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    Hill country state natural area

    Anyone have any experience at hill country state natural area? Iím planning a ride out there soon and have found limited info online.

    How does it it compare to the backcountry at govt canyon?

    any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Take water with you as it is a large area, nothing too difficult some good climbs and a lot of rocks similar to gov canyon in areas not throughout the whole area.

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    Thanks for the input.

    I think I have decided to search for greener pastures than HCSNA for now. The limited info online suggests this place may not be all that great.

    I was laughing at a review I read on another forum:
    ď...Somebody needs to take a dip in the clue bag. You really expect me to travel at an average speed less than 3 miles per hour???Ē

    Lol

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    it's not bad but there is definitely better, and you might give flat rock ranch a look.

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    Camped out there a few years ago. I think the trails would be decently fun on a bike but iíd Hit flat creek or flat rock instead. Check out Reivelle, too

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    Thanks for the input. I have ridden flat rock in the past and it was on my agenda for this past weekend until I found out it was closed for an event.

    I ended up riding flat creek yesterday for the first time. It was pretty fun...couldnít seem to find any flow to it though. Most of the enduro stuff is above my pay grade and casts arenít as cool as they were when I was younger so I stuck mainly to the XC track. However, I did witness a 12 year old ďtorch a bermĒ, bomb a jump, hop off his bike, and proclaim his awesomeness. It was rad.

    Iíve got flat rock, govt canyon and RPR in my sights for the near future. Iíve never ridden RPR and have heard great things.

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    Where in Texas you from?

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    San Antonio

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    If you go up to Austin check out brushy creek (my favorite) which is a little more of a rocky terrain and walnut creek which is also quite a bit of fun. Also I don't know if the trails out at canyon lake are open just yet but you might give them a look.

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    I live in Kerrville and ride out at HCSNA quite often. In my opinion it is a fantastic place to ride, but you have to know what to ride and what to skip. I have a great 3 hour full loop out there that doesn't touch the same trail twice and has very minimal hike a bike. I would consider it an upper intermediate level ride as it has plenty of long climbs and several technical and rocky descents. It is NOT the groomed singletrack that a lot of the ranches provide. It is much more like the Austin backtrails on the Greenbelt and other areas in and around Austin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrub oak View Post
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    Join up the Austin mountain biking group. I want to post up a RPR ride soon.

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    Sherpaxc, thanks for weighing in. I figured there was some insider knowledge. Iíll let you know if I head out there and you can tour guide!

    I love madrone...havenít ridden much by Austin but want to check it out.

    Jyn, where is the Austin mountain biking group? Is that on this forum?

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    Nah Facebook

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    Also check out Meetup.com Or go here.

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    Fortunately Iím not on Facebook. Lol. Jk. But not really.

    Iíll check out meetup. That bike mojo link had some cool stuff. The brushy creek trail thread in there was interesting. You could kinda follow the progression of the trail. I want to ride it now.

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    Brushy creek is a good ride especially if you are able to get out there during a weekday when there are only a few others out there.

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