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Quanah Hill Full Loop with El Bandido

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (30) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

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Singletrack

1,041' 317 m

High

918' 280 m

Low

436' 133 m

Up

448' 137 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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

Overview

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.

Description

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Wes Atchison with improvements by Jeff C

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 30 votes

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Photos

Quanah Hill 1886 Trail view from bench in quiet secluded picnic area.
Sep 28, 2017 near Hudson…, TX
Quanah Hill MTB Trail Downhill Sections
Sep 26, 2017 near Hudson…, TX
A clear view from near the top
Sep 20, 2019 near Hudson…, TX
Local art along 1886.
Jun 16, 2019 near Hudson…, TX
View from El Bandito over Lake Weatherford.
Jun 16, 2019 near Hudson…, TX
Making the El Bandido turn.
Jun 16, 2019 near Hudson…, TX

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Mar 10, 2020
David Manning
Mostly good conditions...good ride. 5.5mi — 0h 50m
Dec 8, 2019
David Amack
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
7.3mi
Nov 30, 2018
Aaron Gardner