Flat Rock Ranch

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4.85 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,100 ft
↓ 4,300 ft
1,681
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
They have 20 miles of existing single track with some jeep trails. The trails lead through typical hill country terrain (rocky), with spectacular views, hill climbs (good ones), long downhill sections (best of all), technical single track (yes it is), and several creek crossings (usually dry in the summer).

They do have a map of the area at the main trail head and it is pretty much the main entrance to all the trails. Bring your own water and tools and a couple of tubes! They do have a mechanic stand at the trail head to work on your bike. The cost is $6.00 per person and it is worth every dollar! Fill out the envelopes (at the entrance) and frop your money in the box. NORBA has several races here every year. The downhill race is worth the trip.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: If you camp at the ranch, is there a good / safe place to lock your bike? Or what do most people do with their bikes when they camp? Just upgraded my mtn bike so probably still overly cautious with my new favorite toy... -glick056

A: Chain it to a tree next to your tent. that's what we did.

Guest answered on September 20, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Does this place give you a bike for you to ride on the trails or do you have to bring your own? -Guest

A: no demo/rentals.

Bubblehead10MM answered on March 30, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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System Trails (2)
System Trails (2)
Flat Rock Lower Loop
Flat Rock Upper Loop
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Reviews (19)
 

Granny Gear

June 10, 2017
jstew92 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice place - typical Texas Hill Country - little dry, but that's what expected in Texas. Lots of fun flowing trails on 2/3 and the other 1/3 is rocky and rough but lots of fun. Great place to camp - they even have rudimentary showers which make a post-ride beverage much more enjoyable! Definitely worth the time and effort to ride this place.

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Bunny Hop

April 17, 2016
macdo159 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Awesome place to ride/camp. The trails are divided into a lower and upper loop. The lower loop is full of fun long downhill segments with steep and sometimes super technical climbs.

The upper loop is slightly more technical with long rock gardens and more abundant drops and steep downhills. They are currently adding more singletrack to the upper loop that will add another downhill section.

All the trails are directional so you can go at your own pace without worrying about hitting someone head-on.

I highly recommend this place!

Similar Trail: Reveille Peak Ranch

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Gramcounter

March 28, 2016
tommbox Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great condition. Beautiful views. Great variety of trails.

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Granny Gear

January 11, 2016
Tate2o Granny Gear  
 
Review: Best place I have ridden in the San Antonio area. Worth the Drive. If you aren't up for a tough ride stick to the local parks and places to ride.

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Gramcounter

June 16, 2015
scube54 Gramcounter  
 
Review: We camped and rode the trails for 3 days in late September. I got to ride both loops a couple times. Upper loop more technical. My wife is a beginner and she had fun on the lower loop. The owner is a great guy and jumped our car when we ran down the battery one night. There is a shower. Loved the night time sky.

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Granny Gear

April 4, 2015
 
Review: Great fun! Trails were well-maintained and marked. Easy to find, plenty of parking, and scenic. Recimmended. $7 entry fee.

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Granny Gear

January 20, 2014
chdwomack Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode today and perfect conditions. Ranch is extremely well maintained and marked. Upper loop has the pipeline climb for a good workout. One of the top 3 ranches in TX.

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Bunny Hop

June 11, 2013
Burndawg Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I usually ride the lower loop because my wife goes with me most of the time, but on Sunday 6/9 I went alone and rode the upper loop. I didn't realize what I had been missing. Although there are a few, short technical spots, for the most part it is a smooth well maintained trail. Please don't confuse smooth with flat. There is no spot on this trail that is flat. You are either going up a perfectly planned/thought out trail or descending a flowing track. My legs were on fire, my lungs were burning and there was a huge smile on my face, when I completed this 10 mile trek. If I had more energy I would have turned around and done it again. It was so good I even dreamed about it that night. The owners take very good care of both trails. Do yourself a favor and ride BOTH trails. Best place for MTB'ing in So TX.
The cost is now $7 but well worth it.

Similar Trail: Rocky Hill Ranch

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Granny Gear

June 1, 2013
 
Review: A lot of fun! A bit of everything. Some technical stuff. Some fast downhill stuff. Supposedly there is a way to shuttle it too. As well as a nice easy XC ride. Mostly an XC/all mountain ride

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Trailblazer

August 27, 2012
 
Review: When I moved to San Antonio, the first recommendation from a LBS employee was Flat Rock Ranch. This spring we had the opportunity to help out on a trail work day and rode the upper loop. Just yesterday I had the chance to ride the lower loop. Of the two, the lower loop required far less hike-a-biking and had some great, flowy sections as well as fun switchback descents. The upper loop has some great sections and is far more technical. Overall, the trails are great here, very well-maintained and the owners of this private ranch are very personable mountain biking folk. I highly recommend making the trip. Just make sure to keep an eye out for roaming cattle and sheep! I hope to get a day soon that I can dedicate to riding both loops.

Similar Trail: Reveille Peak Ranch, Government Canyon SNA

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Flat Rock Ranch MTB Trail 4.85 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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