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Comanche Trail Mid

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 4.2 (9)

The absolute best singletrack trail this area has to offer, but at a price paid with your legs.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Singletrack

3,183' 970 m

High

2,839' 865 m

Low

549' 167 m

Up

274' 83 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Comanche starts at the Mack Dick Pavilion, but the Comanche Mid section can be accessed at Water Crossing #1 or at the Chinaberry Picnic area. Comanche Mid begins with a steady climb that does not relent until you reach the base of the Fortress Cliff. Once you have reached the "top" the trail offers twisty ups and downs and some technical sections thrown in for spice. Don't give up - it is worth the price.

The East side of the Canyon offers a totally different Palo Duro experience to the super flowy Givens, Spicer & Lowry Trail, with long climbs, sections of exposure, and views that you'll have to stop to take in. There are even sections of trees on the trail that will make you think that you are in mountains, only for a little bit, however.

The Full Comanche Trail has everything one could want in a trail: Buttery smooth & flowy sections, technical sections, climbs, descents and switchbacks... all in a singletrack package with amazing views, and options. Ride possibilities are endless... short, medium, long, out-n-back, loops. This is the best that Palo Duro has to offer.

Mid ends at the Rock Garden Trail, sort of. It intersects Rock Garden and you can go up or down Rock Garden or you can continue on to Comanche Trail South.

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Shared By:

Glenn Ladehoff

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

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  4.2 from 9 votes
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#175

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#6,597

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Photos

A short break under a dicey boulder.
Aug 6, 2019 near Canyon, TX
Fortress Cliff looming in the background ominously foretelling of the climb that is about to begin.
Jun 14, 2015 near Canyon, TX
Fortress Cliff
Jun 14, 2015 near Canyon, TX
Riding from Water Crossing #1 next to the park road getting ready to climb. Capital Peak in the distance.
Jun 14, 2015 near Canyon, TX

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May 8, 2021
Steve B
Some tricky sections over steep vertical - hard cardio. 2.6mi
May 19, 2019
Lonnie Gentry
I thoroughly enjoyed the Upper Comanche, but the Middle and Lower sections of Comanche are much more technical with many steep, rocky gullies.
Oct 2, 2018
Don Childrey
2.6mi
Nov 19, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
May 21, 2017
David Marquardt
2.4mi
Mar 15, 2017
Jared Womack