Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: dana peak-stillhouse parks trail--nice day

  1. #1
    Govt KontraKt ProjKt MGR-the slakin ends ArmySlowRdr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Killeen--South Side, Young at Price
    Posts
    1,946

    dana peak-stillhouse parks trail--nice day

    Well I decided to force myself away from the office and North Ft Hood both.

    Headed toward Dana Peak. All nice and dry. THEN I found trail all the way to Stillhouse Hollow Park. The lady "minding" Stillhouse Park seemed bent that someone was violating "her" "disaster" area. lol.

    I've followed trail from the bench before but it always seemed to peter out. Today I think I must have been on a higher trail because I saw some familiar stuff near the bench area but not the bench itself--some more semi-rough stuff then viola--ribbon marked and somewhat cut in trail all the way to Stillhouse.

    ---not the most entertaining trail in the world--all flat and smooth like. Sandy in spots--but still a good diversion for an afternoon.

    Pics in part:

    Arrows and Ribbons point the way.
    High (bikes all giddy on "finding" "new" trail)--or--oh my god what's she doing with that tree
    Lift off for return.
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  2. #2
    MoJo Cardinal zander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Round Rock
    Posts
    365
    Nice! I've been riding out there 2 - 3 times a week and the last time I tried to make it to Stillhouse Park, the trail fizzled out... I wonder what the total mileage of trails out there is now? 15 miles maybe?

    On a side note, be careful out there. In the past month I've encountered plenty of craziness at the parking area. 2 kids stealing a laptop, then just last week I ran into a domestic dispute that was getting out of hand...

  3. #3
    Govt KontraKt ProjKt MGR-the slakin ends ArmySlowRdr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Killeen--South Side, Young at Price
    Posts
    1,946
    I know the out and back to Stillhouse was about 17 miles. The trail sort of does fizzle out here and there. I had to look really hard, ride a few options maybe twice looking for the orange ribbons on the trees--those are key; in a few spots there needs to be more--but I was able to find them all the way to within site of the park pavillions--from that point of course it's not hard to make ones own way.

  4. #4
    MoJo Cardinal RipTide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Temple
    Posts
    388
    I have failed finding this trail before too. The weeds have always been to high and my motivation too low. Sounds like you need to lead a group ride out there.

  5. #5
    Govt KontraKt ProjKt MGR-the slakin ends ArmySlowRdr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Killeen--South Side, Young at Price
    Posts
    1,946

    Dpeak to Stillhouse

    For those that might not know--there is a real interesting trail now that goes all the way from above the bench area at end of dana peak trail all the way to stillhouse hollow. I rode with tri-city bikes Sunday morning--they put a lot of work into this trail and it's way cool. My suggested route would be Highline-camelback-lagoon loop-twin peaks-lost and found-one niner-bench-out to still house-return thru bench leg, take trail down to lake and back to lost and found rather than return through one-niner-fence line back to parking area.


    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    Well I decided to force myself away from the office and North Ft Hood both.

    Headed toward Dana Peak. All nice and dry. THEN I found trail all the way to Stillhouse Hollow Park. The lady "minding" Stillhouse Park seemed bent that someone was violating "her" "disaster" area. lol.

    I've followed trail from the bench before but it always seemed to peter out. Today I think I must have been on a higher trail because I saw some familiar stuff near the bench area but not the bench itself--some more semi-rough stuff then viola--ribbon marked and somewhat cut in trail all the way to Stillhouse.

    ---not the most entertaining trail in the world--all flat and smooth like. Sandy in spots--but still a good diversion for an afternoon.

    Pics in part:

    Arrows and Ribbons point the way.
    High (bikes all giddy on "finding" "new" trail)--or--oh my god what's she doing with that tree
    Lift off for return.

Remove Ads

Search tags for this page (caching method: table)

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •