MTB Project Logo

Nine Mile Bail

Intermediate
 4.4 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A traditional loop, bailing just after Water 2.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

90%

Singletrack

498' 152 m

High

322' 98 m

Low

551' 168 m

Up

550' 168 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Check website for Events that may close trails.
www.rockyhillranch.com

Overview

When you don't have enough time to spend the day, bailing at the "9" provides a really good ride that includes many of the most cherished trails on the ranch.

Using the overlay you can read about each trail included in this loop.

Description

This ride includes a great taste of the trails for those who want a shorter ride at the ranch.

You still get that long, heart-thumping climb at the start and many traditional favorites like Off The Lip (OL) and Karaway (KW) while keeping to a tighter schedule.

This route is also great if you want to take a couple of rides with a break in between. Ride this loop first and pick up other trails after lunch.

History & Background

Grey and Pam Hill created Rocky Hill Ranch in 1993 and opened it up to mountain bikers and other trail users. It soon became known as one of the first and best mountain bike ranches in Texas. The Hills left ranch operations to a number of lease-holders over the years. After starting and operating a successful business on the Texas coast they have headed for the highlands and are actively running Rocky Hill Ranch again.

This is the second oldest MTB Ranch in Texas. Nearby Bluff Creek Ranch at Warda is the oldest.

As told by Grey Hill, the Fofenique Indians were relocated near here at Camp Fofenique. A trail on the ranch bears the name to commemorate this historical tidbit.
(all in jest, Campho-phenique is actually a cream for sore muscles).

Contacts

Local Club: Austin Ridge Riders (ARR)

Land Manager: Rocky Hill Ranch

Shared By:

Riden Fool with improvements by Greg O’Shea

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 11 votes

#1600

Overall
  4.4 from 11 votes
5 Star
45%
4 Star
45%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#56

in Texas

#1,600

Overall
20 Views Last Month
1,636 Since Oct 28, 2015
Intermediate

0%
0%
82%
0%
18%
0%

Photos

Photo by Ingot Imaging of my SuperD run
Mar 19, 2013 near Smithville, TX
Fat Chuck's Headstone
Dec 2, 2017 near Smithville, TX
Longhorn Loop after water station #2.
Oct 11, 2016 near Smithville, TX

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 64 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Apr 24, 2021
Luis H Diaz
Nov 17, 2020
Rich Berhost
Aug 15, 2020
Josh M
15mi
Jun 7, 2020
Joshua Bobincheck
Rad fahren mit meine freundin 9.8mi — 2h 16m
Jan 26, 2020
Henry Salinas II
May 23, 2019
Claus Dieter
May 20, 2019
Greg O’Shea
Had it all to myself on this Monday in mid-May. Very fun riding and trails in great shape! 8mi — 1h 00m
Apr 20, 2019
Scott Wilcox
9mi — 9h 30m