where to ride off road near Austin, Tx

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by rdenham, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. rdenham

    rdenham n00b

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    Even though I ride mostly on road, I have a friend visiting that loves off road riding. I ride a v-strom but also have a KLR. He wants to do some dirt/gravel riding while he is visiting. Does anybody know some good road/trails near Austin he can explore.

    Thanks.
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  2. Burro X

    Burro X no static at all

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    Get a "Roads Of Texas " map book and look at all the county roads NW of Austin in LLano ,Mason and Kimble counties. Plenty of good dirt roads, water crossings and scenery. There are also plenty in Travis and Hays counties but more "backroad" pavement than dirt.
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  3. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Marble falls rec park or something like that.

    There's info over at www.twtex.com too.
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  4. eric2

    eric2 ®egister this:

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    There's some basic dirt roads between johnson city and llano, the roads of texas map guide mentioned has them all, and is available at the LBJ visitor center outside Jcity as well as book stores in austin.

    The more challenging roads are west of fredericksburg to junction, one of the deeper river xings is south of mason on the way to the eckert bat cave. You might want to introduce your friend to some coopers bbq in llano since it's in the heart of these dirt roads. Lots of nice asphalt back roads between marble falls and burnet as well. here's a page out of the roads of tx map guide of the area
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  5. haebyong

    haebyong Adventurer

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    Eric2:
    Thanks for the pic of the map. Been down in that area just wandering, now I see where some of those roads go.

    Semper Fi,
    Pops
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  6. HPJeep

    HPJeep Owner of a pig iron bike

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    How about Emma Long Park in West Austin? Near the intersection of FM2222 and Loop 360. Took my KLR out there and my bike is just a bit too big for the single tracks and my lack of experience did not help either!
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  7. ceeco

    ceeco two wheels at a time

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    watch out on some of those water crossings, the limestone can get algae on it thats slicker than elephant excrement!! Dont ask me how I know...it wasn't pretty.
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  8. Spode

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    Dude, Emma Long on a KLR? Have you lost your mind???

    That park is fantastic for trials bikes, tough but doable on a light bike like my KDX, and outright impossible on a KLR.

    If you managed to make a full loop on that bike, I give you mad respect!
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