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Memorial Park Trail Group

 3.9 (13)

12.6 Miles 20.3 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

148' 45 m

Ascent

-147' -45 m

Descent

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

57' 18 m

High

39' 12 m

Low

Shared By Chris Beveridge

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A combination of the trails in Memorial Park, excluding "Call Out."

Chris Beveridge

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly The Purple Trail is very good for novice riders with the Red and Yellow Trail being good for beginner riders.

DO NOT RIDE WHEN MUDDY! After it rains it usually dries up enough to ride in two to three days during the summer.

Overview

This route links the trails within Memorial Park into one flowing ride with minimal overlap and backtracking. The Green Ridge Trail and The Triangle are out-and-back, while covering all of the Red Trail, Yellow Trail, Orange Trail, Blue Trail, and with minimal time on the Purple Trail.

Need to Know

The Call Out feature can be a lot of fun but be cautious and sure to yell "rider" as many people walk up or down it. Visibility ahead is very limited so with any speed it can be easy to run into trail runners or other riders.

These trails are two-way so caution should always be used and proper trail manners and calling out "rider" at blind intersections and turns.

Description

Starting at the baseball field, you'll head down the Purple Trail to the first trail entrance on the left which is part of the Blue Trail. Staying to the right you follow the markers for the Red Trail. On the Red Trail, you'll see a fork before you come to an open area and will take the left Red Trail path.

This will loop around and feed back into the Blue Trail. Once back on the Blue Trail, you can take a left when you get to the "T" intersection to return to the Red Trail taking it to the right, this time all the way to Purple Trail. Exiting onto the Purple Trail, you'll go left with a quick second left to enter the Yellow Trail.

The Yellow Trail is the fastest and most flowing part of this trail system. Enjoy but watch your speeds on some turns as there are still plenty of small stumps and roots to trip you up. Once exiting the Yellow Trail back on to the Purple Trail, you'll take a left until you see posts marking the Orange Trail.

The Orange Trail is a tight, technical trail with good root sections and flow. At the end of the Orange Trail is "Call Out," a steep gully descent that carries you across Buffalo Bayou with a good steep climb at the end. On the day this route was ridden, the Call Out was under water and not passable.

In cases like this, backtrack and re-ride the Orange Trail and Yellow Trail. Take the Red Trail back to the Blue Trail, which will lead you back to the original starting point on the Purple Trail. To complete this area, take a right on the Purple Trail then a left when you see the posts marking for the Blue Trail.

Following this section of the Blue Trail will lead you to the opposite side of Call Out where you turned around last time. Completing this covers all the trails in this group.

Exit this area back to the baseball fields and follow the roads and paved paths to either The Triangle or the Green Ridge Trail.

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  3.9 from 13 votes

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Is Memorial actually open? posted 2/14/18 Feb 14, 2018

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