Texas Hill Country - Off Road Routes

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by ExodusRider, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. ExodusRider

    ExodusRider ExodusRider

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  2. Tigger's Toy

    Tigger's Toy Beast Rider Super Supporter

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    I live in Houston and rode the sisters during this summer. I’m going to do this ride for sure. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Im also Houston based! Let me know if you decide to organize a group trip, would def love to join!
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  4. Tigger's Toy

    Tigger's Toy Beast Rider Super Supporter

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    Will do!
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  5. BBJIdaho

    BBJIdaho BBJADV

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    I am in The Woodlands, you put something together let me know. Rode the twisted sisters in November and it was great.
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  6. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    Houston (Katy) based here too, but temporarily bike-less, something I hope to remedy within the month. Maybe we could meld our minds for a hill country ride this fall. I am not knowledgeable about the dirt roads but know where a lot of micro-breweries and distilleries around the west of Austin, North of San Antonio, East of Fredricksburg area in the hill country.
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  7. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    I picked up a CRF250L Rally last week, and working it over a bit, picking up tools and gear, doing small rides to hash out things, etc...

    I have been searching but does any have a .gpx file for the Sam Houston National Forest ORV trails?
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  8. X-wing fighter

    X-wing fighter Do or Do not, There is no try!!!!!! Supporter

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    I do miss the twisted sisters! So many great routes in the Hill Country. I never had to look for off road routes as I grew up on a ranch just outside Boerne. I took all that for granted though. Alaska is a place of great splendor and wonder, but for locals its all out and back, no such thing as a quick afternoon loop! I will cruise the sisters again!
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  9. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    I am putting together half a dozen tracks that are 90-150 miles each, attempting to include as much dirt as I can find in each area. Three are around the Brazos river west of Houston. Three are in the hill country around the Blanco, Lukenbach, the Canyon Lake area. I have created them, but have only personally run about 75% of the first one so far. It is maybe 20% dirt but mostly narrow, back country roads.

    Once I get them all run and tweaked, I will gladly share the gpx files. I never understood that mentality where folks spend all that time and effort to build a track, brag about how great it is, and hoard it like their granny's chili recipe. I suppose either they expect thousands to follow it and ruin it for them, or they feel in-powered to have the knowledge over others. Heck, I am partly doing this to give to the dual sport community, and maybe we can plan some rides.
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  10. GeneralClortho

    GeneralClortho Been here awhile

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    I am attaching a gpx file of the ride I created and finished vetting last weekend. It is maybe 20% dirt, about 125 miles, starts and ends at Bucee's on I-10 in Katy, and is easily done on a big or small bike. The scenery is about as good as it gets in this area as as back country as I could find. There is a side route in Sealy for a lunch stop at a Mexican food restaurant about 2 hours into the ride. If you stop to eat lunch for an hour, this is a 4-5 hour loop depending on your speed. You can also stop and check out Stephen F Austin state park and a museum in San Felipe to make a full day of it.

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  11. m931a2

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    Thank you
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