Overall Route Rating
speedo-meter speedo-arrow
speedo-meter-grey
4.36 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.36
126 Reviews

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

Motorcycle Route Author

profile Image
By Donovan Reese (2 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2003

Rider Reviews

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

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."

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

Top Images

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
Share Your Comments ( 126 )
  Earn McR Points
No Image Found
Guest
March 13, 2008
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Being a winter Texan I have ridden the "Three Sisters" at least five times a year for over ten years now. Having ridden in about 30 diffwerent states I rate the "Three Sisters" right at the top with all of my favorit rides. I just cant get enough of those three highways, especially the "Roller Coaster" 335, and the 16 mile stretch between Leaky and Vanderpool that we call the "Twisted Sister"
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
9 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
pigboy
July 12, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I have to add my 2 cents. While we enjoyed riding the Hill Country and the Sisters, I must agree with a couple of riders who suggest that most other riders are really over-rating this when compared to other area's like the Smokies. The best comment was if you give the Sisters a 4 or 5 you would need to give Cherohala or Blue Ridge a 50.. Plus there are so many distractions to worry about in Hill Country like deer, blind curves and falling rock. I would have been just as happy in a car- totally unlike how I would feel in Smokies. Love Texans, and the food is the best - just not the riding.. PS.. scenery with all the rivers is really nice
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
9 riders found this road review useful
No Image Found
Guest
May 4, 2010
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I have never had as much fun with my clothes on. 14 bikes in our group and we rode all three sisters in both directions over two and one half days. Stayed at Camp Wood and had a wonderful time. The roads were great except for the cattle guards on Hwy 336. Watch out for them. Weather was great for us and there is plenty of places around to get gas food and drinks. Remember this is for riding, not for lounging about in a drinking establishment.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
8 riders found this road review useful