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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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Jerry
September 6, 2015
34 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
For those comparing an eleven mile stretch of road in the Smoky's to the 100 miles plus Twisted Sisters, I can only say "Have Fun on Your Fifteen minute ride"
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Guest
December 21, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
I read most of the reviews on this site and I concur with the majority view. The Twisted Sisters come as advertised, scenic and challenging. If you are a sport bike rider like I used to be, then you face a daunting challenge. Do you spend the time looking out over the valleys at the breathtaking vistas, or do you set up the next curve? You really can't do both unless you have all the turns memorized. So be careful. There have been several sport bike riders who have been injured and/or killed within the past few years.

I haven't seen anybody mention the following route which perturbs me a bit. Take hwy 27 west of Kerrville to Hunt. Take 39 southwest to hwy 187. Then south on 187. Be ready for 10 or 11 low water crossing areas. Yes, the traffic and stoplights getting out of Kerrville will be a problem. Other than that though, a very rewarding little side track.
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Centex Nomad
July 22, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Great Ride!! Hands down one of the top 3 in Texas. I started in Medina, leaving my home at 7am & picking up a passenger in Copperas Cove, TX and riding approximately 165 miles to get there. My timing was such that we would eat lunch in Leakey..but what we didn't know at the time was that the restaurant we wanted to eat at was on the return stretch on 337 coming back into Leakey from the north. So filled up with gas & hydrated with cold water, then proceeded north from Leakey on 336 up to TX41, ran west, left on 335, and down...finally stopping at a little roadside cafe called "Angel Wings Cafe". The food was good, but the people were great. Very friendly, from the waitress who was on her 4th day working there, to the customers who just pulled up a chair and started conversating. We finished lunch and proceeded south through Barkesdale where we were told to watch out for the local cop who liked to write tickets, and on to Camp Wood where we picked up the final stretch of 337 leading us back into Leakey from the NW. As we entered Leakey THERE was the retaurant Frio River that we wanted to eat. Oh well, by then we were eager to finish the loop, head back to Medina, and then on back home. For us, it was slightly over 500 miles for the day...about 520 to be exact. But what a great day! This loop is NOT for novices, and I recommend if you want to carry a passenger, do it in the cooler months...not in July like I did. I'll probably be back this summer...but riding solo this time. The views are breathtaking, the people are friendly...and oh yeah, make sure you top off in Leakey because there isn't a gas stop to stop at until Barkesdale... If you ride, and if you live in Texas...you must ride the Sisters!
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