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Level: Intermediate
Length: 28 mi (45.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,241/ -1,308 ft
Total: 196 riders

Mountain Biking Flat Rock Ranch

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#2 of 277 mountain bike trails in Texas
#108 in the world

They have 28 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 $10.00 per person and it is worth every dollar! Fill out the envelopes (at the entrance) and drop your money in the box. NORBA has several races here every year. The downhill race is worth the trip.

First added by Gator on Nov 10, 2005. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: yes
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Getting there
FROM SAN ANTONIO, TX: Take IH 10 West from San Antonio 45 miles to Comfort. Take the first Comfort exit, State Highway 27 west. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to the first flashing yellow light at the Y intersection of State Highway 27 and US 87 North (to the right). Go 1/4 mile to the second flashing light and take Farm to Market 473 East (to the right). Go one mile and take Flat Rock Creek Road to the North (left). The pavement ends four miles later at the gate to Flat Rock Ranch. Go through the gate, close the gate and park near the only cedar pole shed on the left. Please close any gate you open on the property. This ranch does have live stock, which you will rarely see.
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Rider questions

Q: Anyone have up-to-date info about the season start/stop dates for this trail? There is a review below from 2018 that states it closes end of October, but nothing on opening of season.

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...

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  • zctn

    The trail is well maintained with decent length. Had a camping trip with friends and rode on the lower trail the first day. It's smooth ride. I'd have stayed on this trail the next day if I had known the upper trail was very rocky and steep.

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  • Kirby Lyford

    Great ride! Great owners that are passionate about the sport of Mountain Biking! Intermediate to advanced trails with some fantastic Enduro runs thrown on.

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  • CFM   ✓ supporter

    Very good, well laid out singletrack trails located on a private ranch. Interesting rocky terrain.

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  • MINIs1094

    Great ride. $10 entry fee was completely worth it to ride groomed trails. A must hit if you are nearby. Pay attention to the website for open and closure times as the last weekend of october is when the close for the season.

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  • sthomas5150

    Great trails. Challenging XC on the lower loop. Great climbs and awesome descents with spectacular views on the upper loop.

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  • dirtdiver210

    This place is all around great. You can practice XC, enduro and even some downhill stuff here. Have road it twice to date and once was for a race and the upper loop is a lot of climbing so great for XC but certain trails that drop off of it have almost a downhill feel to them. The trails could use a little bit better marking but hey, it's a giant place so I will give them a slight pass. Bring water, and food as it's a place worth hanging around a bit to explore as much as possible.

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  • Jwaugaman

    Closer to 30 miles

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  • Tex72

    Awesome trails, well maintained and absolutely beautiful. The only downfall we found was that the maps were absolutely terrible and made no sense. We ended up going around in circles but we still had fun.

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  • jstew92

    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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  • [email protected]

    Rode the Lower Loop this week-what great fun!! Jimmy the ranch owner was very cool and helpful. Some of the best singletrack I've ridden in Texas. Can't wait to get back out there and ride the Upper Loop

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  • macdo159

    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!

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  • tommbox

    Great condition. Beautiful views. Great variety of trails.

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  • Tate2o

    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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  • scube54

    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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  • Crawford Rhodes

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

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    Great ride, probably a little less technical then Lower, and shorter. There's a good climb up Mt. Park, and some fun bits along the way. the ride from top down was a blast. I did worry a little when I saw a pair of bulls near full grown, but they left me alone. also saw sheep(I think Icelandic?) lots of deer, and other cattle.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter

    Just a lot of good trail, with technical features thrown in. Many are non optional. Lots of drops, most role ok, some of the climbing had me pushing. Excelent work out. I did it after Upper, so it was a bit much of a good thing.

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  • chdwomack

    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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  • Burndawg

    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.

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