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    Texarkana Trails?

    Moving to Texarkana and looking for information on local trails. I've read about Camp Preston and also about a trail near Bringle Lake.

    Is this the only biking in the area? I'm also looking to buy a house within a couple miles of a trailhead and was wondering where that might be for Bringle Lake. There's not much info online.

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    I don't live near Texarkana but there is a bike ride there on April 11th. It might be an opportunity meet fellow bikers and ask them.
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    Doesn't look like a fun ride on a fatbike lol. I may just talk to some people though. Thanks

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    Just ride to New Mexico.
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    I would look into the Midwest LA,MS,AR forums. Would also be interested to know of trails close to Texarkana as well...

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    I'm going house hunting next week. I plan to check 1 or 2 of the local trails while I'm there.

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    Looking forward to report on what you find out

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    I rode Bringle Lake & Camp Preston Hunt this week.

    I was told the area had a lot of rain recently. When I was looking at potential houses to buy, most of the yards were completely saturated. Lake Bringle was basically unrideable because of all the mud and water. The trail isn't designed very well, and it appears to be the natural path for water in the area. Lots of erosion and mud. This trail might be rideable under normal conditions but I'll have to go back to find out. If perfectly dry though, I still don't think it's worth the drive from out of town in its current condition.

    Camp Preston Hunt was a big surprise after riding Bringle Lake. The trail is very well designed and maintained. The trail had a closure sign, but I called the number on the sign and got permission to ride. Mud was almost non existent. It's singletrack, probably intermediate level of difficulty, and overall was a lot of fun. It's a directional trail. Bridges are in most places water could be an issue. There's a couple technical climbs, some downhill flow, a couple steep and very fast downhills, and also a few small jumps. The trail is well marked, but there were several intersections with access roads where we had to look around a little to find where the trail picked back up. I think we skipped 1 or 2 of the inner loops because we didn't have time to explore. Our ride was 7.0 miles with 424' of climbing. I highly recommend this trail if you're in the area. I've ridden around 15 trails in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas, and I would rank this among the best. My only complaint is the length.

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    Thanks for the info. Always interested in areas around North Texas to check out.

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    There are trails in Atlanta, TX as well, not far from Texarkana. I think the loop is close to 6 miles (Strava only lists it as 5 - assume it's due to the trees and twistiness) and is fun when it's dry.
    https://www.strava.com/segments/8860289

    Greg Beers built and maintains the trails, I believe he has single track on his land as well. Look him up on Strava.

    I have relatives there and take my bike when I can. Wouldn't make a trip there to ride the trails otherwise, but they are fun and worth hitting when in the area.

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    Thanks!

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