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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Terlingua's name origin has been lost to time, but is thought to be a corruption of "tres linguas" or "three tongues", or as I believe, comes from "latis linguas" meaning "crossing tongues", which describes the shifting sandbars where Terlingua Creek and Santa Elena Canyon meet. This is a prehistoric crossing for both man and beast. The area is pure Chihuahuan Desert - cactus and thorn scrub with Lechuguilla being the indicator plant known for eating shins and bike tires. Riding is varied, with limestone, volcanics, and sand being the main surfaces. Nothing is soft here; everything either sticks, stings, or stinks. Summers are brutal, but the barren rock illuminates under moonlight for a desert adventure few know. Winters are mild, but the weather can change on you without warning. Doubletrack roads created by mule-drawn wagons go for miles, and beckon with unexplored hills and canyons. Singletrack trails can be found near Lajitas and on the State Park, crumbling doubletracks criss-cross the Terlingua Ranch (roads are open, the land is private), and National Park unmaintained roads round out whatever riding challenges you are up for. Don't forget to pack plenty of water and spare tubes with patches. Tubeless tire setups are highly recommended.
      Region Details
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      • 12
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 29, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #752
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails (view details)
      52
      Trails Mountain Bike
      52
      Trails E-Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      51
      Trails Trail Running
      51
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      329 miles
      Total Descent
      26,070 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,663 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,508 ft
      Reports
      16
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      609
      Sub Regions

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 35 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance

      Photos of Terlingua Mountain Bike

      7 |
      May 27, 2019 @ 9:40am
      May 27, 2019
      10 |
      May 27, 2019 @ 9:39am
      May 27, 2019
      17 |
      May 27, 2019 @ 9:38am
      May 27, 2019
      11 |
      May 16, 2019 @ 10:21am
      May 16, 2019

      Videos of Terlingua Mountain Bike

      youtuber Mountain Biking Big Bend Texas | Lajitas...
      6:30 | 130 | Mar 8, 2018 , Terlingua
      Mountain Biking Big Bend Texas | Dome Loop
      8:56 | 163 | Jun 27, 2018 , Terlingua
      youtuber Mountain Biking Big Bend Texas | Dome Loop
      8:56 | 115 | Jun 27, 2018 , Terlingua

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1906321potromanwishlisttrailDagger Flats - Old Ore Road - Hot Springs and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 3:03pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #1050090sergitopereirawishlisttrailMaverick Road
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 12:27pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #1050090sergitopereirawishlisttrailIndian Head - Out and Back
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 7:38pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      user #1050090sergitopereirawishlisttrailLoop 4
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 1:18pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1952878PrittengervotetrailWest Main Trail
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 2:10pm
      Oct 10, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1475977JimonabikereportSinglespeed trailActually Singlespeed trail not speedway. I did...
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 3:42pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      user #1537571JiriHajektrailHorse TrapThis trail is much better ridden in opposite...
      May 24, 2018 @ 10:23pm
      May 24, 2018
      user #1537571JiriHajektrailPapalote Encino TrailThis trail is much better ridden in opposite...
      May 24, 2018 @ 10:22pm
      May 24, 2018
      user #1121739LarsacustrailEast Cedar Springs to Bee CanyonReversed the GPS track per this comment
      Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:54am
      Sep 19, 2017
      user #1401942GeochemistrytrailEast Cedar Springs to Bee CanyonNOTE - The track plots backwards. The start...
      Sep 19, 2017 @ 3:29am
      Sep 19, 2017

      Local Badges

      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS Plus & contributors
      • Admins: BBTA
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