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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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Gas can be purchased in Leakey, a small country store in Vanderpool and in Rocksprings.
The hills can become quite steep and some of the curves can be very tight, this is NOT for beginners. If your riding with someone who doesn't posses the skill to ride Pikes Peak this might be too much as well. Not the elevation of the Rockies but the twist, turns and the grade of the road will be very similar. This ride is a nice workout. I rode my Yamaha Warrior 1700 on this trip but my 900 Vulcan Custom would have made the trip just fine so a muscle cruiser is not a must but will make taking some of the steep climbs a little easier. The road condition is excellent but no shoulder the vast majority of the ride and not a lot of pull off areas for photo opportunities so a GoPro or similar mounted camera would be great for taking your photos. Take your time, enjoy the ride and above all be safe.
Photo Gallery of The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a (52 Photos)
Interactive Views Along This Route