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    Good job! San Marcos Prospect Park & Purgatory Creek.. It really grows on you. Pictures!

    All the trail pictures I've found shows you that this place is rather tamed. Yes there are some smooth sections. I would like to highlight the more technical knee injury rocks! Enjoy!


    Trailhead Parking located at the corner of Hunter and Wonder World Dr.


    Let get right in to it shall we?


    Sharp and pointy. Body armor recommend!


    Give me More!


    One of the switchbacks the trail has to offer.


    This greets you after the switchback. Can you find the line?


    Up close at the ride line. Looks like this rock has taken a beating.






    One of the few places to take a breather from the rocks.


    Going Up?


    About freaking time we get on some dirt!






    Watch out for this ledge.






    Definitely hit up this trail too during the "On Season"



    If you can stay on your bike and keep your wheels down this place offers an Excellent workout!

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    This reminds me a lot of the Slaughter Creek loop in south Austin.

    Great pictures!

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    I was just thinking that too as I was scrolling through the pics. I LOVE trails where I can mainly go fast yet has some small challenge. Definately need to visit this trail.


    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    This reminds me a lot of the Slaughter Creek loop in south Austin.

    Great pictures!

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    looks like fun!

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    Way harder than Slaughter Creek Trail x ahundred
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Thanks for the pics. Been wanting to get down that way for some new to me trails!

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    I was thinking this place needs more bike traffic. I don't see many riders out here. Its really a fun little trail system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa1 View Post
    Way harder than Slaughter Creek Trail x ahundred
    yeah so I been hearing upon more reading and I'll be passing on it now. Reveille Peak is the most challenging sort of trail i want to do....and it has the bonuses of being fun and scenic. I dont even like Lake Georgetown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    yeah so I been hearing upon more reading and I'll be passing on it now. Reveille Peak is the most challenging sort of trail i want to do....and it has the bonuses of being fun and scenic. I dont even like Lake Georgetown.
    My bud and I just rode RPR the other day. 1st time out there and It was hella fun. Check our video. Reveille Peak Ranch 11 Oct 2012. - YouTube

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    Purgatory does bite and when it does it bites hard!
    San Marcos Prospect Park & Purgatory Creek.. It really grows on you.  Pictures!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350619685.942743.jpg
    San Marcos Prospect Park & Purgatory Creek.. It really grows on you.  Pictures!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350619700.936371.jpg
    I broke the ball in my humorous in thee pieces. Looks like I may be back on a bike by the first of next year:-(
    With all that being said its my favorite place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    yeah so I been hearing upon more reading and I'll be passing on it now. Reveille Peak is the most challenging sort of trail i want to do....and it has the bonuses of being fun and scenic. I dont even like Lake Georgetown.
    you'll be fine, just slo ride it! There is smooth between the chunk.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Nice vid !! I commented over there.

    Quote Originally Posted by XRaptor View Post
    My bud and I just rode RPR the other day. 1st time out there and It was hella fun. Check our video. Reveille Peak Ranch 11 Oct 2012. - YouTube

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    Grows on you?? This place flows about as good as water does up hill. Nothing but rocks, never do hit any speeds about 5mph!

    Just my opinion tho!

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    Wow, wife always shops in San Marcos, missed this trail all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25lbs&counting View Post
    Wow, wife always shops in San Marcos, missed this trail all together.
    Probably a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Grows on you?? This place flows about as good as water does up hill. Nothing but rocks, never do hit any speeds about 5mph!

    Just my opinion tho!

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    Ok I had to go check this place out yesterday. It is awesome but take the trail marking difficulty levels serious. If it says Int just consider it a very close to advanced. Funny once riding a few miles on those rocks and figure out the technique I found myself clearing sections I would have walked before. There is a bit of single track that just flows but mostly it's technical climbing and descending. Which I think is a blast so this park is rated way up there!!
    I'm from San Antonio and this park is very similar to Salado Creek but considerable more elevation change and the trails are marked very well. Take the map and you will always know where to go. I will absolutely be going back with my riding buds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbirdmx44 View Post
    Ok I had to go check this place out yesterday. It is awesome but take the trail marking difficulty levels serious. If it says Int just consider it a very close to advanced. Funny once riding a few miles on those rocks and figure out the technique I found myself clearing sections I would have walked before. There is a bit of single track that just flows but mostly it's technical climbing and descending. Which I think is a blast so this park is rated way up there!!
    I'm from San Antonio and this park is very similar to Salado Creek but considerable more elevation change and the trails are marked very well. Take the map and you will always know where to go. I will absolutely be going back with my riding buds.
    Yes it is similar to Salado. Personally I like stay to the left at all the trails intersections. Its a good little 10 mile loop that way.

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    Curious what trail you run? I went on pararios or whatever.

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    It looks like a great trail! Thanks!

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    I live so close to this trail that I frequent it, but the rocks get old very quickly. It's a good trail, but sometimes you don't want to deal with the nonstop rocks...then I go to slaughter creek or walnut and spin, spin, spin!!

    edit: thanks for the post OP, great narrative, and great pictures!
    -It's time to shred some mild to moderate gnar!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    I live so close to this trail that I frequent it, but the rocks get old very quickly. It's a good trail, but sometimes you don't want to deal with the nonstop rocks...then I go to slaughter creek or walnut and spin, spin, spin!!

    edit: thanks for the post OP, great narrative, and great pictures!
    I can see how it would get old if that is the only place to go ride close by. Down here we just go to Mc Alliester park to haul ass and spin for 20 miles. Or Leon Creek where a good mix of spinning with a few rocky sections for good measure.
    Bottom line if you don't mind riding the rocky stuff San Marcos is a place you should go ride. It is a lot of fun and one heck of a challange.

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    The only good thing about it is all the Texas state ass running around.

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    Why has anyone not suggested Madrone at canyon lake? It is only 30 minutes from purgatory and has great flow. Before my injury I was here twice a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcountryav View Post
    Why has anyone not suggested Madrone at canyon lake? It is only 30 minutes from purgatory and has great flow. Before my injury I was here twice a week.
    Madrone is another great trail, I just wanted to highlight Purgatory since you cant find too much information about it. Especially pictures.

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