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Possom Kingdom Hike and Bike Trail

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Trail

17.8 mile 28.6 kilometer loop
75% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,203' 367 m
Descent: -1,202' -366 m
High: 1,273' 388 m
Low: 1,014' 309 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Ray Nelson

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This nice getaway from DFW has great views of PK Lake and more extended climbs/descents than normal in North Texas.

Ray Nelson

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Overview

This ride uses a portion of the Possum Kingdom Hike and Bike Trail starting from the Lavilla Road Trailhead, which has a large parking lot and pit toilet. The turn-around point is at the crossing of Hamilton Road before a sandy section.

Description

The trails are mostly wide and machine built, but there are some narrow, rocky sections that probably fall under the difficult rating (the rest probably falls between easy-intermediate). Some of the climbs and descents are more extended than most North Texas trails and flow fairly well.

The majority of the ride is in the shade, but in the summer it can still get hot. The trail is normally not crowded, and if need be, you are never far from another trailhead or road crossing (most of which have trail maps) if you need to bail out for any reason. There are several viewpoints along the route that offer great views of the lake and most have a bench to take a break.

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May 24, 2020
Nathan Buxton
Punishing but fun rocks on the east side, lots of sand on the west. Overall rewarding but difficult on a hardtail.
Apr 26, 2020
Julian Correa
Phenomenal trail! Make sure to Hydrate very well the day before the ride and take plenty of water and maybe some light lunch. — 3h 43m
Jun 23, 2019
Mark Solari
West end sandy. 13.5mi
Apr 20, 2019
Shanna Mello
Jan 12, 2019
Katie Scott
Jan 8, 2019
Josh Bird
little buddy in bottoms but rideable 17mi
Jan 5, 2019
Katie Scott
Nov 21, 2018
Rohit Bhagat
This was a great experience and challenge. Rode from the main start point, until Sandy Beach. It was rocky, sand pits. Did not see any other rider. — 4h 00m

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  4.3 from 8 votes

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Photos

One of the many viewpoints along the trail.
Dec 6, 2017 near Palo Pinto, TX
Colonels Row.  A fun, rocky section along the trail.
Dec 6, 2017 near Palo Pinto, TX
Possom King Hike & Bike - Longhorn Point
Jun 24, 2019 near Palo Pinto, TX

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