Purina MTB Trail System - TRAIL

Purina MTB Trail System - Trail, Lubbock, Texas

This trail is a short loop of about 6 miles and varies from moderate to easy with some short steep climbs. The terrain consists of loose rock in the open areas and smooth packed dirt in the trees, before running along an open area along the golf course. The trail descends and climbs out of numerous loose and rocky arroyos. The trail then drops into a flat, wooded area where it winds around before climbing back up a jeep road and heading North. The single track picks up again on the right before returning back to jeep road and the start of the trail.

User Reviews (16)

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mayorphill   Cross Country Rider [Jan 13, 2009]

As of 1.11.2009 this trail has been renovated and cleaned up. Work is still being done here and there but the trail is worthy and rideable. A few more trees need to be removed, but detours exist for now. Get out there and ride this trail.

Similar Products Used: Mae Simmons, Buffalo Springs
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4
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4
mike   Weekend Warrior [Jun 24, 2008]

This trail is in awful condition. Completely overgrown. There is more trash than there is trail-very unsafe. I was chased by 5 large stray dogs for one mile. There are no markings whatsoever and it really isn't that technical. STAY AWAY. Don't waste time and gas, go to MLK

Customer Service

Go to MLK

Similar Products Used: MLK
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1
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2
CRXPilot   Weekend Warrior [May 14, 2007]

There have been some pretty kind reviews of this place. It's in the rougher part of town (NE Lubbock's not too rough, kinda like the bad side of Mayberry) so park your car at Mackenzie park and ride to the trailhead. The front side runs by the muni golf course and it makes you wish you were on the cart path. Tennis ball-sized rocks make up the trailbed while softball-sized rocks choke the best lines. Local landowner lets his 100 lb. dog run loose.

Section down in the trees is nicer and there are some nicely engineered jumps, berms, and trail routing. But you lose all faith when you hit the jungle of weeds that nobody wants to cut. Head-tall and higher in spots. Ugly.

If you go, go early in the day, bring bug repellent, maybe a machete, tubes, pump, and rose-colored glasses.

Customer Service

Back out of the parking spot and head to MLK trail.

Similar Products Used: Go anywhere else.
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2
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3
Mini-Me   Cross Country Rider [Jul 10, 2006]

A nice break from the MLK trail. The beginning has a lot of gravel and can be unstable when dry (as it usually is in Lubbock) but it doesn't hamper the ride. Even the unstable climbs are doable if you pick a good line.

There are lots of nice climbs that will test your mettle, some of which wind and turn a bit. Since I'm a climber, I like these. The bottom section twists and turns through the trees, and the shade is nice when it's 100 degrees out. A few technical spots down in the bottom. It's a little overgrown in a couple of spots but this is limited.

Overall, I'd say it's more technical than the eastern half of MLK, and there are some places you can get hurt if you're not paying attention to business.

Customer Service

It's a loop....

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4
VALUE
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4
SanPatricio   Weekend Warrior [Sep 09, 2005]

This is a great trail all around. It is a fun singletrack of about 6 miles that can challenge you everytime you ride. Has wooded areas that help with the heat in the summer, as well as some open areas running over the hills of the Yellowhouse Canyon. Great tight turns, fun downhills, and some great technical sections. The course follows along a golf course with nice views of Mackenzie Park. When you ride in the trees, you really forget you are in West Texas as most of this area doesnt have trees like this! Be forewarned about the loose rocks, tree branches, trash and the like. Make sure you keep your head up and looking forward!

Customer Service

You can park at the end of Elm street that is a branch off of Municipal Drive. However, being the area that this trail is in, do not leave anything valuable in the car! It might be safer to park at the softball complex and ride about 1-1.5 miles to the trailhead so your car is in a heavier traffic area.

Similar Products Used: MLK, Buffal Springs
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5
VALUE
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4
redraider268   Racer [Oct 20, 2004]

This is a great ride. Its fast and technical. Watch out for the industrial litter though. I have lost tires to buried sheet metal on the trail, derailluers to 1/4" wire getting wrapped in the cage, and suffered a broken nose being stupid. I used to ride it daily, but nothing good ever happened out there, so I ride MLK and Buffalo Springs mostly. Nonetheless, I highly recommend riding Purina, it took my skill to a new level.

Similar Products Used: MLK, Buffalo Spring, Palo Duro
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4
VALUE
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3
Dok   Weekend Warrior [Jul 09, 2004]

I just moved to Lubbock from Blacksburg, VA and was looking for a fun trail near home. This trail is definitely totally different than the trails I rode in the mountains of Virginia, but I had a blast. The beginning was a little tough because of the loose rocks, but the rest was a pretty mild cruise. I completed what seemed like a loop in about 30mins, so I'm thinking I might have missed part of the trail, but I got a good workout (mainly due to the heat)! I was wondering why the trail was called Purina when I found this review online, but it became very clear when I rounded the corner on Municipal! Haha! Overall a good ride, especially since it's in the city.

Customer Service

One other than what I took, I was on the service road most of the way back... I think I missed something.

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4
VALUE
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3
cyd23   Weekend Warrior [Sep 14, 2003]

I usually ride this trail about three times a week. It is a great place to build up experience, and has alot of tech in it. The more you ride it the better you get, the more fun it is. The area across the bridge is really great, if people will stop trashing it(litter), it would be even better. The bridge area, the Car Door , and the Large Downhill before the door are the best. It just needes a few more places for some air.

Customer Service

Start is the finish, its a loop, get on it and go as fast as you can.

Similar Products Used: Palo Duro, and Mae Simmons are good,Buffalo Springs Lake trails sucks
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5
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3
psemar   Weekend Warrior [Sep 11, 2003]

I broke my new 2004 TRek 8000 in on this trail. Let me tell you a lot more technical than I anticipated! This was my first visit, I ended up walking up a lot of hills, barely built up the courage to cross the old rickity bridge, and ended up eating it on the roller coaster up and downs at the first of the trail. It was a hot day on my visit, I was the only one on the trail, went on an afternoon during the week. It was a tough ride physically, but there are plenty very shaded scenic places to stop for a drink and rest. You must have Lots of Cacti and thorney grass and bushes. Slime must be in your intertubes if you want to ride this trail. I didnt and had 2 slow leaks afterwards. Now I am slimed and ready to go. Overall, me being a beginner this trail ended up being very physically demanding, technical(loose rocks), and also very scenic. If you are lookin for some company for a trail in Lubbock, give me a shout on my email. psemar@sbcglobal.net

Customer Service

I only did the loop, I didnt take any of the new trails yet.

Similar Products Used: MLK, Big Spring, Palo Duro, Canyon Park.
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5
VALUE
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4
Ross   [Jul 24, 2002]

Possiblily the most fun of all the trails in Lubbock besides Buffalo Springs Lake trail system. The course is fast and sometimes loose. The roller coater like hills in the beginning are fun (no brake them). I really like the step drop-in to the wooded area. Shade is welcomed. This wooded area is tight and fast. The ride out is also fun and kinda steep. Be sure to follow the jeep road back and about half way down,there has been almost another 1.5 miles of new trail added. This part is flat at fisrt and then very tight and some switchbacks are near the end. Some of them will challenge your skills. I've heard that more trail is being added soon to compete with MLK trail sysytem, which is O.K., but it gets old.

Customer Service

Start at the trail head off of Elm Street and follow the trail.

Similar Products Used: Buffalo Springs Lake and MLK trail system
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4
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