Dana Peak

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.63 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,700 ft
892
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Hopefully I can load the GPS track. One can either do an out and back to the bech feature. Or make a nice 6 to 10 mile loop. There are a myriad of routes one can take, nearly all single track.
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  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Gnarly


November 6, 2018
 
Review: Closed as of today due to flooding.

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Granny Gear

October 3, 2018
 
Review: Have not been here in 15 years. Wow very nice. Some of the best I have rode in TX. Just did the fence line trail, only had less than an hour to ride today. Will he back for sure. My only concern is the trails are not marked very well, you must pay attention.

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Gnarly


August 27, 2018
FredCook Gnarly  
 
Review: Whew, haven't been to Dana Peak since mini bikes were tearing up the "trails" there. So, yeah, left the area long before mountain biking is what it is today. I did like most riders and initially started at the west end at Dana Peak Park. I was surprised as to how many riders were there. Pretty busy with all levels of riders. I rode some from west to east, and started wondering where the more challenging stuff was I read about. Being impatient, I decided to start over at the eastern end in Stillhouse Park. 1st observation... while the west end is pretty busy, I was the ONLY rider at the east end. Literally the only car parked there. And yes, more fun right at the start, and you get into more challenging stuff in about 1 1/2 miles. I didn't see a single rider until around mile 5. While I came across a couple dozen riders on the western sections of this trail, I saw only a total of four on the eastern 2/3's of it. Apparently most riders don't venture far from the west end. Personally, I think I'd prefer riding from Stillhouse Park to Dana Peak Park and back. That way, the ride starts out interesting, with a flat easy ride halfway through, and then return through the better stuff. Dana Peak is a typical Central Texas trail with some hard pack, and limestone fixed and loose rock climbing and descending. Interestingly, very few roots that I recall. Nothing overly technically challenging, but those not used to cardio or grinding up may find themselves huffing and puffing on the hills. Some might find negotiating loose pack coming down the hills a bit of a challenge. Some of the trail is wider than single track on the west end, but there's plenty of nice old school hand cut single track. I rode it on a 130mm/130mm trail bike, but an XC FS or hard tail will do just fine here. As for difficulty, some sites rate it as 'intermediate' to 'very difficult'. I think it's more beginner to intermediate, but difficulty rating is always subjective. If you're a North Texas/DFW rider, Dana Peak is technically/aerobically similar to Knob Hill, which is rated beginner to intermediate. All in all, a nice trail worth riding. I will stop by here again for a quick fun ride when passing though Bell County. Thanks to those who maintain it.

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Granny Gear

July 30, 2018
 
Review: Gotta love these trails! A little bit of everything. From flat smooth trail to advanced climbing and downhill. The further you go back the better it gets!

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Granny Gear

May 2, 2018
 
Review: Great mix of climbs and flow-y downhills and flats. Nice scenery changes between the lake, hills and cedar trees. Lots of trails to mix and match for new routes. Just fun all the way around!

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Gnarly


March 20, 2018
 
Review: Trail is closed for today only

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Granny Gear

December 6, 2017
 
Review: This place is a lot of fun. Our first time was my wife and I and she's mostly a beginner and we're over 55 years old. We went from the parking lot towards Harker Heights,that is a really good short run relatively flat single track a few miles then we headed back towards the parking lot and we did Fence Line then Twin Peaks then 1-9er. she complained about 1-9er a little bit as it was getting hot but we had a blast. Then I went back a few days later and I did the fence line, twin peaks, 1-9er now when going counter clockwise on 1-9er I took a right at the top of the little climb, if you go left there you're going to be making a circle but going right your going to be getting on a out and back ride with some really nice riding with lots of technical sections I went as far as the split where the old washing machine is, I was running out of water and I was spent. We are here from Minnesota. Don't have to shovel sunshine.

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Granny Gear

September 1, 2016
TXMTBer Granny Gear  
 
Review: These are some of the best trails in Texas. I have been riding MTB here since 1991. Before that I rode a mini bike here in the early 70's. The trails have most aspects of mountain biking and there are some technical areas contrary to previous reviews. Best kept secret in Central TEXAS!

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August 31, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: These are my home trails. been riding mountain bikes there since 1992. Trails are great, fast and flowy. There are technical areas out there contrary to previous reviews. System has most aspects of mountain biking. Rode mini bikes out there in the early 70"s.

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Singletrack


August 19, 2016
C-Lo Singletrack  
 
Review: This is a really nice trail system. Make sure you do not ride after a rain. The clay out here is real thick and will stop your chain from moving. There is a great mix of terrains on this trail. Have fun exploring because this trail is not marked very well.

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Dana Peak MTB Trail 4.63 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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