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The Great Escape Loop

 4.1 (18)
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Length

6.3 Miles 10.2 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

Elevation

333' 101 m

Ascent

-329' -100 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

808' 246 m

High

702' 214 m

Low

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A great intermediate ride that has a nice mix of hardpack singletrack and some fun, short, rocky, and rooty sections.

Donovan Acker

Overview [Suggest Changes]

A great intermediate ride that has a nice mix of hardpack singletrack and some fun, bumpy sections with some additional add-on sections for more advanced riders or those wanting to add more technical bits to their ride.
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Family Friendly: Great camping, well-marked trails, easy water/swimming access, nicely spread out and uncrowded.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

The main parking lot right at the entrance to the park has very nice bathrooms, water, and shaded area with tables. The entrance fee to the park is posted at the entrance ($5/adult, kids 12 and under free)...and it's an 'honor system'. There is a box at the entrance where you self register, get a window tag for your car, and drop your money in the 'honor pay box' ;) CASH ONLY.

For full details on the park, click here.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This ride is a single seven-mile trail loop called "The Great Escape" (as indicated on the trailhead sign and markers along the way). It is very well-marked with very visible signs each quarter mile indicating current mileage distance from the trailhead (very helpful!).

Along the ride, there are three or four black diamond add-on sections, which you can include to add another three miles to the ride. Completely optional, and well-marked.

As well, there are park roads and multi-use trails conveniently accessible at various points along the ride if you need to bail out back to the parking lot or shorten your ride.

Local middle school and high school mountain biking teams regularly practice here as well, so you'll often see young riders session-ing parts of the trail and honing their skills.

The ride is straightforward:
  • Enter through the main entrance and grab a spot in the parking lot immediately visible as you enter the park.
  • The trailhead and info board for "The Great Escape" trail are right off the parking lot.
  • The trail is designed to be ridden clockwise (the trail signs along the ride are marked only on the side facing clockwise riders).

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Check-Ins

Jan 28, 2018
Ford Hook
6.7mi
Oct 21, 2017
Daniel Pinali
Some really enjoyable sections of singletrack interspersed with some gnarly rocky climbs The mtbproject map shows the start and end in the wrong pl… 7mi
Sep 8, 2017
Sheila Hughes
Aug 13, 2017
Russell Adams
Jun 22, 2017
Ben Chait
Very rough rocky climbs. With fun steep downhill 6.7mi
May 3, 2017
Dennis Koenig
Good climbs with rewarding descents. Trail varies from hard pack to loose rock. Bring lots of water.
Apr 20, 2017
Brian Newell
Trail well marked & maintained - fun! [note: The park is going thru a major overhaul - dozer clearing/burning, but the trail wasn't affected *today*] 6.7mi — 1h 00m
Mar 22, 2017
Morgan Dean

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  4.1 from 18 votes

#911

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  4.1 from 18 votes
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#34

in Texas

#911

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Brian Newell
Austin, TX
Brian Newell   Austin, TX
Self check-in machine takes credit/cash ($5 per Adult as of today). Bike Trail start (and finish) just inside Park entrance (not further down as map show (as of today). Apr 20, 2017

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