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Entry from May 18, 2008
Three Sisters or Twisted Sisters or 100-Mile Loop (RR335, RR336, RR337)

Texas Hill Country Ranch Roads 335, 336, and 337 have long been called the “100-mile loop” by motorcycle drivers. That wasn’t exciting enough for T-shirts and newspaper articles, however, so by about 2006 the roads were nicknamed “Twisted Sisters” and “Three Sisters” and ‘Three Twisted Sisters.”

The nicknames became widely used by 2007 and were used in the motorcycling magazine Ride Texas.


Motorcycle Riding in The Texas Hill Country
“The Three Sisters” or “ The Hundred Mile Loop” (RR335, RR336, & RR337) are without a doubt the best motorcycle roads to be found in the Hill Country of Texas. These are the roads everyone wants to ride when they visit the Texas Hill Country. Again I caution, if you are a new rider or are a cautious type, then you DO NOT belong on these three roads. They follow canyons and climb over jagged, steep and crumbling hills. They have many tight twisty curves with shear drop offs and not much in the way of guard rails. In one section about 15 miles long, there are around 65 curves. If you are an experienced rider, then this is the ride for you. If you like scenic panoramic views, bring your camera and take this ride!

MotorcycleRoads.us
Ranch Road 335 - Texas
Junction SR 41 to Barksdale - 30 Miles - Twisty
Rider Comments:
“Great Riding, will do again. Great turns and twists along this ride. This one is my favorite out of the 3 twisted sisters: 335, 336, 337. When in Texas, ride this road. Watch for rocks and wildlife on the road as always.” - Charles Bailey, Crosby, Texas (10/16/07)
“I (a police officer) have worked 4 motorcycle wrecks in the last two months, including one head on yesterday. Gravel and rocks fall on the road and become a hazard. Watch the road very careful. Be safe.” - Jay Adams (5/6/07)
“Very scenic with curves and hills. Out on this ride there are no cars, just the wind in your face. Excellent. Also rode RR 337 and RR 336.” - Brett Harris (4/28/07)
“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 breath taking switch backs and shear cliffs. Watch out for the falling rocks and remember, that regardless how much you want to look around, make sure you pay attention to the road. You could easily become a part of the scenary.” - Rider from San Angelo, Texas (1/1/07)
“One of the ‘3 Twisted Sisters’ in the Hill Country (RR 335, 336 and 337) and one of the most fun roads I’ve ever been on.” - Mark Rickards - (5/12/06)

MotorcycleRoads.us
Ranch Road 336 - Texas
Leaky to Junction SR 41 - 27 Miles - Twisty
Rider Comments:
“This was a very fun and different type of ride. Lots of cattle guards, which you just slow down on and stay to the right side, and most were no problem at all even riding two up. Very pretty riding through the open range. Will ride this again as well as the 335 & 337.” - Charles Bailey, Crosby, Texas (10/16/07)
“Great scenery, but way too many rough cattle guards. We will think twice about traveling this road again because of the numerous cattle guards.” - Hill Country Rider (10/9/07)
“Fun road but too many cattle gaps. The other two of this triplet set (335 & 337) are much better.” - Anonymous (8/15/07)

MotorcycleRoads.us
Ranch Road 337 - Texas
Camp Wood to Medina - 58 Miles = Twisty
Rider Comments:
“Took RR 337 this past weekend and I agree with all the comments. However, currently there is a 3 mile stretch right before you get to Leaky that is completely unpaved, very rocky and dusty.” - Kevin (3/17/08)
“Just made this ride July 06! Beautiful hills and valleys but the wonderful curves will make you keep your eyes on the road. Tight two lane fun. Ride it both directions.” - Shain Emerine (7/23/06)
“As a long-time Texas motorcyclist this has to be one of the best roads our great state has to offer. And trust me, after you out of state motorcylists ride this ride, you will never again say Texas is flat or boring, which it is neither. I will put it up against any road in the US… This is the REAL Texas...” - Donovan Reese - (5/4/06)
“Probably the BEST motorcycle road in Texas in terms of scenery AND quality. Not only do you get breathtaking views, but the curves and twisties are awesome! Hands down my favorite Texas road. (So far.)” - Rider from Lubbock, Texas - (4/14/06)

