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Barber Hills

Intermediate
 4.7 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Barber Hills is by far the best trail in the northeast Texas area.


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Map Key

13.4

Miles

21.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

565' 172 m

High

473' 144 m

Low

747' 228 m

Up

749' 228 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Views

Open all year. Class 1 E-bikes are allowed.

Overview

These trails have something for everyone... Plenty of fast sections, ample technical sections, and amazing views. Great rhythm to the trails with a good mix of fast drops and steady climbs. Beginners start with the Easy Rider, Deer Run, and Bottom Bracket. Advanced riders can take Lower Dogwood and ride the whole trail. Very low traffic all year

Need to Know

Always follow the arrows to find your way around. The black arrows with a white background are forward and the white arrows with a red background are reverse.

The lakeside and dam area trails have the most climbing. The trails away from the lake have more flow and are faster.

Check the Barber Hills Trail Facebook page for current trail conditions.

Description

Lower Dogwood starts off with a few quick creek crossings, then turns into flowing trails. Follow the arrows across the road to Hargis.

Hargis is one of the fastest trails at Barber Hills with a lot of flow. There are a few fun up and down's over bridges and fast off-camber turns.

Lower Dogwood has a couple of great views of Pat Mayse Lake. Don't get too relaxed because the steepest climb at Barber Hills comes up quickly after the overlooks. Right before the steep climb there is a steep wooden double drop feature that will certainly get your attention! The last part of the trail has a steep root-covered downhill with a rock covered creek bottom.

Barber starts off pretty flat and will make you think it will be an easy stroll in the woods. Get ready for the technical ascents and descents to come! Barber offers a great workout!

The first section of Buzzard Hollow starts off with some amazing views of Pat Mayse Lake with some climbing and fast descents to follow.

Milkweed leaves the Pat Mayse dam area paralleling the highway It soon heads away from the road with some technical areas to navigate. There is a great climb at the end of the trail leading up to the Corp office fence. At the end of the fence take a right to the start of the Upper Bedford.

Upper Bedford dives back into the woods from the Corp Road and quickly turns into a technical trail that has many roots and elevation changes before ending up at the Inner Loop. Your heart rate should be up by now!

There is not much to say about the Inner Loop but that it's a fun, fast trail! Most of the trail has great flow with a few dirt jumps and logs to hop over mixed in. Overall, a super-fast trail with great traction year-round!

Lower Bedford leaves the Inner Loop with a downhill section that has a small air catching ledge with a short climb after. The trail then turns into a fun fast trail that is a lot like the Inner Loop. Lower Bedford is probably the second most ridden trail at Barber Hills.

Bottom Bracket starts out with probably the fastest downhill at Barber Hills! Tee it high and let it fly!! After the first section, it goes into a switchback area with several climbs. In the middle of the trail lies the 45-foot skinny bridge across an area that holds water after it rains. The backside of the trail has several fast creek crossings with bridges to help keep your speed up. The last part of the trail has a long climb with a switchback the leads to the last flat section.

Deer run is a great flowing trail that parallel's the corp road before finally crossing it and ending up back at the Sanders Cove trailhead. Try climbing the rock covered "Crusty Hill" on your way out of Deer Run!

Easy Rider is a short beginner trail with lots of turns and not much elevation change that's close to the Sanders Cove trailhead.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bryan Hargis with improvements by Mark Hargis

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 19 votes

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Photos

45' skinny over a damp area in Bottom Bracket Trail
May 15, 2015 near Powderly, TX
On Lower Bedford.
May 15, 2015 near Powderly, TX
The expert line double drop on Lower Dogwood.
Sep 24, 2019 near Powderly, TX
Racers navigating Lower Dogwood
Sep 24, 2019 near Powderly, TX
Amazing views on Buzzard Hallow
Sep 24, 2019 near Powderly, TX
On Bottom Bracket.
May 15, 2015 near Powderly, TX

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Jul 14, 2019
Scotty Wideman
Awesome ride today. Love these trails! 15.8mi — 1h 36m
May 17, 2019
Dominic Mrdjan
first time riding the trail. 10mi
Nov 26, 2017
Gypsy_ Haas
Fun ride! Best in North Texas
Aug 24, 2017
Brandon Reinbold
Loved riding here. Definitely worth a return visit! 7.1mi
Aug 12, 2017
Mikl Louie
Fun trail system, well thought out and maintained. Some nice features. All are beginner friendly, nothing technical but all are fun. Worth the trip. 10mi — 2h 00m
Jun 4, 2017
Super Dave Turner
Dogwood was my favorite leg 5mi
Apr 25, 2017
Bryan Hargis
11.5mi — 1h 30m
Mar 26, 2016
Anton Yastrebov