“A traditional loop, bailing just after Water 2.
— Riden Fool
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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.
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).