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Tight and twisty singletrack through the George Mitchell Nature Preserve”
— Sean Graham
Closed when wet. Do not ride muddy trails.
The Flintridge trail at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve in The Woodlands Village of Indian Springs has three miles of singletrack trails along with a wider two mile trail loop.
Family Friendly: A wider fitness loop and a mid-trail loop offer family friendly alternatives if the twisty root laden singletrack proves to be too much for the kids.
Need to Know
The the trails at Flintridge are bi-directional trails. The singletrack is tight and twisty with vegetation growing very close to the trail, leaving some corners blind. Make sure you announce yourself before entering corners with speed.
If you want to improve your handling skills this is a great place to work on them. The inner loop takes about twenty minutes to ride and when you turn and ride it the opposite direction it is a new course. Do that twice and if you have not gotten a good workout you weren’t riding hard enough. A couple of laps around the main trail will get your heart rate up too, but keep in mind cyclists are not the only trail users.
History & Background
The natural-surface, sustainable, singletrack bike trails were designed by S & S Trails out of Austin, Texas. The trails were made possible through a grant from REI, which was sponsored by the Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association (GHORBA). The grant was matched by The Woodlands Development Company and Precinct 3. Volunteers from the Woodlands Cycling Club and Boy Scouts of Ameria Eagle projects helped to finish clearing the trails. These volunteers also helped re-open the trails which were blocked when many trees fell during Huricane Ike. An additional five miles of rustic trails are available at the Creekside Forest Drive trailhead in The Woodlands Village of Creekside Park