Bluff Creek Ranch is about an hour to an hour and a quarter from Austin and offers a wide variety of trails. Bike rentals are also available on site, so if you are riding with an out of towner, you can have a bike waiting for them when you arrive. The owners are very friendly and there is bike repair on site and they can really come through in a pinch.

Trails vary and are all well maintained. Imagine the best flowy singletrack of Roacky Hill but without a Fat Chuck or Ike's Peak. No jeep trails either for the most part.From a challenge standpoint, it's a little less challenging than Rocky Hill Ranch but still offers a wide variety of diversions on the trail to keep you interested. If you are taking an inexperienced person out, this is a great place, and if you want to just ride sweet singltrack as fast as you can, this is also the place for you.


Location: Warda TX, ~10 miles east of Rocky Hill Ranch


Directions: 

 

From Austin, take 290 East, then 77 south when you get to Giddings. Turn Left (East) on Owl Creek Road, it's about a half mile up that road.

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Technical Level: Medium.  Definitely a good place for beginners, not too many technical areas, easy to maneuver. There are option paths around some of the more technical areas.


Length: Between 9.5 and 11 miles depending on how the trail is marked (they run races often).

Trails: Fast flowy singletrack with lots of twists and turns. Wide range of different trails, not a lot of climbing.

Trail Map:
 

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Shade: Very Good. Most of the trail is wooded and not too exposed to the sun.

Extras: Camping available on site. Bike repair facilities on-site - a real life saver when you bend a hanger during your ride.

Fees: $10

Post Ride Beer: Fat Tire. There is no pub on-site, but the cafe at Rocky Hill Ranch is on the way home!

Links: 

MTBR review


GPS File: GPX Format

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