Cross Timbers: Cedar Bayou to Rock Creek
ElevationAscent: 942' 287 m
Descent: -942' -287 m
High: 756' 230 m
Low: 636' 194 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A rugged backcountry style out-and-back ride.”— Brantley Blackburn
The trail has sections that go unmaintained for periods of time, so don't be surprised if you come across downed trees or high grass.
Once you peak out and start on some fairly flat singletrack, you'll see a sign for Eagle's Roost with a bunch of cool trail signs; hang left to hit Fern Grotto, a super gnarly rock chute that will feed you in to a switchback trail called Stairway to Heaven. Follow this all the way until you hit doubletrack. Ride the doubletrack down a fun, fast hill and cross and old metal bridge.
Start your climb back up the hill and look right to pick back up on the singletrack. There is signage. Continue on, and after several creek crossings, you'll end up on black top which will lead you to the Rock Creek convenience store. You can refill your water and calories and begin your trek back.
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