Ranch Roads 335, 336, and 337 are affectionately known as the Three Twisted Sisters. The total approximate mileage for this road trip is 220 miles. We stopped for a few photo ops along the way, but the total trip was approximately 4-5 hours for us.
The Three Sisters ride is thrilling whether you decide to ride on a motorcycle or in a car! My co-pilot and I opted to go by car because of the hot August weather. San Antonio was averaging 110 degree heat index, while we visited. So, as you road trip through Texas in August… be sure to plan to stop by one or two of the many swimming places along the Guadalupe river to cool off.
Tips to make your day a success:
(Special Note – There aren’t many places to stop):
- Bring a cooler packed with lunch, snacks and beverages.
- Pack tubes, towels and water shoes if you place to stop for a swim. Wear your swimsuits as there isn’t a place to change.
- Figure out your “pit stops” before you hit the road too. Be sure that your internal tank is empty and your vehicle’s gas tank is full!
- Don’t forget to pack your camera with a card – and to charge the battery.
What you will see along the way
(To Be determined by which route you decide to take):
- Lost Maples Natural Area – Spectacular all year long but especially in the fall.
- The Guadalupe and Frio Rivers
- Utopia – This place does really exist and it’s right here in Texas!
- Garner State Park – Located alongside the Frio River.
- Lone Star Motorcycle Museum – has over 60 motorcycles and fascinating history on display.
- Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop – Leaky, Texas – Get your “official” Three Twisted Sisters memorabilia and other motorcycle supplies right here.
Along the way, we saw several places that you could go tubing or kayaking down the Frio River. In August, many of the local rivers are lower than usual because of the lack of rain causing floaters to have to walk more to avoid rocks in some places. This section of the Frio appeared to be full of water, refreshing and cool.
Be sure to watch your speed too. The roads are bumpy and contain a lot of gravel. This might problematic for motorcycles as you navigate the twists and turns of the road. “Open Grazing” for cattle is a thing in Texas. So, cattle guards are found often, as are the cows themselves. Note – No cows were harmed in the creation of this blog post. She did eventually move but not before she snorted and drooled all over the hood of our rental car. #CityGirlCrisisAverted
Texas Wildlife and Nature-Based Tourism
Striving to promote habitat conservation, sustainable economic development, and to build broad-based public support for wildlife conservation programs is important to the state of Texas. So, Texas Parks and Wildlife has chosen to implement a nature-based tourism program for Texas. Their efforts are concentrated on providing a diversity of recreational opportunities to an increasingly urban population.
You may see a variety of mammals and reptiles in the area. Including:
- White tailed Deer
If you enjoy bird watching, you are in luck here are a few that you might see. Including:
- Wild Turkey
- Rails, Gallinules and Moorhens
- Sandhill Cranes
- Wilson’s Snipe
Need a place to stay?
Medina Highpoint Resort is located just a few miles from Medina, Texas on HWY 16, where the motorcycle trail begins. It is a great basecamp for a group ride. This resort features a variety of accommodation types for every type of camper or non-camper. They do cater towards motorcycle riders, even including a basket of rags for you to wipe the dust off your ride at the end of the day.
- Bunkhouses – the least expensive option but are very rustic. They do include mini-fridges to keep your beer cold.
- Hideaway, Getaway and View Cabins – These feature both private bathrooms and a kitchenette.
- Primitive Tent camping – Note the tent camping sites include water but no electricity.
- RV sites – They offer many pull-through sites that are great for guests with toy-haulers.
This resort is pet-friendly. Not all accommodations are pet-friendly but many are. So be sure to double-check your reservation. It also features great amenities like an infinity edge pool, a game room, laundry facilities, a recreation hall and multiple bathhouses. You are fully stocked with sheets, bath towels and wash clothes. You just need to bring your own beach towels for the pool. If your accommodations include a kitchenette, they also come fully stocked with dishes and utensils. I never felt that i lacked any items during my stay. The staff was extremely friendly too!