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2.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.67
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The Glen Rose Trail

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2007

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March 31, 2011
Okay here goes. Take 56 N. out of glen rose,…
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August 12, 2009
Nice route if you like going in a straight line…
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Written Directions

Start in Glen Rose, take FM 56 south through Eulogy and Brazos Point. Then take Hwy 174 south to Morgan and continue to Meridian where you will pick up Hwy 6 heading west through the town of Iredel and onto Hico. In Hico take HWY 220 north to HWY 67 east thru Chalk Mountain and Glass then back to Glen Rose.

Scenery

This is the TOP end of the Hill Country and believe me you will not be short on views and beautiful scenery. Be it either long or short distance. Several flat top buttes to view from the road and great hilly rides. Quaint small towns along the way. Do yourself a favor and take this ride in the springtime when the bluebonnets and Indian paint brush abound, you won't be disappointed.

Drive Enjoyment

The roads are wide, well maintained and very little traffic. Twists and turns abound to keep a seasoned rider happy and even a beginner could handle it just fine

Tourism Opportunities

If you are like us and feel less is more, then you'll definitely like this ride. There are gas stations in all the small towns, but very few restaraunts Except in Hico. However this will give you a chance to pack a lunch and take advantage of the great Texas rest stops of which there are plenty. Most offer wonderful views which you won't find sitting in a booth at a restaraunts Glen Rose and Hico are definitely the high points of interest to make your stops. Glen Rose is the county seat for Somervell County and the square is not only very quaint but has several points of historical interest, some very nice shops and don't miss the Pie Ladies just off the square, you can buy a slice to go. Hico is the reputed home town of Billie the Kid and has a great downtown area to walk around plus several restaurants and a wonderful chocolate shop where they make their own chocolate confections. Don't miss the Billie the Kid museum, a place for kids of all ages. Go on line and check out the town calendar, there is usually something of great interest going on most weekends.

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Guest
March 31, 2011
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Okay here goes. Take 56 N. out of glen rose, about 3 miles turn left at post oak cemetary to lanham mill, turn right(left is low water crossing) all the way to 51, turn left (51 gets a lil hairy) to 67 turn left , go 1 mile to 203, turn right to 144 turn right through walnut springs, turn right on 927 to iredell turn left, right, left to 1238. all the way to cranfills gap. Beer and a burger at Horny Toad. leaving cg take 219 to clifton and 6 to meridian or 22 out of CG to meridian both are nice. BTW glen rose locals go to LocoCoyote for BBQ (south on 67 turn right just before 51) sign on the door says " if your in a hurry go somewhere else" worth the wait.
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August 12, 2009
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Nice route if you like going in a straight line... FM 6 and 220 in/out of Hico are straight as an arrow. Here is a slight variation to make it MUCH better: from Iredell head back NE to Walnut Springs, then take FM203 north from Walnut Springs (fun road) to where it intersects with Hwy 67. Turn left and go a few miles west to FM51 - one of the best twisty roads in the entire area - not real long but WAY fun... watch for occasional rocks/gravel from ranch vehicles. Follow FM51 until a right turn onto FM205, heading back toward Glen Rose. Goes past Dinosaur Valley State Park. Great scenery and knee draggers happy too!
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March 16, 2010
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Nice route and there are great views through out this northern Texas hill Country area. I agree with another poster that it is fairly straight route on state highways that bring the HP and Traffic with them. I live in Glen Rose and last weekend rode to Walnut Springs to meet a son and daughter in-law to ride up to Cranfills Gap and back. Best route if circuitous is...... FM 205 out of Glen Rose which follows the Paluxy rive past the Dinosaur State Park to FM 51, left there to HWY 67 then left a couple of miles till you hit FM 203 on the right to Walnut Springs. (couple of places to eat and gas) Take FM 927 to Iredell then FM 1238 & 219 to Cranfills Gap. Take your pick back home or wherever your going. FM 219 to Clifton then right on through to HWY 22, turn right then a couple miles till you hit FM 56. Left here will take you back to Glen Rose.
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