Nestled up in the Frio Canyon region of the Texas Hill Country are three highways known as The Three Sisters, The Twisted Sisters, or The Hundred-mile loop. Roughly, a hundred miles long, the FM 335/336/337 loop is popular among weekend get–out–of–towners and motorcycle enthusiasts for its sharp turns, steep climbs, deep valleys, and scenic views as the roads pass through some of the hilliest of the Hill Country.
Motorcycle Riding in The Texas Hill Country
The Three Sisters or The Hundred Mile Loop, are without a doubt the best motorcycle roads in the hill country. These roads attract everyone who wants to ride. I caution you. If you are a new rider or are a cautious type, then you DO NOT belong on these three roads. They have many tight twisty curves with shear drop-offs and not much in the way of guardrails. In one section about 15 miles long, there are around 65 curves. If you are an experienced rider, this is the ride for you. If you like the scenic panorama, bring your camera and take this ride!
Two Riders Said:
“This was the first time I had the chance to ride the ‘Twisted Sisters’ and it was amazing. Being a native of North Texas and now living in West Texas, I never expected to see the beautiful terrain I witnessed, especially in Texas. The roads were full of breathtaking switchbacks and sheer cliffs. Watch out for the falling rocks and, remember, that regardless of how much you want to look around, make sure you pay attention to the road. You could easily become a part of the scenery.” – Rider from San Angelo, Texas
Tom – 1986 Kawasaki
Being a winter Texan I have ridden the “Three Sisters” at least five times a year for over ten years now. Having ridden in about 30 different states, I rate the “Three Sisters” right at the top with all of my favorite rides. I just can’t get enough of those three highways, especially the “Roller Coaster” 335, and the 16-mile stretch between Leaky and Vanderpool, Texas that we call the “Twisted Sister”
You’ll ride through whitetail deer country and unfenced ranch lands. Deer can pop up almost anywhere, so stay focused on the road—and roadsides—ahead. Cattle aren’t quite as nimble as deer, but rounding a corner to find a herd of cattle in your path can be a major obstacle. It’s important to:
- Stay alert
- Watch your speed
- Expect the unexpected
Additionally, you’re riding on the same roads ranchers travel using slow-moving farm equipment, so be courteous and patient.