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Arbor Hills

Intermediate
 3.7 (38) 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 Not Allowed

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 with improvements by Aiden Mitchell

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 38 votes

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  3.7 from 38 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 5, 2021
Juan Peña
Nov 8, 2020
Aiden Mitchell
overcast and misty but still a good trail! — 12h 25m
Nov 6, 2020
Aiden Mitchell
Great trail, first time ride so idk if it has been updated. Great trail, great place! — 12h 30m
Sep 21, 2020
JD Harkrider
Loop 3 times 6.9mi
Aug 31, 2020
JD Harkrider
Trail closed due to muddy conditions so rode paved loops 6.2mi
Aug 28, 2020
JD Harkrider
Loop 3 times 6.9mi
Aug 25, 2020
JD Harkrider
Loop 2 times 4.6mi
Jun 6, 2020
Jake Harris