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You heard right. It's fun but check their web site for fees and what might be going on before you go.

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It's been a while, but I've been out there. There were about 10 of us in the group I went with. If you like lots and lots of rocks, it might be your thing, but I can tell you when we left, I was the only one that didn't have something broken on my bike. We had multiple bent rims, multiple bend rotors, flats, and 1 cracked case. If you're on a four wheeler, or a jeep, or something like that, it might not be all that bad, but on a dirt bike, it's not so great. I love challenging trails that you have to sit there and figure out who's going to try it first because it looks so sketchy, but the rocks and boulders made it a pretty un enjoyable experience for us. Just my opinion, I'm sure there's a lot out there that will disagree with me, but that's how our trip went.

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If you ride the back area it is very rocky and steep steep hills. You can't get much of a run at them and they are very challenging. The front half is a lot easier and more dirt trails.

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The long 30 mile singletrack loop is very tough but its do-able for sure. I ride it about every other Sunday, I was doing it on a heavy and crappy old klx300 until I bought a ktm a month ago. That loop takes me about 3.5 hrs. I have cracked two rims there in the last year. They now have a much easier 16 mile loop called the Adventure Trail that is still alot of fun. All the trails are well marked and the singletrack is one-way. Come check it out, it will make you a better rider.

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I rode there once last year. I showed up and planned on doing a "quick" lap around the singletrack loop for a workout. I got my workout! And it wasn't quick. Lots of hills (for TX), it reminded me of riding back in PA.

I thought the trails were fun though. It's worth a trip if you've never been there.

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Just too my 10 yr old son 2 weekends ago, we had a blast. There's lots of trails for every taste, we really enjoyed the adventure trail and even some of the harder stuff.

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I had been thinking of heading over there. Thanks for letting me know about the rocks. Between that and the high cost of entrance, I think I'll pass.

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