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Written DirectionsThe 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.
SceneryA 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 EnjoymentThis 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 OpportunitiesThis 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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Back then there were even less amenities and almost never any other motorcycles. My wife and I had our own little world to ourselves.
Not really biker friendly back then, mostly hunter friendly and geared for the hunters. That did not stop my wife and I we loved it so much. We would camp on the South Llano River by the 2nd crossing down stream from Telegraph, TX....a ghost town now. Telegraph store was open had gas, snacks, ice and ice cold Lone Star. We rode 335, 336, 337 and many of the other great roads in the area every trip and we went 10 trips every year. The cattle guards are not a big deal, if you are freaking out about cattle guards you probably shouldn't be riding these roads. Just slow down and ride straight when you approach until you get used to them. Some of the best riding in the country, swimming holes, campsites and much better amenities now. I can remember in 1981 trying to get a motel in Junction and was told "motorcycles not allowed". 33 yrs later they are rolling out the red carpet for motorcycles! We bring $$! This area is so popular now in the Spring there are too many bikes! LOL.. We ride it now in the Summer....less traffic.
I knew in 1982 when we stumbled on this area that it was such a great place to ride that one day word would get out and eventually it would become a mecca for riders. We were certainly not the first to ride this area but it certainly wasn't well known. We love the roads, the people, the views and the freedom you feel when there. After all these years the excitement of each coming trip puts a little more skip in my steps!
Know your bike's limits, know your limits and certainly stay focused, stay safe!
Photo Gallery of The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a (53 Photos)
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