420 trails - Trail, Fort Worth, Texas

420 trails - Trail, Fort Worth, Texas

DESCRIPTION

This is not a trail for the timid. The descents are almost vertical, with lots of dropoffs onto babyhead- strewn chutes. In other words, BURLY!!! If you actually think north shore is technical, you are NOT ready for this! But if you want to put your skills to the test, this is about the best the metroplex has to offer. To quote one local:" these trails are so dope, you could sell them to David Lee Roth by the dime bag!" Word.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 18, 2009]
JLyon
Cross Country Rider

I can't say much about this trail as I only rode for about 5 minutes before a flat and I didn't have a spare. From what I saw it looks like it has a lot of potential. It would be nice if FWMBA took it over from the City of Ft. Worth. Many of the trails were overgrown with brush but there was some decent elevation changes.

We couldn't find a place to park except on the street in front of someone's house. There were several signs around stating the trails are for foot traffic only, forbidding bicycles, motorcycles, and vehicles (city ordinance). It IS in a shady hood and the locals are not afraid to let you know that you're not supposed to ride there. When we left there were two of FWPD's finist in the neighborhood; don't know if they were called because of us or not.

I think these would be nice trails if it weren't against the law to ride there and if there was a place to park.

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Sansom Park, Cleburne State Park

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2
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4
[Oct 16, 2008]
SlowMoe
Downhiller

Does this trail exist anymore? Any feedback. No reviews posted for 3 years...

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1
VALUE
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1
[Jul 04, 2005]
Guinness_Man
Weekend Warrior

It has the potential to be a great trail. There has been no trail maintenance as far as I could tell. If CAMBA (or anyone, someone) took over I believe it would be a great addition to Fort Worths MTB trails.

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Z Boaz, Burleson park if you want a quick run

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2
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2
[May 30, 2004]
apariah
Weekend Warrior

For anyone not familiar with Fort Worth please take this route to get to the trail. Take I-30, exit Oakland, and go south, to park near NBC channel 5, turn left, on Barnett and follow the road toward the huge antennas. There is a trailhead right pass the fenced off area. To go to the trail head off Chelsea, follow Oakland to Meadowbrook, and take a left Chelsea should be your next right, there is a big wooden sign on the corner marking where the trail begins, you can drop, and I do mean drop on the trail right past the benches. I got lost trying to get here, if you use yahoo maps, just map the driving directions from your location to Chelsea Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76103. FYI there is a Chelsea Dr; do not go here there are no trails. After getting lost trying to find the place, I contacted the police for directions, they stated the area isn’t really bad, just make sure you lock your doors, and you should be ok. As for the trail, this place looks more like a jeep trail than anything I have ridden in North Texas, or Louisiana. When I first stated I thought I wish I would have brought my hard tail instead of my Full Suspension, rig, and then I found the rocks; bring your Full Suspension bike. This place has to be one of the most enjoyable rides in the area. Hard to believe in right off interstate 30. The trails seem to go on and on, it’s actually pretty easy to get lost, but getting back to your car is easy, you just hop off the trail and hit I30, and head back to your car. I actually had and incident where I screamed like al little g…. well I creamed like a British actor pretending to be a little girl. I like the trail a lot, but if you are in at least ok shape you may want to wait a bit. The drops are fun, but there are just as many climbs. Watch out for the tarantulas, and 4WD’s, the area is closed to motor traffic, but something cut these trails, and it wasn’t a car or a Quad bike, and I have a strong feeling this trail should not be ridden after it has rained. Have fun, this is a great trail; I wish DORBA would review it.

Customer Service

I have only ridden this trail once so far, but I would suggest starting at Chelsea Rd,, drop in, and have fun, there are a few creek crossings, and big pipe crossings, its a strange place, but fun. If you ride up the road further on Chelsea Rd, and stay to the right, you will see a couple of other places to get on the trail.

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This is the fisrt trail I have ever heard of in Fort Worth, but if you don't mind going to Arlington, which isn't to far you may wnat to visit River Legacy, of Green Oaks.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
[Jan 23, 2004]
gregmc
Cross Country Rider

This trail has potential to be the best extreme in the area. Full suspension is a must. It is rocky, up and down, and not for the weak of heart. I've ridden in Colorado and this trail, with TLC, can be the best extreme trail Tx can offer.

Customer Service

Park at channel 5

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North Shore, Cleburne

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 23, 1999]
4:20, time to die

The Thought Police have taken their toll on this place. By running off the pedal guys, this place is almost too overgrown to ride these days. Don't they know we're better than goats? Just let us ride here and we'll keep the weeds down. You must bring as many tubes as you can carry. The goat heads and other kinds of thorns number in the thousands. I counted at least 15 in each tire when I got back to the car.

Customer Service

NEW PARKING PLACE - Try parking in the lot at Channel 5 on Broadcast Hill. You just pedal a few hundred yards and you're on the trail at the top of the ridge.

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Why don't we build one just like it on the other side of the interstate?

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 26, 1999]
AustinPower

Please.

You guys aren't so tough. Neither are these trails. You cry babies want tough, come to Austin. I drove all the way up there b/c of these reviews all to be let down. This is the only trail in Dallas that is like Austin and even this trail aint like Austin. Give me a break. And the local flavor, forget it. They don't have the "social skills". For the dude that broke his Y bike, two things, 1) don't ride Trek, 2) loose some Fking weight.

If you feel like responding, great, if you feel like racing, come to Austin and look for me. I have a #1 on my bike................


Customer Service

Stay at home, these kids don't like to share toys

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 05, 2000]
mike taylor

anyways, i'll give it a shot, on my hardtail with platform pedals! I'm shivering with horror when i realize i'm a poor guy in college, so i have a slim chance of relocating to CO anytime soon!

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Customer Service

BRING SOME BAD-ASS FRIENDS! WEAR SHORTS OR SOMETHING. BRING A GUN! Be careful no one listens in FT Worth. i haven't ridden this one yet ( i will when i have some friends with me i'm straight but i'm always told i have such a nice ass by questionable characters (escaped convicts?)ackkk!

Similar Products Used:

any you can find!

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 14, 2000]
TEXAS SUCKS

What's with you people? Your egos are so blown out of whack you have no idea that everyone else in the nation teases your righteous self-indignation. I know you probably don't know what that means. So let's make it short, sweet and clear - TEXANS Suck!!! Stay out of Colorado!!!

Customer Service

Once again you over-inflated Texas idiots think you have good trails. Get a real State and then pop off assholes. I can't believe some of the reviews I read here!!!

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1
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[Jan 31, 2000]
Colorado Blues

I'm posting this mainly so that colorado bullshit won't be at the top of the post (yes, I uncapitalized your state on purpose). A couple of quick comments: Fist, have you even ridden this trail? You didn't make one comment on the trail itself, just your impression of Texans in general (which is really common in colorado, at least you could TRY to be original). When my friends go to your crappy state (which isn't even the best state to go skiing/snowboarding anymore, btw) they don't even take their front shock. That's how challenging your terrain is! The second point is maybe Texans have big attitudes because we actually have a real state, not just a bunch of overcrowded/over priced mountains. Did you ever stop and think the reason your economy is strong is because we vacation there and actually spend money (your state sucks, but at least it's close). And mountain biking? you have some pretty cool stuff, but extreme? no, go to BC if you want extreme.

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if you like this trail, try Forest Ridge and Emma Long in Austin. But only if you're from Texas. IF you're from Colorado, you'll really like White Rock Lake trails... they're EXTREME!

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5
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