2017
Jan Bennett
May 21, 2017
David Marquardt
2.5mi
May 20, 2017
Jan Bennett
Mar 24, 2017
Garrett Olsen
From the valley to the rim 2.5mi