Great Escape Trail
ElevationAscent: 374' 114 m
Descent: -377' -115 m
High: 811' 247 m
Low: 697' 212 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“The Great Escape Trail is 6.5 miles of winding trail loops with heavy tree cover and scenic views.”— Maggie Daum
The Great Escape Trail is a nice 6.5 mile singletrack loop trail that encircles most of the Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area. The trail rolls along numerous ups and downs, weaves around hairpin turns, and offers scenic views of the lake. This is a great trail to use in the summer as it is mostly shaded by cedar and mesquite trees. During spring time, the trail is lined by beautiful Texas wildflowers.
The trail surface ranges from limestone and compressed dirt, to gravel washouts and sand.
This is a multi-use trail and is becoming popular with mountain bikers. Please stay alert while on the trails and be respectful of all users.
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Land Manager: Lower Colorado River Association - Parks