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greenBlue Arbor Hills

  3.7 ( 30 ) Favorite

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 126' 38 m
Descent: -125' -38 m
High: 619' 189 m
Low: 573' 175 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

Dogs

No Dogs
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Trail shared by Donald McClure

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

Donald McClure

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.

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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
Jun 3, 2018
Cameron Bickert
Some larger rocks and branches out of place. "Prairie" section is a bit overgrown. Have gotten ticks here before. 9.2mi — 1h 30m
May 12, 2018
Nathaniel Brooks
Rear breaks failed 1mi — 0h 40m
Apr 12, 2018
Shawn Nesmith
Mar 9, 2018
Jonathan Wagner-Nine
2.3mi
Jan 21, 2018
Scott Graham

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  3.7 from 30 votes

#771

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  3.7 from 30 votes
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#771

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