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Scenic Drive

Intermediate
 4.2 (14)

An old dirt road that is now mostly singletrack.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Singletrack

4,980' 1,518 m

High

4,714' 1,437 m

Low

172' 52 m

Up

313' 95 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Originally a dirt/gravel jeep road, Scenic Drive is now mostly singletrack running North-South along the base of the Franklin Mountains range. There are two mines cut in to the mountain to the west of the trail near the Old Tin Mine / Mundy's Gap trail intersection. These mines were in operation from 1909-1915 and have the distinction of being the only tin mines ever located in the U.S. Each mine is accessible to the public.

This trail is mostly dirt with some gravel and scree areas. The northern part of the trail is very rocky, but easily rideable. Descending this part of the trail at high speeds will put your bike shocks to the test. This trail offers some amazing views of the mountains and foothills.

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Shared By:

Stu Chaffey

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 14 votes

#5536

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  4.2 from 14 votes
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#135

in Texas

#5,536

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Great views all along this trail
Nov 5, 2016 near Westway, TX
The south entrance to Sotol Forest
Aug 29, 2020 near Westway, TX
The north end of Scenic Road Trail.
Aug 29, 2020 near Westway, TX
Looking south, halfway through the trail.
Aug 29, 2020 near Westway, TX
Looking north, over the trail looping around the mountain.
Aug 29, 2020 near Westway, TX

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May 20, 2021
Lost Justpastnowhere
Dec 27, 2020
Rafa Alicea
Getting there with a bike is a bit of a heart attack. One climb on the trail. Low technical. — 11h 00m
Oct 17, 2020
C Y
Aug 15, 2020
C Y
A fun and fast trail, high up in the Franklin Mountains. Mostly singletrack, this trail offers beautiful views and is a bit risky.
Apr 7, 2020
David DeMatthews
Mar 28, 2020
David DeMatthews
Nov 17, 2018
Reyes Hernandez
Is fun to ride, but for beginners or weekends enthusiasts be careful. Keep it fun 2.1mi
Dec 4, 2017
Kevin Buddin
Fun trail with awesome views 2.1mi