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This newer trail for hiking and mountain biking is fun, challenging, and beautiful.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Singletrack

2,930' 893 m

High

2,856' 871 m

Low

207' 63 m

Up

196' 60 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Texas State Park - follow all user rules.

Description

Starting at the north end at the Mac Dick Pavilion Trailhead starts a short, meandering climb that turns into a quick descent before crossing the creek. Then it has short, little climbs and undulations into short descents crossing dry creeks that progress into a contour that hugs the canyon wall with ups and downs. There is nothing that is overly technical, but there are some blind corners that do require attention.

The contours spill out onto a grassy plain that heads down to the creek where you can cross into the Hackberry Campground and hook up with the Kiowa Trail and end up in the Givens, Spicer & Lowry Trail Trailhead.

Or, you can continue on and start some switchbacks that bring you back up to the canyon wall where you'll find more contour riding with a few short ups and downs. There is another switchback waiting that might require a hike-a-bike depending on skill level, (but don't let this keep you from riding this trail) and then a little more contour flow and you'll end up at Comanche Trail Mid where you can continue on with a left turn or you can head to the Chinaberry Parking with a right turn.

This is an amazingly fun trail, but yet still very challenging. It can be ridden north to south or south to north and it can be split into two sections depending on where you start and has three access points.

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Shared By:

Glenn Ladehoff

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#180

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Photos

Wild turkey on the Paso Del Rio Trail, Palo Duro State Park, TX.
Jun 9, 2016 near Canyon, TX
Conquering the switchback climb on the Kiowa Trail. Trail was built by the Palo Duro Canyon Corps of Engineers. Video: Chris Podzemny
May 22, 2017 near Canyon, TX
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Jun 26, 2021
Per Angerstig
Kelly and I biked A really nice intermediate trail
May 8, 2021
Steve B
3.2mi
Nov 7, 2020
Caitlin G
3.2mi
Feb 22, 2020
Rick N Johnson
May 19, 2019
Lonnie Gentry
Lots of fun! Combine with Kiowa (start with Kiowa) for an enjoyable 4 mile loop.
Apr 14, 2019
Kerry Segebart
Apr 2, 2019
Jonathan Trout
3.2mi
Nov 10, 2018
Jansen Ivie
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