Jack Brooks Park

4.08 out of 5
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↑ 600 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
elevation (ft)

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Fun singletrack that's technical enough to keep it interesting (watch out for the roots!)
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (17 total check-ins)
  Raul Salazar   on Sep 2, 2019
  Redlegrob44   on Apr 2, 2019
  Raul Salazar   on Sep 23, 2017
  Waalkman   on Nov 25, 2016
  chrisgonza2   on Dec 30, 2014
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Bunny Hop

September 2, 2019
Review: Rain avoided the area and we had hero dirt.


October 18, 2017
Review: Best trails near Houston, hands down. Steep, punchy climbs often. Join the facebook group before riding, daily trail updates and friendly advice from the locals. Dont even think about riding if the trails are wet!


March 18, 2014
Review: See http://www.mtbepicrides.com/2014/03/jack-brooks-tx-kwik-stats.html for links and pictures.

The written directions are good. But once in the park,the address sends you right at the T, if you use the mapping feature. Go Left.

I usually overlook trail systems as short Jack Brooks in Hitchcock Texas. But Tracy from Bethel Mountain Bike Trail Group said to check it out as it was close to this weeks camp.

Like Ridgeline at Balm/Boyette. Super steep ups and downs await any takers, several have bypasses, all have roots. Commit or go home. You need to rocket down and pedal hard, as early as you can, to make it up and over the next short steepy! The orange arrows are sometimes hard to see, when you are on the rivet and more than one direction changeup comes up while you are fully ensconced in just making the hill.

Then you get to the teeters, ramps, tree splitting ramp up ramp down tabletops and skinnys. The first teeter is actually a compound or double teeter, with the first teeter making a tabletop with the second, before you tilt the second teeter down. The next teeter became a jump/wheelie down ramp at speed. I am not that into stunts, but these were all super fun. Even the up ramps, to get even more height, for the drop down ramp feeding small jumps. One down ramp was so steep, I did not see it, until after I chickened out. Of course, I had to go back and do it over! The main skinny had quit a qualifier, 3 big stumps in a rough pyramid, cut with a canted peak, which took me 3 tries to clean the 30 or so feet remaining. All this is interspersed with tight twisting rooty single track and the Brickyard, which gives a post apocalyptic urban archaeological feel, through the Never Ending trail. If you keep following the arrows after turning onto Never Ending, you could get stuck in a feedback loop and never get off the Mary-go-round.

I did not mind doing laps, with all this variety.

The only downside, aside from being longer, it is intense straight off. So, if you are like me, you will need to warm up first, if you don't want your knees or other body parts to complain.

Except for a few greasy turns, the trail was hard as baked mud, even though it had some rain yesterday and bad storms the day before that. Although the record book only showed a few tenths between the two days. A couple riders, I spoke with, said it was "treacherous" when they rode it wet, two days ago.

Similar Trail: Ridgeline From Balm/Boyette in Florida, but on steroids


July 25, 2013
amorganlpn Gramcounter  
Review: This trail is Awesome, the first part of the trail is very advanced, if you take the wide horse trail to the left of the trail head and follow the river up until you cross the bridge you can reach the intermediate loops of the trail, there are lots of twisty trail with some pretty tall roots to bump over, there are some great man made obstacles for the technical lovers, the trail is very well designed, if you follow the flow of the trail you can ride most of it and come out at the trail head without getting lost. Great place to ride if you are in the area and well worth the trip if you are not.

Granny Gear

October 15, 2012
Review: Really nice combination of easy, twisty singletrack and technical up/downs. Plenty of roots keep things interesting as well as additional ramps, bridges and jumps. You can find green loops and blue/black loops, so the novice should study maps carefully. One-way trails with good marking and plenty of options make for a nice day on the trails. Heavily wooded and twisty. Go ride.

Granny Gear

May 29, 2012
txtsan Granny Gear  
Review: Best trails for people who like a challenge and an awesome workout! Love the fact that it's a one way trail - unlike Memorial.

Granny Gear

July 6, 2011
Review: Not for faint of heart, my buddy is in the hospital now with broken collar bone and 5 ribs. Ground is hard!


Granny Gear

October 18, 2017
salleejt Granny Gear  
Review: Fantastic Advanced Trail...This is the trail that got me addicted to mountain biking...it would get a 5 star but the location (wet weather) and the upkeep were down on it the last time I checked.

Granny Gear

November 30, 2009
eric-29er Granny Gear  
Review: THis is a nice trail system for a quick ride and workout. The roots through the trails will wear you out though. Some of it is quite technical, while other portions are great for the beginers. The folks who take care of the park do a great job with these trails. It is all volunteers and they work hard.


July 13, 2007
Review: : Some of the better singletrack in Houston area. It has some man made obstacles, bridges, tree splits, a teeter totter, and some ramps. Nothing too terribly difficult but it does add some variety. There are chicken runs around everything. Some of the trails in the system are great for beginners, and others may have some sections that are too steep. None of the hills are long, it's Texas, but they can be short sprints to the top. When the trails are wet, they are miserable. Many sections hold water for days after a rain.

August 12, 2005
Review: This trail is fun.... Lots of ups and downs and singletrack through very tightly packed woods. There\\\'s even a few fun obstacles thrown in for good measure.

Jack Brooks Park MTB Trail 4.08 out of 5 based on 11 ratings. 11 user reviews.
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