George Mitchell Nature Preserve Ride
ElevationAscent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 136' 41 m
Low: 120' 37 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“A tight and twisty route through the George Mitchell Nature Preserve.”— Sean Graham
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Family Friendly This ride is doable but may be challenging for kids. If the roots and twists prove to be too much, the Mid-Loop Trail provides a "bail-out" at two points along the way.
Need to Know
The Flintridge Bike Trail takes riders through a few preliminary twists before it crosses over the Mid-Loop Trail. Now that you're properly warmed-up, the root-laden singletrack begins an endless series of snaking twists and turns. Where the trail begins to circle back toward the trailhead it crosses the other end of the Mid-Loop Trail. There's just a mile more of singletrack before the Flintridge Bike Trail ends at the Fitness Loop Trail.
You can head to the right and then turn back to the parking area. But the singletrack you just completed is equally fun in the opposite direction and it's like riding a whole new course. It's well worth turning around and tackling the roots and turns in the counter-clockwise direction. If at the other end you don't feel like you've gotten a good workout, then you weren't riding hard enough.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)