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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.


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    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!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by XRaptor View Post
    Madrone is another great trail, I just wanted to highlight Purgatory since you cant find too much information about it. Especially pictures.
    I understand. I love purgatory rocks and all. I only mentioned madrone becouse someone mentioned Mac(bla, boring IMO). Salado is fun, but no climing.
    I think San Marcos is where it's at for the area.

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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.
    I love Madrone. But, it is a 35-40 minute drive to get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    This reminds me a lot of the Slaughter Creek loop in south Austin.

    Great pictures!
    LOLz

    Picture 7 looks like somebody took Cheese Grater and mixed it up with Emma Long. Slaughter Creek is barely even a mountain bike trail - it's more of a road course for your knobbies. It should be re-named to Cuddle Creek or Snuggles Stream.

    Good pictures man, I'll be making a trek down there to check out that rock for sure.
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    Rode it .... I have scissors on you tube. I would suggest some pads just in case. Very Sharp rocks there. We rode there in the morning and then went to barton...

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    Video on YouTube

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    scissors? what?
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    That was a good ride! Go ride it, it ROCKS! no pun intended.
    Last edited by crclawn; 11-02-2012 at 07:22 PM.
    When the **** did we get ice cream?

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    Used to ride this place when i was at school the last couple years, Awesome trails!

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    Purgatory love

    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!
    I feel you.
    I moved to San Marcos a couple years ago and when I first rode this trail on my hardtail, I hated it, but then again all I was used to was flat pure xc trails. Since I live right around the corner from it though I rode it frenquently and now I like it. Its definately improved my skill level and now I ride it a couple times a week. (on my full squish now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by guggas View Post
    I feel you.
    I moved to San Marcos a couple years ago and when I first rode this trail on my hardtail, I hated it, but then again all I was used to was flat pure xc trails. Since I live right around the corner from it though I rode it frenquently and now I like it. Its definately improved my skill level and now I ride it a couple times a week. (on my full squish now)
    I dunno if I wanna put my new cadabra thru that ****ty of a trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    I dunno if I wanna put my new cadabra thru that ****ty of a trail

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    If you don't like it ride somewhere else:-)
    Mac is nice and smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcountryav View Post
    If you don't like it ride somewhere else:-)
    Mac is nice and smooth.
    I sure won't I'm a pre madonna when it comes to trails. Just like my mx, I want it to flow good and be easy on my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    I sure won't I'm a pre madonna when it comes to trails. Just like my mx, I want it to flow good and be easy on my bike.

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    Have you been to madrone yet?
    I think we were suppose to get together and ride, sorry I had a major crash and will be off the bike till probably january.
    BTW, madrone is my fav trail and even though Purg. took my soul(it's going to cost 10K in dr. bills) it's still number 2 for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcountryav View Post
    Have you been to madrone yet?
    I think we were suppose to get together and ride, sorry I had a major crash and will be off the bike till probably january.
    BTW, madrone is my fav trail and even though Purg. took my soul(it's going to cost 10K in dr. bills) it's still number 2 for me.
    Ya I did its OK. Now that I have a fs bike I think it may change my mind. Do far walnut creek is my favorite. Green belt being second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Ya I did its OK. Now that I have a fs bike I think it may change my mind. Do far walnut creek is my favorite. Green belt being second.

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    I never make it to Austin. I'm kind of stuck south is San Marcos; madrone, salado creek, op, tapitio, flat rock ranch.
    Never Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcountryav View Post
    I never make it to Austin. I'm kind of stuck south is San Marcos; madrone, salado creek, op, tapitio, flat rock ranch.
    Never Austin.
    Oh yeah Austin has some good trails. City Park one of the toughest trails I've ever ridden. Well in Texas anyways. Barton Creek would be next on the list of must ride.

    I love tough and technical trails. Give me more of it.

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    Looks a lot like Salado Creek here in San Antonio. More rock than I care for.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    I'm going back to purgatory soon... I have several videos on purgatory.

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    There's plenty of smooth singletrack out there its just mixed in with the rocks or off to the side somewhere.

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    flowy, fast, smooth... along dried up creek bed
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    Then there's the slightly tamer rocky sections like the one above

    There's a little bit of everything and yes there are lots of rocks, but there are a dozen different ways/routes to ride that trail system. Spend some time out there and you are bound to find a route you like.

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    Need to get out there and ride it so that I can get it on my website.
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    Keep taking pics, place still sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Keep taking pics, place still sucks!

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    Maybe the rider sucks more then the place

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcountryav View Post
    Maybe the rider sucks more then the place
    Nah i think its just dumb to subject my 3k bike to that crap. Be more then happy to show you i can ride, just not there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Nah i think its just dumb to subject my 3k bike to that crap. Be more then happy to show you i can ride, just not there lol

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    I'm sure Mcalester wright up your alley.
    I like the challenge there, it can be tough, but that's what I like about it. By the way I had no problem taking my 7400. bike there.

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    I took video of purgatory... It's a good place to learn how to pick lines.

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