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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +176/119 ft
Total: 71 riders
 

Mountain Biking Wee-chi-ta

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#112 of 272 mountain bike trails in Texas
#6252 in the world

The first couple of miles seem pretty dull, but once you think you are at the end (by the highway), there is are a couple of openings in the fence to gain access to some camp area out there (I think owned by the Boy Scouts). Go through that fence, and that's where the trail starts to get fun. Then the trial starts to have alot of switchbacks and tight cuts through trees. Make sure to watch your arms and your head in those trees, they reach out and touch you pretty easy.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
The trail starts in front of Texoma Cycling Center....502 Wichita St., Wichita Falls, TX 76306....so if you haven't already thought of mapquest.com by now, it would be a good time to start.
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Q: Open year round?
A: yes, but it is normally closed for several days after it rains

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  • CFM
    ****

    Trail runs mostly along the river. Some interesting man made features and clever use of local materials.

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  • Howell11one11
    ****

    Fun to ride, met some great people here. It's perfect for an after work ride. Best use of space possible.

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  • GregInSticks
    *****

    Is a great, loopy, in & out trail. About 12 miles. The local crew who created & maintain it deserve kudos! Is a fast trail in sections and quite twisty in others.

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  • oldbikerdude
    *****

    When I moved to Wichita Falls around a year ago I was pretty down about the flatness of it all. This trail has helped ease the pain. It's not going to make me forget So. Utah or Sedona, but this trail is really a lot of fun. Thanks to all that have obviously put lots of work into making something really cool without a lot to work with.

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  • jjkather
    *****

    Rode this trail for the first time on May 15. Its a great trail for beginners like me and anyone wanting a fast flowing ride. The trail crew has obviously put a lot of time into building and maintaining the trail system. I come from out of state and will be making the trip again

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  • Nasty nate08
    ****

    Loved the trail and the creation. Good flow. Wish the trash issue could be resolved.

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  • MTBCrash29
    ***

    I really liked this trail. If you start at the Texas Visitor center, you have two options. Start at the base of the hill just below the parking area and go LEFT. Stay on the right side of any split. Another way to know if you are on the right side is to keep the orange flags hanging from tree branches every so often on your right. As well as the signs. There will be plenty of signs to inform you of the right direction of travel. i don't know if it is a hard rule on this trail as I have only riden it twice so far and once I was going the wrong way on this particular trail. Anyway.... Go left from the visitor center, the trail breaks at an RV park, so just ride along the grass for about 50 meters and you will see where the trail picks back up. This trail will take you along the river and may be peppered with walkers as it gets closer to the actual falls. just on the other side of the river from where you are riding on the dirt single track, there is a fully paved walkway that travels parallel to the path. Eventually you will go under a major overpass and past several hotels and buildings, sort of an urban trail feel. Once you start seeing some older railroad type bridges and statues you are closing in on the end of the trail. Look for the metal building with cylos (it is a rock climbing facility). If you pop up on that road, that is where the actual trailhead is located. There is a nice bike shop there called RIVERSIDE CYCLING CENTER, owned by Bo Williamson: 502 Wichita St. (940) 257-6210. The staff was really helpful and willing to assist in some on the spot maintenance. Pick up a cold water or soda and get back on the trail. Your ride back is a little more fun. remember to keep the trail markes on your right and you will travel a very different trail just a few meters from the previously traveled trail.

    Now that you have made it back to the visitor center, it is time to have some fun! you can either leave the family and new rider behind or take them along. Some have said this is a challenging trail but I think that it is easily managed and can be enjoyed by several experience levels. 6 miles of fun await you on the trail to the right of the visitors center. you can either start on the trail at the bottom of the hill under the parking or ride the sidewalk along the one way road about 150 meters to the gate with a small entrance. there are some chains that may signify the closed trail if there has been some rain. I was told the local trail club will shut itdown for a week if it is wet.