Texas Motorcycle Rides
Title: Ranch Roads 335, 336, & 337a
State: Texas
Submitted By: Donovan Reese
Date Submitted: Aug 03
Motorcycle Type: 2001 BMW K1200 RS & 1978 BMW R100RS Motosport
Motorcycle Road Length: 175 Miles
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COMMENTS
Tom - 1986 Kawasaki
Posted 67 days ago
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 diffwerent states I rate the “Three Sisters” right at the top with all of my favorit rides. I just cant get enough of those three highways, especially the “Roller Coaster” 335, and the 16 mile stretch between Leaky and Vanderpool that we call the “Twisted Sister”

Twisted Sisters Ride
Joyce and I are back at home following our 5 night 6 day motorcycle tour of the Texas Hill Country. We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The ride was not without its share of adventures though. 

Mikes Rides
Monday, July 10, 2006
Hill Country Weekend July 2006
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The three sisters is a great loop. Maybe the best in Texas that I have ridden. I’d like to provide my impression of these three siblings if I may.

These Texas girls have much in common, starting with their names, RR-335, 336, and 337. They also share the curves and roller coaster changes in elevation that keep us coming back for more. But there are important differences too.

Hill Country Ride
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Thursday morning we got up and left Leakey to ride the 3’s or “Three Sisters”, “Twisted Sisters” whatever you want to call them. The 3’s are Ranch Road 337, 335 and 336. These are by far the very best roads in the Hill Country. Great mountain twisties!!

Amazon.com
Back Issue RIDE TEXAS (tm) Magazine, Jun/Jul 2007, Vol 9 No 3
“Hill Country Backroads: Exploring the market-to-market roads”

Thunder Press (July 7, 2007)
Riding the Three Sisters
Texas ménage a trois
When a rally just won’t do

by Robert Filla
Leakey, Texas, March 9–28—Motorcycle rallies are rarely sufficient to satisfy the needs of a two-wheeled adventurer. They add spice and flavor to the sport, but the true meat of biking is a lonely back road. And in Texas, the mecca of Lone Star riding is the Hill Country. In particular, it means experiencing the challenges of a triple set of Ranch Roads, RR 335, 336 and 337, commonly referred to as the Three Sisters Ride (and known by some of the locals as the Twisted Sisters). With light traffic and only quaint, small towns along the route, these three roads frame a picturesque rectangle of twisty and tight asphalt and have provided years of excitement for all bike enthusiasts, sport, touring and cruisers alike.

Holy Hogs
Saturday, August 11, 2007
August 11, 2007 Ride - The 480 Miler
(...)
Next on the Itinerary was a ride called the “Three Sisters”. This is the part of the ride that we were most looking forward to riding because of the following reviews given by several publicized reviews:

“The “Three Sisters” (RR335, RR336, & RR337) which are without a doubt the best motorcycle roads to be found in the Hill Country of Texas. These are the roads everyone wants to ride when they visit the Texas Hill Country. Again I caution, if you are a new rider or are a cautious type, then you DO NOT belong on these three roads. They follow canyons and climb over jagged, steep and crumbling hills. They have many tight twisty curves with shear drop offs and not much in the way of guard rails. In one section about 15 miles long, there are around 65 curves. If you are an experienced rider, then this is the ride for you. If you like scenic panoramic views, bring your camera and take this ride!”

“Ranch Road 337 is NOT for the faint of heart. This road follows canyons and climbs over mountains and has so many tight twisty curves that I lost count. If you are an experienced rider, then this is the road for you. If you like scenic views this is the ride to take.”

Our ride route would actually on take us onto “Two Sisters” (RR 337 and RR 335). However, even Two Sisters were pretty amazing. The twisties coupled with the views were awesome. RR 337 is a very popular ride with at least 25 other rides on the road with us. We would definitely recommend this ride to others.

FJRForum - Any other FJR riders from Austin?
Inlaw1
Sep 3 2007, 07:13 AM
You mean the 100 mile loop? Sorry, it’s been called the 100 mile loop forever and I can’t figure out where this “The Twisted Sisters” name came from when referring to the 33x roads. 
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jmdaniel
Sep 3 2007, 07:30 AM
Well, if you visit the big bike hangout, just outside of Leakey, (moved from downtown this year), you’ll see a lot of T-shirts in the gift shop that mention the sisters…
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Inlaw1
Sep 3 2007, 11:52 AM
Yea, I know. They moved in and gave the route thier own name, along with some promotion from Ride Texas magazine, and now everyone that doesn’t know any better (any Johnny come lately) is following suit. For those of us that have been riding those roads for years it’s..... blasphemy!

