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Quanah Hill Full Loop with El Bandido

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Length

7.1 Miles 11.4 Kilometers


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Singletrack

Elevation

441' 134 m

Ascent

-452' -138 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

1,041' 317 m

High

918' 280 m

Low

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

Wes Atchison

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

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!

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Mar 22, 2018
Dale Love
Complete with new El Bandido Section 7mi — 0h 41m
Mar 16, 2018
Greg Sullivan
Dec 16, 2017
Richard Crossman
5mi
Dec 16, 2017
Tim Poole
Got rained out :( 4.2mi
Nov 14, 2017
Greg Sullivan
Jun 3, 2017
David Marquardt
Great opportunity for those tat live in Parker County to get their MTB fix without having to drive into Fort Worth. Great set of trails! 5.4mi — 45h 00m

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  4.8 from 10 votes

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