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The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2003

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Guest
July 25, 2013
No disrespect to Texas- but after reading all the…
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BiggityAT
December 2, 2011
I have met people from all over the world who…
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Written Directions

The Three Sisters route starts in Medina, TX. From Medina catch RR337 (at this point you are starting on "The Three Sisters") heading west (right). Take RR337 west until you come up on the town of Leakey. At Leakey, go north on US 83 for a just about a mile and look for RR336 on the left. Take a left onto RR336 which will head you north. Continue north on RR336 until you meet Texas 41 and at this point you will want to turn left in order to head west. Go west for 15 miles or so and you will find RR335 on the left. Take a left (east) and get on RR335 and drive south down to Camp Wood where you can take a left on to RR337 and finish out the loop when you hit Leakey again.

Scenery

A ride through this part of Texas will most certainly change your view of my beloved state. You will ride amongst scenery as good as it gets, along clear rivers, through very twisty mountain type curves amidst real Texas Ranches. With million dollar vistas and cool clear waters along with friendly folks and knowing that you are riding the best this large state can offer, makes for great riding... Nueces River (pronounced New-Aces) on Ranch Rd 335

Drive Enjoyment

This route is mainly very twisty passing over large hills and between not many gas stations. This roller coaster ride will no doubt blow you away. The road is not heavily traveled, but beware as sharp turns have certainly taken many motorcyclist down. Also, although the surface is mostly in very good condition, always watch for loose gravel, deer and slow moving locals heading back to their ranch ... often a much slower pace than we're zippin by at.

Frio River just outside Leaky, (pronounced lay-key) on Ranch Road 337. Just after having gone through the Twisted Sister from Vanderpool (contributed by The Geezy Rider, Aug 08)

On Ranch Road 337 just prior to hitting Vanderpool (contributed by The Geezy Rider, Aug 08)

Huge ranch just north of Campwood on Ranch Road 335 (contributed by The Geezy Rider, Aug 08)

Tourism Opportunities

This route isn't going to be know for its "Roadside Amenities" as much as it is known for its scenery and road quality. There are some very nice pull-outs, stop and enjoy the long vistas. Gas up in Leakey as there are not too many gas stations to choose from and where there is a very good motorcycle shop. For a refreshing summertime swimming hole try the Frio River (frio meaning cold!!!). Note from a recent MotorcycleRoads.com visitor about this route: "Hwy 16 between Kerrville and Bandera is not for beginners! Due to recent accidents, weekend police patrol has increased a great deal. Hwy 173 may be a better route between Kerrville & Bandera."

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The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a
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Guest
July 25, 2013
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No disrespect to Texas- but after reading all the "breath -taking" reviews about the 3 sisters, i had to chime in. We spent a week riding the area and had a GREAT time. The people were the best. But I must admit I was a little underwhelmed with the quality of the roads (not smooth) and did not enjoy so many blind slow curves. There were more straights than I expected also. We made the journey from Florida because we kept hearing how great the riding was. And it was nice- but not near as great as people say ( in my humble opinion). Then we went to the Smokies - there i was absolutely blown away. To me the Smokies are a 10 while the Hill country, in comparison, a 2 or 3. I write this to be the only person to say," don't get your hopes up" and if you can choose just for riding, choose the Smokies. Otherwise Texas was one of the best vacations we ever had.

Thanks - and don't hate - just my opinion
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BiggityAT
December 2, 2011
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I have met people from all over the world who have come to ride the Sisters. Don't miss Frio Canyon just west of Leakey on FM337. It is a small Motorcycle Mecca in this area. Bikers and Motorcyclists welcome and friendly. A couple of important tips, FM337 between Medina and Leakey is technical, with long lulling stretches of predictable twists, until you get to the "Gulch" or "Gap" going west it is a mean decreasing radius after a sweet set of sweepers. Heading east it is a tight turn that opens up to an off-camber hump, and I don't know which is worse. For folks from urban areas FM336 is a "Free Range Cattle" area, which is Texan for no fences, and the occasional cattle guard (RR tracks 6 feet wide). About half of the cattle guards are on a curve. Also very important keep your eye out for a guy with a camera next to a Goldwing. He takes pictures of riders as they pass by and then you can buy them at txmotofoto.com I have several.
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Sooner805
May 2, 2012
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This ride is one of the top ten rides in the nation. It has it all. Scenery and challenge. The scenery is certainly beautiful especially in the spring. Not too hot and trees and cactus in bloom. The people in the area are glad to have you there and are friendly. The road surface itself is in fair to good conditon. The curves are many and sometimes surprising. We saw no livestock on the road at all but the possibility is there. Unexpected trips off the road will surely result in seriuos injury and the cushion is large sharp rock. If you leave the road you will get hurt. The road lulls you to over confidence then jumps up to bite. This ride is not for beginners at all as the speeds can get too great leading into a sharp curve. The roadside amenities are limited so be sure to fuel up when possible. The state of Texas needs to put more marked pull outs on these roads for rest and photos. There are good food and fuel in Leakey plus a great motorcycle food/music/shop just west of Leakey. This road should not be missed by serious motorcyclist.
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