2.9 miles
Distance
213 ft
Climb
-152 ft
Descent
00:18:30
Avg time

1/4 Notch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Brushy Creek
    Cedar Park, Texas
  • AKA
    Quarter Notch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #6492 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #42512 in Trail Running
    • #35306 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

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1/4 Notch is a highly rated 3 mile popular blue singletrack trail located near Cedar Park Texas. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 213 ft blue climb. On average it takes 18 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for 1/4 Notch bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    61 ft
  • Altitude min
    819 ft
  • Altitude max
    897 ft
  • Altitude start
    819 ft
  • Altitude end
    879 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -14.5%
  • Grade min
    17.1%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4,672 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,976 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:08
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Status:
on May 1, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (24 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      1/4 Notch Trail Reports

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      May 1, 2022 @ 8:34am
      May 1, 2022
      Jan 27, 2022 @ 3:57pm
      Jan 27, 2022
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 12:48pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 6:34am
      Aug 8, 2021
      Perfect dirt!
      May 26, 2021 @ 6:28pm
      May 26, 2021
      Mostly dry with really muddy spots on the lower parts
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 318 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,525 rides
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      Sep 26, 2021 @ 10:18pm
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      Feb 3, 2021 @ 10:28am
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      May 30, 2019 @ 10:07am
      May 30, 2019

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      spenceratx (Jul 13, 2016 at 9:19)
       I'd rate this as a black, as it's all rideable. Double black is a stretch. Great trail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      hunrugger (Dec 21, 2016 at 19:05)
       First 3 miles Blue with some tech - mostly steps. Second half is Black, loads of steep ups/downs and tons of ledges, nice G outs, drops, flow mixed with tight slow tech. The rest of the Deception collective is great too, all the variety you need to sustain a large riding community. Just what the NORTH Austin area needed!
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      • + 0
      TylerG96 (Jun 1, 2017 at 13:16)
       Needs to be changed to just a normal black trail, not double black.. All of it is rideable, minus a few up steps on the more difficult half. Great trail, one of my favorites in the Austin'ish area
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      • + 2
      beforHim (Oct 23, 2017 at 16:51)
       I'm a trail runner, not a bike. But I can say that the above descriptions seem pretty accurate. Ledges, very rocky, tight spots, plenty of climbing, lots of foliage, etc. For trail running, this trail is a great workout (and I always step to the side and let the bikes have the right of way).
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      • + 0
      LoReFo (Nov 29, 2019 at 15:53)
       Very fun and good for beginners trying to build some confidence on drops and even two skinnies. Another good thing about 1/4 Notch is that you can also go out there and shred, most of the bikers on the trail are friendly and understanding aswell. Rate it 9/10
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Lukegwarthen (Jun 25, 2020 at 22:06)
       There's lots of rocks but it's still fun and a good workout
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      • + 0
      Lukegwarthen (Jun 25, 2020 at 22:16)
       And ALOT of climbing
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      • + 1
      freetailmtb (Dec 29, 2020 at 14:50)
       This trail requires a lot of endurance to keep up with the changing terrain features, and a lot of tire grip. Even though it has a blue trail rating, it is very understandable why a lot riders consider it a black diamond. Then again I’ve always said “a Texas blue trail is a black diamond trail around the world”.
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      Videos

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      12:12 | 307 | Jun 5, 2020 , Cedar Park
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