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Arbor Hills

Intermediate
 3.7 (33) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A popular winding, loop trail that's easily accessible while still offering challenges


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

619' 189 m

High

573' 175 m

Low

126' 38 m

Up

125' 38 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The park and its trails are open from 5AM - 11PM.

Overview

This singletrack loop was created and cared for by the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association. It is located on the south side of the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, west of the parking area. This is not an overly technical trail but it can provide a solid workout. In fact, it's a great place to work on interval training due to the climbs.

Follow this link for a virtual tour of the trail: youtube.com/watch?v=SLBOzYQ…

Need to Know

The trailhead is located on the west side of the park. To access the trailhead, head on the paved trail past the pavilion and playground. Look for a large white sign that details the IMBA rules and marks the beginning of the trail.

This trail is ridden by the North Texas Mountain Bike Patrol in case of emergency.

For more information visit: dorba.org/trail.php?t=1

Description

This loop trail heads in the clockwise direction for bikes and the counter-clockwise direction for foot traffic, winding through twenty-five acres of the park. The singletrack trail is fairly twisty and has a number of off-camber ups and downs. Though not an overwhelmingly technical trail, Arbor Hills can be an aerobic challenge. Go train your intervals!

In addition, the trail meanders through some amazingly picturesque nature given that it's right in the middle of a major urban area. Part of the singletrack goes along a river. You'd never know you're in Plano when you're on that part of the trail.

Look for a large white sign at the trailhead that lists the IMBA rules for the trail. Please respect these rules and ride responsibly.

Contacts

Shared By:

Donald McClure

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 33 votes

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  3.7 from 33 votes
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Photos

Sunset lap of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Jun 25, 2018 near The Colony, TX
Rider on Arbor Hill.
Mar 25, 2016 near The Colony, TX
Rolling singletrack on Arbor Hill.
Mar 25, 2016 near The Colony, TX

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Jun 6, 2020
Jake Harris
Jun 2, 2020
Mhrj Atmaram
Jun 1, 2020
Richard Van Roy
2 laps
Nov 27, 2019
Amanda Couch
Jul 28, 2019
Chad Gallatin
Jun 9, 2019
Travis Timm
overgrown and washed out. This used to be a great trail, but it appears to have been neglected and now needs some serious work. 2.7mi — 0h 20m
Aug 5, 2018
Colin Cook
Got lost and finished early 2mi
Jul 14, 2018
Alex Alfonso
Got lost towards that end bit, but overall enjoyable ride! 2.3mi