    Again, keep the signs where you can read them and the orange flags on your right. The first section gets a litle tricky as it crosses over an overflow paved ditch a couple of times and your internal gps gets the feeling that you are going backwards and you are turned around. It does feel that way, but just keep moving along with the flags and look for the spray painted arrows on the ground to help you as well. This trail has alot of fun obsticles. Bridges, over/under passes, quick rocky climbs, fast drops, moguls, ridgelines, banked turns, small jumps, tetter totter obsticle, high bridges, etc...! The cool thing about this trail is that there are signs just before any "technical" section that keys the inexperienced rider to take an alternate path. These paths are short work arounds and always meet back up to the main trail a few meters away. This trail is alot of fun, you will have the opportunity to see other riders just a few feet from you on another trail, but actually they are either pretty far or behind you. A few spots get to be confusing as the trail crosses over itself several times and switches back on itself as well. It also crosses several maintenance roads, just keep an eye out for the signs and the flags and arrows. Be on the look out for some walkers, they do have the tendancy to wander into this trail as they are unwittingly led to this side as part of a family hike. There are some chances to see some families on bikes on this side as well.

    Overall, this is the better side of the trail for those wanting to challenge thier pace and skills at managing tight turns and some small obsticles.

    Hard packed red dirt that will leave your ride needing some attention afterwards. But a great ride. I highly recommend you arrive early enough to ride this side several times if you can. I recently rode it three times in a row, each time racing my previous time. it may be six miles but it ends quick and leaving you wanting more each time.

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  • Bubblehead10MM
    ****

    Pretty neat trail out toward the panhandle. Lots of quick climb/decents around the river. I only did the first part out to the RV camp and back, so there's more out there.
    Very well maintained and marked. Can't wait to get back there and do some more, especially air bridges out in the main area.

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  • caveman2009
    *****

    Great trail in the middle of town. There are a good number of long flat runs due to the location of the trail, but that is more than overcome by the more technical areas in the woods. The old Boy Scout camp area has been bought out and is currently being upgraded/renovated as a sick bike complex. There are wood bridges, highways, switchbacks, and more! There are even teeter totters out there! Plan on getting a little beat up.

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  • Jared13
    ***

    Very fast, very flat, and very close to town! (Inside town actually.)
    I hit this trail as often as I could while visiting Wichita Falls. It was a great after work ride. There is quite a bit of trash on portions of the trail, but I didn't experience any tire issues from the glass.

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  • *****

    We live in Shreveport, but have family in Wichita, so while visiting we brought our bikes and rode the trail. This is a GREAT trail! Anyone can ride, however the faster you go the more fun it will be! The track is very well kept up! Credit to the builders! This is a must ride! You will really enjoy it!!

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  • Tfreigant
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    Great trail! Enjoyed it several times when I was TDY there for 6 weeks. Kudos to the builder!

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  • zr140th

    **Update**
    I completely agree with the 24 hour race idea. I would love to come back here in addition to HHH to hit a 24hr...perfect trail design for it.

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  • sikmnkey139
    *****

    this trail is amazing. lots of technical turns and quick climbs. the single speed video is actually me and i am not the one who put it on here. but as u can see the trail is sik. it is hard enough to be fun but easy enough that newer riders arent intimadated. the scenery is also very good. if your trough wichita fall tx stop by. need to have a 24 hour race

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  • mark1963
    ****

    This Trail was a lot of fun...The faster you go the the more fun you'll have...and like DLACHNIET said,I think I about ran over the same rabbit 4 times myself!!

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  • Dorado

    One thing that I forgot to mention on my previous review. If you start at the Texoma Cycling Center then follow the trail to the RV park, keep going and follow the arrows. They will lead you to Camp Filler and some fairly nice obstacles.

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  • RoadWarrior
    ****

    No long climbs, or even short ones. No big jumps or super technical sections. Everything else is there. What it is FUN, especially at night with good lights.
    Looked at my GPS track, and realised I did almost run over the same rabbit 4 times. Lot of trail in a small area.* Review edited 2/19/2011 Got to ride in the daylight; it's a blast.* Review edited 3/4/2011

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  • Dorado
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    This trail has something for everyone. It ranges from simple wide even trails to some very difficult obstacles. The trails are very well marked and clean. The Texoma Cycling Center has some great people there and are very willing to help.* Review edited 1/30/2011

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  • casati1976
    ****

    This is a technical trail with several drops and several built up catwalks, bridges, platforms, barns, industrial pipes, and lots of hard pack. Not many climbs other than short hills.

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  • ktmusa8
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    It is fast right now because it rained a couple of weeks ago and it is all dried up. Be careful of the leaves. It is awefully slick out there. I busted and put the ole Giant into a tree today.

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