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      Main trail loop "Dante" with many smaller loops interlinked. Mostly mellow singletrack, with some technical and rocky sections to navigate.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department
      Prospect Park Trail Head google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Upper trailhead: continue uphill from the intersection of Craddock Avenue and Wonder World Drive, then take a right onto a gravel road that leads to the trailhead parking lot. Lower trailhead: parking lot is located at intersection of Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails E-Bike
      27
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      689 ft
      Total Vertical
      154 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      752 ft
      Reports
      820
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      2,504

      Photos of Purgatory Creek Natural Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Beatrice
      19 |
      Mar 27, 2022 @ 10:52am
      Mar 27, 2022
      trail: Malacoda
      25 |
      Feb 14, 2022 @ 5:21am
      Feb 14, 2022
      trail: Malacoda
      17 |
      Feb 14, 2022 @ 5:21am
      Feb 14, 2022
      21 |
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 2:04pm
      Feb 13, 2022
      15 |
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Feb 13, 2022
      38 |
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 1:33pm
      Feb 13, 2022
      90 |
      Dec 19, 2019 @ 8:11pm
      Dec 19, 2019
      trail: Dante
      174 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 7:24am
      Feb 17, 2019

      Videos of Purgatory Creek Natural Area Mountain Bike

      Spring! Mountain Biking Purgatory Creek Trail...
      trail: Dante
      9:13 | 1095 | Mar 8, 2020 , San Marcos
      youtuber Mountain Biking Purgatory Creek - San Marcos TX
      trail: Dante
      6:41 | 752 | Mar 22, 2019 , San Marcos

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2994324texas2puttsaddreportNimrod and 9 more
      Sep 29, 2022 @ 12:56pm
      11 hours
      user #2994324texas2puttsaddreportNimrod and 6 more
      Sep 14, 2022 @ 5:40pm
      Sep 14, 2022
      user #1649406natas2125voterouteShort but mostly smooth beginner loop Upper Purgatory
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 9:38am
      Sep 13, 2022
      user #1918625Fire9160wishlistroutePurgatory cruise
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 4, 2022
      user #1425797SJaxLloydwishlistrouteTypical Locals Ride
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 10:02am
      Aug 8, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1718707srouhselangreportLimbo LoopFCCb bbb a C
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 9:26am
      Oct 26, 2020
      user #2168387Bmoynihan123reportDanteThe bridge section is still closed due to...
      May 20, 2020 @ 7:02pm
      May 20, 2020
      user #1689345Melko97trailDanteI would say the majority of this trail would...
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 3:58pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      user #1568387TurntextrailDante's DetourThank you for the comment! I have changed it...
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 9:51pm
      Aug 18, 2019
      user #1628546TrillNelson69trailDante's DetourTrail does not exist anymore, grass is too...
      Jun 19, 2019 @ 7:09pm
      Jun 19, 2019

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      namedistance
      River Recharge Natural Area 3 20.7 km
      Willow Springs 81.2 km
      Ringtail Ridge 1 3 11.8 km
      Schulle Canyon Natural Area 3 12 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2713 miles689 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1,900#1,0083182031,854
      E-Bike2713 miles689 ft4 miles154 ft
      #597#193597
      Hike2713 miles689 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1,477#88778566
      Trail Running2713 miles689 ft4 miles154 ft
      #1,481#886785115
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