Mountain Biking at Franklin Mountains State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]


(Wind) (Music) (Music) (Music)>>WE’VE GOT A GREAT VARIETY OF TRAILS OUT HERE IN THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS, OUT HERE ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE FRANKLINS YOU’VE GOT ANYTHING FROM BEGINNER LEVEL, UM, PRETTY EASY GOING, SMOOTH, WELL MAINTAINED TRAILS… ALL RIGHT, WE’RE DROPPING DOWN INTO DEAD MANS DROP IN THE NORTH HILLS SECTION OF THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS, WHEW! …AND THEN YOU CAN PROGRESS ON INTO INTERMEDIATE, GET SOME GOOD DOWNHILL SECTIONS AS WELL. …AND THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND FARTHER UP INTO THE HILLS HERE, YOU GET SOME GREAT TECHNICAL ADVANCED LEVEL RIDING. OH GEEZ! THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS HERE ARE AN EXCELLENT MECCA FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING, AH, WITHIN CITY LIMITS. THIS ENTIRE PARK HERE IS ABOUT TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND ACRES, OVER 100 MILES OF TRAIL, AGAIN FROM BEGINNER ON UP TO ADVANCED. (Music)>>WE’RE AT THE FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK, TOM MAYS UNIT. THIS IS LIKE THE ORIGINAL STATE PARK HERE IN EL PASO.>>WOAH! (Music)>>IT’S ROUGH, YOU DON’T EVER GET A CHANCE TO JUST SIT BACK AND JUST PEDDLE AND RELAX, YOU’RE ALWAYS HAVING TO THINK ABOUT SOMETHING. NOT TO HIT THE ROCK, NOT TO RUN INTO THE CACTUS, NOT TO FALL OFF THE CLIFF! IT’S GNARLY FOR SURE! (Music)>>THIS SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN THE TRAILS GO ON FOR ABOUT 20 TO 30 MILES OF MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS. WHOA NELLIE! SINGLE TRACK, REAL ROUGH, ROCKY, VERY TECHNICAL, CHALLENGING TERRAIN OVER HERE! (Bikes zoom past)>>IT’S REALLY NEAT WHERE YOU CAN TAKE THESE THINGS UP ON THE MOUNTAINS, AND IT’S KINDA A STRESS RELIEVER FOR ME. IF I DON’T RIDE I GET PRETTY GRUMPY AND ANGRY. SO THE RIDE ITSELF JUST MAKES ME GET THROUGH THE DAY A LOT EASIER AND IT’S JUST FUN! (Bikes zoom past)>>YOU’RE IN A PRETTY FABULOUS PLACE JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM THE CITY, BUT KINDA LOST IN WILDERNESS. WHOA! REALLY I MEAN YOU CAN START AS A NOVICE, A BEGINNER, AND WORK YOUR WAY ALL THE WAY UP TO BECOMING AN ADVANCED RIDER ALL HERE WITHIN FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STATE PARK.