“Barber Hills is by far the best trail in the northeast Texas area.”
— Bryan Hargis
Open all year. Class 1 E-bikes are allowed.
These trails have something for almost 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 Inner Loop
. Advanced take the south loop. Very low traffic all year.
Need to Know
Coat yourself with insect spray in the summer months to keep the insects at bay.
starts off with a few quick creek crossings, then turns into flowing trails. There are a couple of great views of Pat Mayse Lake on the trail. Don't get too relaxed because the steepest climb at Barber Hills comes up quickly after the overlooks. The last part of the trail has a steep root-covered downhill with a rock covered creek bottom.
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!
starts off immediately into an uphill section to give you a hint of what you are in for. Buzzard Hallow
has decent flow with elevation changes and great views of Pat Mayse Lake!
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
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
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 except for a couple of fairly tight areas in the trees. Overall, a super-fast trail with great traction year around!
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.
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 custom is to take a video of your riding buddies on their first trip across! The back side 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.
is a short beginner trail that's close to the Sanders Cove trailhead.