MTB Project Logo

blue Quanah Hill Full Loop with El Bandido

  4.8 ( 21 ) Favorite

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store


7.1 mile 11.4 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack


Ascent: 436' 133 m
Descent: -448' -137 m
High: 1,041' 317 m
Low: 918' 280 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)


Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store


Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Bad / Closed 6 days ago See History

Popular rides nearby

Biked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

Fun flowing singletrack with climbs and a few good non-technical downhill sections to put a smile on your face!

Wes Atchison

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Family Friendly A generally easy collection of trails. Shorten the ride by eliminating loops if necessary.


This ride might not be the longest or the most difficult, but it does offer a great singletrack experience outside of the urban spaces. It’s quiet and used primarily for trail running and mountain biking. This trail is great for any level of ride looking to loop up a couple of laps. Each lap of the ride is 5.3 miles and can be done in about half an hour... So add a second lap and you've got a decent ride, add another and you've done some work!

These trails have good flow, a few climbs, and a couple of downhill sections to crank up the speed. Although not technical, it does have a high fun factor. There's a large parking lot with a good trailhead offering water and a place to sit in the shade.


Starting from the north side of the parking lot, follow the 1886 Trail into the woods and start your ascent. Shortly after (0.1 mile), there will be a split to the Lost Boys Loop offering up the chance to add an additional 0.3 miles (easy kids loop). Once back on the main trail, your steady, but mellow climb, continues. At mile one, you'll want to stay straight to add the Good Night Good Luck trail (an additional 0.55 miles).

Once back on the mail trail again, you subtly climb until you reach the Bankhead trail at mile 3.2 offering two rolling downhill sections. The first 0.25-mile downhill (-10% Grade) section is the Bankhead 1.0 Trail. Stand up and let'r rip! Once done, it quickly climbs up and flat for another half-mile before the next downhill (-10% grade) Bankhead 2.0 Trail which gives riders 0.25 miles of fast flowing fun!

The trail stays relatively flat until mile five where you descend back to the parking lot. Along this trail back, you get to air it out one last time on a fun rolling drop section (-20% grade) that makes you want to "ride it again!" Now back at the parking lot, you can call it, refill, or just keep on going to loop around again and again!


Rate This Featured Ride

Rate Quality

   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Check In


May 21, 2019
Jay Homewood
Mar 24, 2019
Daniel Whiteman
Mar 23, 2019
Russell Williams
6.9mi — 1h 07m
Mar 22, 2019
Jansen Ivie
Great trails. Pretty well maintained and all the fellow riders are really welcoming 14.6mi — 1h 45m
Jan 24, 2019
keith radons
Nov 30, 2018
Aaron Gardner
Sep 2, 2018
Michelle Blackard
Jul 21, 2018
Matt LaRue
Those downhills are something else 7.1mi

Stewarded By

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 21 votes


in Quanah Hill


  4.8 from 21 votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star


in Quanah Hill


in Texas


319 Views Last Month
4,328 Since Sep 26, 2017
Intermediate Intermediate



MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter