Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 0 riders

Mountain Biking Purgatory Creek

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#181 of 275 mountain bike trails in Texas
#8,269 in the world

Multiple-loop singletrack with steep some steep climbing and rock gardens.

First added by on Mar 22, 2015. Last updated Apr 24, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From downtown San Marcos, take W. Hopkins St. past Bishop and Belvin Streets to the intersection of Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive (Hopkins turns into Hunter). Just past the intersection of Hunter and Wonder World, turn right onto an unpaved road to the parking area and trailhead.
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(on Jan 1, 1970)
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  • Douwe

    I started mountain biking here while I was in college. If you do a down and back loop through lower and upper purgatory and include prospect park (which is connected through trails, no road riding) you can squeeze out about 12 to 13 miles of trail.
    Most of it is pretty easy with some difficult rock gardens mostly centered around upper purgatory, but it's a great trail system that's worth a ride! I like it because I feel like I can ride consistently without having to hike it, but it's still had enough of a challenge that it keeps things interesting. I'd say it's by far the best set of trails in San Marcos. Ringtail Ridge is listed higher up on the list but is in no way even close to as good.
    San Marcos:
    1.) Purgatory Creek
    2.) Spring Lake
    3.) Ringtail Ridge

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