Pat Mayse Lake Recreation Area
(Barber Hills)
 Powderly, TX

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10.5 miles




USACE (.pdf)  |  USACE (.jpg)


Dogwood | Barber | Buzzard Hollow | Milkweed | Upper Bedford
Inner Loop | Lower Bedford | Bottom Bracket | Deer Run | Easy Rider

• Restrooms/Showers
• Boat ramps
• Group picnic shelter
• Beach/Swimming area

USACE website  |  Corps Lakes Gateway

(903) 732-3020
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• There are no fees for using the trails. There are daily fees for camping close to the trails.
• Trail maps are available at the Sanders Cove office just past the Sanders Cove trailhead

Negotiating an obstacle (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) After a long ride, relaxing lakeside may be a plan (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Like any good trail, volunteers make the difference (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Sometimes building a way over is the better choice (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) A section of singletrack nearly covered by the leaves (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis)
Some parts of Texas do have a winter (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Probably not the best weather to be riding in Texas (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Another view of the bridge from a distance (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Negotiating a skinny (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Negotiating a skinny (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) The trees up north just go on and on (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis)
Clearly marked, the trail winds tightly between the trees (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis) Trails here are marked clearly, to include direction of travel (photo courtesy of Bryan Hargis)


I've been riding these trails for several years and never get tired of them. I've been to Northshore in Flower Mound and that's got nothing other than length on these awesome trails. These trails have something for almost everyone. Plenty of fast sections, ample technical sections, and amazing views. Great rhythm to the trails with a good mix of fast drops and steady climbs. Beginners start at the Sanders Cove Trailhead with Easy Rider. Advanced riders follow the white arrows and ride all of the trails.
~ Bryan Hargis November 2015


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Last modified: 3 January 2016