Arbor Hills Park - Trail, Plano, Texas

Arbor Hills Park - Trail, Plano, Texas

DESCRIPTION

This trail is a 2 mile clockwise loop that winds around a 25 acre section of the park. It is fairly twisty in the trees and has several off-camber up and down sections. The lap ends with two sustained climbs out in the open area. The trail is suitable for all skill levels. It is not a technical trail but can be an aerobic challenge. Facilities include a beautiful pavilion complex with picnic tables, barbeque grills and restrooms. There is a water fountain by the restrooms. Also, there is a 1.25 mile paved trail for jogging, dog walking (remember your leash) or warm-up/cool-down laps. For the kids, there is a terrific playground near the trailhead.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 12, 2015]
Eric K
Weekend Warrior

Finally after about 10 days without a rain the trail has been opened. Unfortunately about about 40% of it is unpassable. The downpours we have experienced over the last month and the half have deteriorated the dirt parts of it by creating deep tranches, in some places up to half a foot deep but only a few inches wide running through the middle of already narrow trails. In addition a lot of logs and branches got washed onto the trails and if you try to go around them watch out there are bushes with big sharp thorns within inches away. I got two flat tires in two weeks a lot of deep scrapes all over my shins. So if you going to attempt to ride it take it easy especially if you do nt see whats around the corner and definitely wear shin quads.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 07, 2014]
Daniel
Weekend Warrior

This was the first trail I've ever been on... and boy does it it pack a punch. It is a super fun trail with winding corners and some pretty fun descents. It may be a bit on the short side but 2 or 3 laps will get your heart rate going

Customer Service

Just follow the trail

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Katie Jackson park, kinda sketchy with poor signage but has a fun bmx track.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 16, 2014]
Richard
Weekend Warrior

Let me start by saying I'm 58 years old with a bad back. This is my first time on a bike in years. This is a fun trail but I have nothing to compare it to. As a 1st timer I found out how out of shape I'm in, I was huffing and puffing the whole way as well as finding I lost my guts and had to stop a couple of times and start over. My back really hurts now but I'll be back out Mon. to try it again.

Customer Service

Follow the trail

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 05, 2013]
Blaze Shack
Cross Country Rider

Video of Arbor Hills Mountain Biking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvWLHkL7eAc

This short 2.2 mile track is more on the beginner side. It is a great place to learn to mountain bike. Lots of easier features that you will see at more difficult trails. There are a couple of small drops and a few short down hills sections. You can lap it a few times for a good workout. All in all it's a pretty fun little trail if you happen to be in the area. There are a few sections that are real stop and go, and a quite a few tight turns. Other areas are have a little more flow to them.

Customer Service

There is only one trail.

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Erwin Park - 8 miles - Slightly more difficult
River Legacy - Similar difficulty but longer
Cedar Hill State Park - 12 miles - Good Intermediate trail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQSuSAZBvLk

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 04, 2012]
Rain
Weekend Warrior

What trails? Concrete sidewalks full of dog strollers and small children even on thursday mornings. Everything else is signed plainly as "no bikes". Is there anything in Plano besides the tiny singletrack in Hoblitze park?

Customer Service

Get a road bike and ride it Sunday morning when the locals are 'distracted'. Otherwise take great care out there on the mean streets of Texas.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jun 23, 2010]
surgeon
Cross Country Rider

The 2 mile loop is great exercise and fun enough for a short loop. There used to be other trails that have since been encroached upon by progress and weather.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 27, 2006]
rozzikleinrider
Cross Country Rider

I actually like this trail despite some lame reviews. My inlaws just live down the hill from the park so it's an easy get away for a workout. The trail is 100 percent single track with a lot of twisty turns through the woods that keep you constantly working. There are some decent climbs and fast winding downhill sections. The trail is faily smooth with a fair share of roots and stones to keep you on your toes.
For cross country types and weekend warriors, its an enjoyable ride and by picking up your pace can be as hard as you want to make it because there is not a lot of time to rest.

Customer Service

One loop, trail marker says to ride clockwise.

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Northshore at Grapevine

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 25, 2003]
Beldrueger
Cross Country Rider

I live about 5 minutes from this trail and ride it about 3 times a week. Ignore the trolls, this trail can be a lot of fun. This can be a scary fast trail once you really know it, and you can build pretty challenging routes if you get creative. The trees get pretty tight once you start turning the wick up. Trust me it really does get your adreneline pumpin when you start taking these corners as fast as they can be taken there is a lot of grip in some spots. You can get some serious lean in the turns. It can get pretty crowded .. so stay on your toes. Chasing down other bikers is the best part .... there are lots of good places to practice manuals and such in the parking lot.... like those biofilter things. The two mile loop is like a mountain bike speedway with it's heavily banked ruts and hard packed soil with broad run-offs.

Customer Service

Do the loop once then do it again, but cut accross the creek about 2/3 of the way through. There are two ways to cross the creek one tricky and the other really tricky. Cut left after you hit the pavement back onto the dirt and look for the big hill. Climb the big hill. It is a nice challenge for intermediate riders. Then from the top of the hill there are a lot of different ways to go. You can cut left at the first trail you see and end up at the bottom of the hill again only a little further down. Or you can go down the hill again, as it is sorta fun. You can take it pretty fast in a full suspension bike. The trails on the backside are pretty unexciting. It is more challenging to build routes that go up and down the big hill and the service road that runs accross it as there are several different routes up and down it.

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When I don't get off work at 6 I like to hit Erwin Park, Rowlett or Grapevine

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 21, 1998]
Mat

To get to the trail , from te carparking lot , follow the concrete path to your left. The trail head is marked by a large IMBA sign
The trail is rideable at least 2 days after a heavy rain , it hassome challenging hill climbs, some tight turns. Nothin very technical , fun tho.

Customer Service

Take midway,( head north ) till you get to parker , then turn west onto midway and the park is on your right , past the fire station

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 27, 1998]
John the Wrench

This trail is not very challenging, but kind of fun.
If you don't have a lot of time to kill, you can do a
couple of loops of this and get some riding in close
to home without going far from Dallas. NOT worth a
roadtrip to ride! Kind of fun at night, though.

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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