October 18, 2015
I did the section that runs from Cedar Breaks [sic] Park to Camp Tejas (where 258 crosses the river). The trail says it's about 11 miles. It felt like more, because of all the rocks. Still, I went with terrible equipment: semi-road tires, no suspension, broken shifter, and had a great time anyway. Be sure to stop at Crockett Gardens/Falls for a cool down. Nice views. Some fun descents and not too tough climbs, even for non mountain-bikers like myself. I had to carry my bike through a number of spots because I didn't have the skillz. The section between Sawyer Park and Camp Tejas is particularly fun, lots of ups and downs but not so much soul-crushing limestone bumpiness. I thought I would take the road back to Cedar Breaks park instead of the trail... error. It was about 15 miles back by road. Fine if you're in shape, but I was already tired by then. I would recommend this trail for any intermediate biker; just be ready to carry your bike sometimes. If you're not a regular biker, you'll be tired by the time you're halfway. Maybe arrange a ride from Camp Tejas if you're not up for the whole 25 and some-odd miles in one day.