3 miles
Distance
189 ft
Climb
-95 ft
Descent
00:21:31
Avg time

Dante's Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Purgatory Creek Natural Area
    San Marcos, Texas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #28284 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Dante's Trail has easy sections and difficult sections. The difficult sections are due to fairly large, unavoidable rocks. There is very little elevation gain so no need to worry about climbs For the less advanced riders whose technical skills may not be strong, it is still very worth riding and just walking the rock garden areas. Most of the trail has great tree canopy so it is a good trail to ride when it is hot outside. Watch for wildlife on this trail including deer, fox, wild hogs, and the occasional rattlesnake or coral snake!

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More Stats for Dante's Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    95 ft
  • Altitude min
    599 ft
  • Altitude max
    716 ft
  • Altitude start
    620 ft
  • Altitude end
    715 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -6.4%
  • Grade min
    12.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,428 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:21:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:56
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Dante's Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 3:19pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      reporter
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      Still a little damp but good riding overall. Better to do the dam climb than cross the wood bridge.
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      Still a little damp from rains, but nice riding overall.
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 15, 2020
      reporter
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 5:04pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 93 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 311 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 24, 2019 @ 6:23pm
      Oct 24, 2019
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      Aug 11, 2019 @ 2:47pm
      Aug 11, 2019
      74 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 7:24am
      Feb 17, 2019
      73 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 7:24am
      Feb 17, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Melko97 (Aug 31, 2019 at 15:58)
       I would say the majority of this trail would require a full suspension mountain bike or a very technically skilled hardtail rider. Super technical but very fun
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