December 7, 2007
This place is awesome! There are some climbs on some of the trails that are harder than some I've tackled in Colorado. The Saint Jo area is a little different than most of North Texas as it actually has some canyons. This area is on an old fault line and up by the Red River so it is a nice terrain change from the Dallas area. The trail selection is great, a little bit of something for all levels of skill. It is a hike from Dallas, but very much worth it.
Quite a bit of climbing and downhill, open field flowing singletrack, and some tight trees. There are rocks here and there but I think that Isle Du Bois has a lot more consistent rock selection.
Watch out for the rattlesnakes!
Not much traffic unless there is a race. Take a riding partner because you don't want to get stuck out there by yourself injured.
Isle Du Bois, Johnson's Branch