Twisted Sisters my ass. 
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jmdaniel
Sep 3 2007, 02:06 PM
Well, it does have a bit more panache’ than “100 mile loop”...
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FJRMGM
Sep 4 2007, 04:33 AM
“and I can’t figure out where this “The Twisted Sisters” name came from when referring to the 33x roads.”
Cause it looks better on a T-shirt than “those three kinda curvey and hilly roads out there by Leakey?”

Rally Up Texas
cloud
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:32 am
I gotta agree with Roadrunner on this one.........Bandera and the 3 twisted sisters (rr335,336,337) are the best that Texas has to offer.
I usually make it to the area twice a year. If you’ve not been there ya owe it to yourself to make a visit......plan on 3 days to ride the area and you won’t believe it!

San Antonio Drivers Club
Ashley3D
03-10-2008, 05:59 AM
Heads up Miniacs,
The South Texas Mini Club will be hosting another Hill Country event.

The Three Sisters (AKA Twisted Sisters) are 3 famous Ranch Roads that snake through the Northeast Hill Country. RR377, RR336 & RR335 have some of the best twisties and elevation changes anywhere.

Folks who did the Foliage Run last fall will remember RR337 between Medina and Leaky. This route will include the rest of 337 West of Leaky into Camp Wood, and a very scenic wiggle up the banks of the Nueces River on RR335. Then a short zap West on HWY41 to the third sister, RR336, that zigzags South along the ridges and vallies of the hills in Real County all the way down to 1050. Then West on 1050 into Utopia for PIE!

A Canadian in Texas
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wildflower trip report
Back home safe and sound, and tired. We put on 1050 miles over three days, each of them long days with lots of scenery, curves and hills. The wildflowers were virtually non-existant as the Texas Hill Country had a very dry winter and spring and that apparently does not make for good growing conditions. It was quite a contrast from last year.

However to make up for lack of wildflowers we tackled some of the best roads in Texas. It seems like every new road we ride in Texas becomes a favorite. The highlights of the trip were our Saturday trip, we rode Hwy 16 particularly the section from Kerrville to Medina. That stretch rivals some many of the other excellent roads I have ridden. Additionally we did the Three Sisters, the Twisted Sisters, or the 100-mile loop, however that ride is called. The roads in particular are RR335, RR336 and RR337. Most excellent roads that are both curvy and hilly. Some sections are challenging and all are beautiful and quite varied. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (6) Comments • Sunday, May 18, 2008 • Permalink


I was told the three sisters is the best road to take when you plan a trip in your bike. Not sure if there are more in texas but at least this one is very famous.

Posted by Motorcycle Fairings  on  09/10  at  05:37 PM

My husband and I, and a few friends are heading out to Garner State Park in a couple of weeks.  We plan to ride the “100-mile loop.” Although we are all seasoned riders, all of the info I’ve read regarding this ride has been extremely enlightening.  Thanks!!!!  One question, though.  Are there any good places to stop for “refreshments” on this loop?  I would appreciate any feedback.

Posted by Catfish  on  04/07  at  10:26 AM

Watch out for High performance cars and bikes. We had a group of about 30 vehicles fly by us at a high rate of speed.

Posted by EJ DEVAL  on  06/08  at  02:13 PM

I usually make it to the area twice a year. If you’ve not been there ya owe it to yourself to make a visit......plan on 3 days to ride the area and you won’t believe it!

Posted by clubpenguincheats  on  04/04  at  08:17 PM

How can I convince my wife (an orthopedic surgeon who has seen injuries of all types) to let me experience the 100-mile loop? I have a feeling it’ll be a tough argument…

Posted by bmw parts  on  04/16  at  11:03 AM

This is a good post about the Three Twisted Sisters. someday I want to ride on that Road and see if I can finish it with my ride. Im getting excited.

Posted by Motorcycle parts  on  04/17  at  01:50 AM

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