July 3, 2013
I am passing through Texarkana visiting my mom on my way back to Fort Hood from Pennsylvania. I have my Mountain Bike with me, and I'd heard that the Boy Scouts had made a trail system at Camp Preston Hunt, which I used to frequent when I was young and in the scouts. I decided to hit up the single track this morning. Honestly I wasn't expecting a whole lot since I'm familiar with the area. I grew up here. All I expected is a little twisty single track that was under maintained and mostly fire roads. Boy was I wrong. There is about 6.4 miles of twisty, up, down, wooptie do trails with enough berms and jumps to put a smile on just about anyone's face. The trail is pretty well marked with white placards that have big red arrows on them. At one point I got a little turned around because some of the signs were missing. No worries though, after doing the same section of trail and looping around a couple of times I noticed something about the trail system. If you pop out of a trail onto a fire road and don't see the next arrow just go in a generally straight direction, don't change course. You will either find the next section of trail or the next arrow. Once I figured this out the rest of the trail was amazing. It seemed like it went on forever. I loved it. I'd highly suggest this trail to anyone who is local to or even passing through the area.