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blueBlack Brushy Creek: Mulligan and Deception

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7.7 mile 12.4 kilometer loop


Ascent: 343' 104 m
Descent: -342' -104 m
High: 900' 274 m
Low: 817' 249 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)


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A very tight, twisty and technical trail system.

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This ride covered Mulligan before the RR Trestle and Deception (being the longest) after the RR Trestle, then a section of the paved walkway from the end of Deception back to the Sports Complex.


Park near the skate park at the Brushy Creek Sports Complex. Head south between the ball fields and disk golf course. Turn right onto the cement walkway, towards the RR Trestle. As soon as you cross over Brushy Creek, look for "Mulligan" to your left. At the end of Mulligan, turn left onto the cement walkway and go under the RR trestle. Shortly after the RR trestle, turn left onto a newer cement walkway, go a few hundred feet and then look for signage to your right for the 1st half of "Deception" called 1/4 Knotch on your right.

Deception is about 6 miles long and is packed in tight with lots of turns and switchbacks, with lots technical features that increase the further you ride. Deception ends at a gravel doubletrack. Turn right on the gravel doubletrack and follow it down hill to the paved walkway. Turn right and follow the walkway back to the sports complex.


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Apr 15, 2019
Aaron Woodruff
8h 35m
Mar 30, 2019
Brian McDonnell
9.5mi — 1h 11m
Feb 17, 2019
Derrick Davis
Dec 2, 2018
Jeremy Dean
This trail kicked my butt in a good way. 5.5mi
Nov 22, 2018
Ashu Ako
Nov 3, 2018
Brian McDonnell
Oct 27, 2018
Brian McDonnell
Jul 29, 2018
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Daniel Pinali
Austin, Tx
Daniel Pinali   Austin, Tx
As of late 2017 it seems like 'Deception' has been 'broken' into 3 parts '1/4' Notch', 'Double Down' and 'Rim Loop' see the pic of the sign I took. This was my first time out here and I had a blast, very technical features in those '3' Nov 4, 2017
Russell Almond
Katy, TX
Russell Almond   Katy, TX
The entrance to the 1/4 Notch section of the Deception trail has been changed. It is no longer, "shortly after the RR trestle, to your left". Continue west on the main concrete trail past the old dirt trail to the new concrete path on the left that doubles back east from the main Brushy Creek regional trail and look for a temporary sign on the right that marks the new entrance. A construction fence is blocking the old trail. May 7, 2018
anyone know what the conditions are on deception today nov 1 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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