Are FKTs Bigger in Texas?

by | Mar 5, 2023 | Research

They say everything is bigger in Texas, so naturally we asked ourselves, does this include FKTs? How are the women of Texas doing with their FKTs? What routes are open to new women’s FKTs?

Of the 45 posted routes and variations, 29 have no posted women’s times (64 percent). Four of the posted FKTs are mixed gender (nine percent). Six are held outright by women or mixed gender teams (13 percent).

In 2022, there were 31 new FKTs recorded in Texas – nine by women (29 percent), four by mixed teams (13 percent) and 18 by men (58 percent), reflecting general FKT trends we’ve noticed.

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. 

We’d love to see that gender gap close in Texas in 2023! If you are thinking about a Texas FKT, let us know how we can help.


Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Peavy's "Peak": 6 Repeats 2.5499Yes18m 17s
Lost Mine Trail (Big Bend NP)4.71135Yes57m 10s
Emory Peak: Ascent4.92439No
Trinity University to Blue Star Brewery 6.0112No
Franklin Mountain: Ascent6.32683Yes1h 30m 14s
Sam Houston North Wilderness Loop 7.8297No
Franklin Mountains Ridgeline Traverse 8.24262No
Guadalupe Peak: TH to TH 8.33182Yes1h 37m39s
Emory Peak: Out & Back 9.52500Yes2h 23m14s
Town Lake Loop Challenge: Most Laps in 24 Hours10.0180No
Lady Bird Lake Loop10.0176Yes1h 26m43s
Franklin Mountain: Up & Down 12.62683Yes2h 34m 53s
Gorilla Hill Half13.81736No
Barton Creek Greenbelt 15.0726No
South Rim - Emory Peak Loop 16.63652No
South Turkey Creek Trail (Lake Meredith)16.81520Yes3h 54m 4s
4 Highest Peaks in Texas 17.07526Yes10h 20m 1s
Palo Duro Canyon Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim17.42803Yes5h 21m 42s
Dallas Cedar Hill Spine Line 20.22500No
GUMO - McKittrick Canyon to Guadalupe Peak22.07440No
Northshore Trail Grapevine Lake: Out & Back 22.51500Yes3h 55m 35s
Chisos Escalada 22.85049No
Trinity Trail: One Way 22.81060Yes4h 59m 7s
Palo Duro Canyon R2LH2R2R23.23383Yes4h 21m 0s
Guadalupe Peak: Laps in 12 Hours24.99546No
North Franklin Mountain Loop25.93756No
Turkey Creek Trail 26.8367Yes3h 47m8s
Good Water Loop Lake Georgetown: One Loop 27.01142No
Trail Between the Lakes: One Way 27.01750No
Outer Mountain Loop 30.27330Yes9h 1m 58s
Lake Mineral Wells State Park Trailway: Out & Back 39.91003No
Trinity Trail: Out & Back 42.71913Yes9h 52m 13s
Northshore Trail Grapevine Lake: Double Out & Back 45.03000No
Around Houston 610 Loop48.0342No
Austin Trail Medley 50.62270No
Good Water Loop Lake Georgetown: Two Loops 54.02284No
Trail Between the Lakes: Out & Back 54.03500No
Caprock Canyons Trailway 65.0163No
Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) Trail 65.52149No
Guadalupe Ridge Trail: GRT Only66.011000Yes1d 4h 37m 44s
Davis Mountains Scenic Loop 76.04800No
Alamo to Austin 80.12565Yes18h 46m20s
Lone Star Hiking Trail: One Way 96.06306Yes22h 18m 55s
Big Bend 100 106.010775No
Guadalupe Ridge Trail: GRT with Sitting Bulls Falls Loop109.011000No
Northeast Texas Trail 133.03205Yes1d 5h 57m 0s
Lone Star Hiking Trail: Out & Back 192.012612No
El Camino De Lavaca 225.0No
Trans-Texas 850.0No

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