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Comanche Trail South

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 4.4 (10)

This is the end of Comanche Trail or the beginning -depending on where you start.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

Singletrack

3,161' 963 m

High

2,773' 845 m

Low

471' 144 m

Up

122' 37 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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Description

Starting on the South end of Comanche, you have two trailheads to pick from: the Mesquite campground parking (has a restroom) or the Park Road trailhead. Most people will ride from Comanche Trail Mid and finish with this section or will connect using another trail.

From Comanche Trail Mid, you turn left onto Rock Garden Trail for a short distance before turning right onto Comanche Trail South. It is a reprieve from the Mid trail with quite a bit of contour riding and just a handful of short punchy climbs. Once you leave the Rock Garden Trail, Comanche takes on a different feel and you can finally let loose a little and have some fun. It's all fun, but the south stretch is way more playful than the Mid. You'll notice that the ups are accompanied by longer downs and eventually you'll be starting the bottom of the canyon in the face on several exposed switchbacks. Use your brakes and get your weight over your back wheel. No skidding.

From the Park road or Mesquite Campground, the trail has a nice gentle flow but don't let that fool you, it's about to go up. Straight up. It's a leg breaker with some sections that might need to be walked do to loose dirt and gravel. Stick with it because it is worth a little hike-a-bike. It is rideable.

There are a few punchy climbs that give way to some incredible contour riding and you'll be glad you stuck with this trail, and then you get to Rock Garden Trail up, down or continue onto Comanche Trail Mid. Take a left on Rock Garden Trail for a short way until you see the Comanche Trail sign.

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Shared By:

Glenn Ladehoff

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  4.4 from 10 votes

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It's a lot of fun right now, but it's about to turn and go up
Jun 14, 2015 near Canyon, TX
Canyon Rim.
Feb 24, 2018 near Canyon, TX
Heading North on Comanche South, one of my favorite sections
Jun 14, 2015 near Canyon, TX

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Jun 24, 2021
Nathan Miller
Started at the lower Comanche trailhead and came back on the Rock Garden Trail. Some difficult sections that will require you to walk a little bit.
May 8, 2021
Steve B
2.3mi
Feb 23, 2021
Tim K
Super fun, sweet views. Saw some Texas bighorns?
Nov 10, 2020
Caitlin G
2.3mi
May 19, 2019
Lonnie Gentry
This section of Comanche is very technical.
Oct 2, 2018
Don Childrey
2.3mi
Nov 19, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
Mar 15, 2017
Jared Womack