5 miles
Distance
191 ft
Climb
-188 ft
Descent
00:35:45
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Year round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #34015 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

The Slaughter Creek Trail has a little bit of everything - flow sections, gnarly rock gardens, a couple of nice drops and plenty of sharp off-camber limestone that central Texas is known for. Bikes are only allowed to ride clockwise, while hikers and those riding horses must use the trail in a counter clockwise direction. The first 100 yard section is flat. It's a good warm up to a small hill filled with jagged limestone outcroppings. At first the extended rock garden doesn't seem so bad, but as you wind up and around it gets more difficult to find a good line. After you reach the top, there is a dusty and loose section before heading back down. There is a fantastic ledge on the initial decent and then the trail splits. Head right for a shortened loop. Head left to ride the longer loop. If you decide to man up and go left, the trail weaves its way in and out of cedar trees, smaller rock gardens and some actual dirt. Once you make it out of this section, you will begin riding up the other side of the hill you conquered at the beginning of the ride. This part is exposed with a lot of fist-sized loose rocks and and pebbles over hard pack. You will then dive back down and back up the hill to another rocky, loose section that's pretty fast. After rolling through a dry creek and more cedar trees, you're in the home stretch. The final section is also fast and flowing all the way back to the parking lot. It's impossible to get lost on this trail as there is just one main loop.

Access Info

Turn into the main driveway off FM 1826. Drive to the parking lot and you'll see an opening through a gate that leads to the trail hea.

Disclaimer

There is a gate that automatically closes at sunset. Check Slaughter Creek's Facebook page before heading out there. The trail is closed after even light rain.

More Stats for Slaughter Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    851 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,000 ft
  • Altitude start
    915 ft
  • Altitude end
    919 ft
  • Grade max
    -8.1%
  • Grade min
    8.2%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:35:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:21
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (22 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
      Directions to slaughter-creek-trail trailhead (30.206250, -97.906780)
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      Slaughter Creek... Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2020 @ 9:07am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 2:14pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      reporter
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 7:20am
      Oct 25, 2020
      Caution: A lot of hikers and runners on this trail
      Sep 29, 2020 @ 4:34pm
      Sep 29, 2020
      Sep 15, 2020 @ 9:06am
      Sep 15, 2020
      Great trail for beginners such as my self. Some steep/big rock gardens you may have to walk around.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 425 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,267 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      SATN Social - South - 10/26/19 event
      24 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jpgivens01 (Nov 18, 2018 at 6:37)
       Trail remains closed. Check the Facebook page for updates
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag kgNatx (Aug 5, 2019 at 19:18)
       Here is the Facebook page link for open closed status:
      www.facebook.com/slaughtercreektrail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pizzadrop34 (Oct 5, 2020 at 12:54)
       As of Oct 2020, this is the updated URL for the Facebook page for trail OPEN/CLOSED status: www.facebook.com/slaughtercrktrl
      [Reply]

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      SATN Mountain Biking (5) - Slaughter Creek Trail
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