Bracken - Bear Creek Loop



This ride starts in Bracken, goes through Startzville, then returns to Bracken.




Park on the side of the street on Goll Rd. on the north side of FM 2252.


55 miles


There are stores in Startzville.

There is a store at the intersection of FM 2252 and FM 3009.


Road Description Distance Comments Lanes Shoulder Traffic
FM 2252 Parking lot to Evans Rd. 0.8 miles Evans Rd. crosses FM 2252 right after crossing the Cibolo Creek bridge. Go right onto Evans Rd. 2 YES Heavy
Evans Rd. FM 2252 to Bulverde Rd. 7.25 miles Evans Rd. crosses Bulverde Rd. at a 4-way stop sign. Go right onto Bulverde Rd. 2 YES Light
Bulverde Rd. - Smithson Valley Rd. Evans Rd. to FM 1863 9 miles At a Y intersection, Bulverde Rd. splits off to the left while the main road becomes Smithson Valley Rd. Stay on Smithson Valley Rd. Smithson Valley Rd. dead-ends into FM 1863. Go right on FM 1863. 2 YES Light to moderate
FM 1863 Smithson Valley Rd. to Smithson Valley Rd. 0.5 miles Smithson Valley Rd. dead-ends into FM 1863 on your left. Go left onto Smithson Valley Rd. 2 NO Heavy
Smithson Valley Rd. FM 1863 to Texas 46 5.2 miles At Texas 46, there is a stop light. Keep going through the stop light, staying on the same road. The road changes names here. 2 NO Light
FM 3159 Smithson Valley Rd. to FM 2673 6.3 miles FM 3159 dead-ends into FM 2673 at the stop light in Startzville. Go right onto FM 2673. 2 YES Moderate to heavy
FM 2673 FM 3159 to FM 2722 1.35 miles FM 2722 splits off to the right. Go right onto FM 2722. 2 YES Moderate to heavy
FM 2722 FM 2673 to Texas 46 7.7 miles FM 2722 dead-ends into Texas 46. Go left onto Texas 46. This road is also known as Bear Creek Rd., which is where the ride gets its name. 2 YES Light to moderate
Texas 46 FM 2722 to Mission Valley Rd. 1 mile Mission Valley Rd. dead-ends into Texas 46 on the right, by the water tower. Go right onto Mission Valley Rd. 2 YES Heavy
Mission Valley Rd. Texas 46 to FM 1863 1.6 miles Mission Valley Rd. dead-ends into FM 1863. Go right onto FM 1863. 1 NO Light
FM 1863 Mission Valley Rd. to Krueger Canyon Lane 1 mile Krueger Canyon Lane dead-ends into FM 1863 on the left. Go left onto Krueger Canyon Lane. 2 NO Moderate
Krueger Canyon Lane FM 1863 to Wald Rd. 3.5 miles After descending the steep hill and going under the railroad bridge, Krueger Canyon Lane splits off to the right at a 90 degree angle, and the road you are on becomes Wald Rd. Go right onto Krueger Canyon Lane, crossing the bridge. 1 NO Light
Krueger Canyon Lane Wald Rd. to FM 482 0.6 miles Krueger Canyon Lane dead-ends into FM 482. Go right onto FM 482. 2 NO Light to none
FM 482 Krueger Canyon Lane to Old Nacogdoches Rd. 2.3 miles Old Nacogdoches Rd. dead-ends into FM 482 on the right. Go right onto Old Nacogdoches Rd. 2 NO Light
Old Nacogdoches Rd. FM 482 to the parking lot 6.5 miles Somewhere along the way, Old Nacogdoches Rd. becomes FM 2252. It's all the same road. When you get to the parking lot, you are done! 2 NO Light to moderate



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last updated September 5, 2005