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Palo Duro Lake

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 3.0 (3)

A technical singletrack that seems to be uphill in both directions.


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9.6

Miles

15.5

KM

Singletrack

3,036' 925 m

High

2,880' 878 m

Low

582' 177 m

Up

583' 178 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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This is a mountain bike trail that was entirely built and maintained by mountain bikers. Biking, running, and hiking are all allowed in any direction with the right of way given to biking. No horses or motorized vehicles. Do not ride when muddy. Pack it in, Pack it out.

Description

Palo Duro Lake, north of Spearman, is home to approximately 13 miles of singletrack. The trail is 95% singletrack and winds in and out of the caliche canyons that surround Palo Duro Lake.

The trail is very loose for the most part (especially during dry conditions) which can make for dangerous corners and tough climbs. This trail is not for beginners and should not be ridden alone until the rider has become familiarized with the terrain.

This trail has been continuously added to and modified over the last decade. The local, loose-knit riding club (Panhandle Riding Club) maintains and manages the trail and is always appreciative of volunteer labor and donations.

Special thanks to Ben Butler for building the majority of the singletrack.

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Zach Heflin

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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Photos

New bridge in Chalk Canyon.
Dec 10, 2018 near Spearman, TX
New bridge over water gap.
Dec 10, 2018 near Spearman, TX
At this spot, keep left to stay on the loop.
Mar 20, 2017 near Spearman, TX
Navigate through the boulders of Quartz Rock Canyon.
Mar 20, 2017 near Spearman, TX
No need to worry about horses on this trail.
Mar 20, 2017 near Spearman, TX
This is a look down "Oil Well Climb" toward the dam.
Mar 20, 2017 near Spearman, TX

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Jan 1, 2020
Zach Heflin
Aug 25, 2018
Amos Mclaughlin
A tough but fun trail. Gnarly uphill sections with some fun steep descents and nice scenery. First time riding and clockwise seems the way to go. 8.8mi
Nov 17, 2017
Derek Hansen
Nice temps, fun ride, colorful sunset!