Comfort - Fredericksburg - Bear Creek Loop



This ride starts in Comfort, goes through Fredericksburg, then returns to Comfort. Except for US 290 and Texas 16 around Fredericksburg, traffic should be very light on these back roads.




There is a public parking lot at the corner of Texas 27 and Ranch 473. The parking lot is between the grocery store and the car wash.


53 miles


The only places to stop on this route are in Fredericksburg. Be prepared to make the journey to Fredericksburg with the water you start with.

There is no place to get water when returning from Fredericksburg to Comfort, so make sure you fill-up in Fredericksburg.


Road Description Distance Comments Lanes Shoulder Traffic
Ranch 473 Parking lot to Old San Antonio Road 5.2 miles At the T intersection, Ranch 473 turns right while Old San Antonio Road goes straight. Keep going straight. Old San Antonio Road is also called Old Number 9. 2 NO Light
Old San Antonio Road Ranch 473 to US 290 18.3 miles Old San Antonio Road dead-ends into US 290. Turn left here. 1 NO Light to none
US 290 Old San Antonio Road to Texas 16 3 miles This takes you through downtown Fredericksburg. Stay on the shoulder when available or the right of the road when there is no shoulder. There will be heavy traffic on this road, but it slows down by the time the shoulder disappears and you enter town. The turn onto Texas 16 is at the stop light next to the courthouse in downtown Fredericksburg. There is good signage marking this turn. Turn left onto Texas 16. 4 YES Heavy
Texas 16 US 290 to River Road 4.8 miles River Road is on the left of Texas 16 after you get out of town. The sign will say you are going to Center Point. It is the first road to the left after you pass Boos Lane. Turn left onto River Road. 2 YES Heavy
River Road Texas 16 to Center Point Road 1.5 miles Center Point Road T-bone's River Road. Turn left onto Center Point Road. 1 NO Light to none
Center Point Road River Road to Ranch 1341 14.6 miles Center Point Road dead-end's into Ranch 1341. Turn left onto Ranch 1341. When doing this route counter-clockwise, there is a big descent on this road, which is a big climb when going the other direction. This road is also called Bear Creek Road. 1 NO Light
Ranch 1341 Center Point Road to Texas 27 5.5 miles This road takes you back into Comfort, where it dead-end's into main street (Texas 27). Turn left onto Texas 27. 2 NO Light
Texas 27 Ranch 1341 to the parking lot 0.3 miles You're done! 4 NO Light



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