Ringtail Ridge

2.80 out of 5
View Topo Map


↑ 400 ft
↓ 400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Editor's note: This is not a legal access to the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

40 plus acres of partly developed parkland off RR12, with about 2 miles of unmarked loop trail, including a spur that meets RR12 in the 30-foot wide swath between Community Baptist Church and Dakota Ranch Apartments The trail was designed for mountain biking, but it also offers pleasant hiking in a surprisingly diverse natural area in a part of town that is developing rapidly. Oak groves, flowering meadows, cactus stands, and persimmon thickets are all found in Ringtail Ridge. The Ringtail Ridge tract was the site of an animal slaughter plant for many years. The foundations of the plant and other artifacts can still be seen; the land is being left alone to recover from ranching and the slaughter business
added by SkooferTrailblazer
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
Directions to Trailhead
Get Directions
Create a free Singletracks account to get directions to this trail.

Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
Please login or create an account to ask a question.
Recommended Trails
Recommended Trails
Madrone Trail
Purgatory Park
Prospect Park
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
Trail Check-ins
what's this?
Recent Trail Check-ins     (13 total check-ins)
  Curtis O. Seebeck   on Apr 2, 2019
  Curtis O. Seebeck   on Mar 30, 2019
  keke14   on Oct 2, 2018
  keke14   on Oct 1, 2018
  keke14   on Sep 30, 2018
Photo & Video Gallery (4)
Trail Photos & Videos (4)
Reviews (6)

Bunny Hop

September 22, 2018
keke14 Bunny Hop  
Review: This was my first trail ever so im not completely sure what to look for but i thourghly enjoyed it! It was a little wet when i went so i wasnt able to get up the whole path but the portions i did get to ride were great! Perfect trail for those starting off '????

Granny Gear

December 13, 2017
jkoch32 Granny Gear  
Review: Pretty basic for the area. Nothing crazy challenging and it's really short. Got the opportunity to ride it in the snow the other day making things difficult since the rocks I normally ride over and can grip where super slick. There's a couple little jumps you can hit. I live right next to it so it's usually where I test my bike after tune ups before I take it to purgatory where I would risk having to hike my bike some distance if it breaks down. Usually a few deer hangin out near the teepee area. Saw a corral snake out by the bench on the Tex trail once.


March 9, 2014
CFM Epic  
Review: Varied tread makes this a unique ride despite its short distance, rocky and challenging in some sections, windy and flowing in others. The trail travels through very interesting terrain. Several areas with berms provide even more interest. The trail has easy access from town.

Similar Trail: Prospect Park

Granny Gear

January 8, 2012
Marciv Granny Gear  
Review: I love this park. Partly because there aren't many people. Its great for beginners because there is an easy gravel loop, an easy smooth trail with light burms, & 2 different beginner-intermediate loops. All are short distances that don't intimidate. Its my kick-back, relax, & enjoy park...just don't tell too many people. :)

Granny Gear

February 28, 2008
clayr361 Granny Gear  
Review: A couple tight squeezes. Lots of cactus at points and a couple bigger rocks. I would reccomend driving to the back of the ridge to park and get out. I drove in on the rock trail but left through the ridge it was alot easier.


January 14, 2008
Skoofer Trailblazer  
Review: As far as trail riding in San Marcos goes, this is as good as it gets. A short loop of some decent singletrack with a few mild technical challenges. This is a good spot to spin a couple laps if you don't have time to leave town.

Ringtail Ridge MTB Trail 2.80 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
Trail Conditions
Trail Conditions          < / > embed