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      Steward: David Starr


      Email us: [email protected]


      Nearest City
      Sanger/Pilot Point

      Directions
      From Denton take I35 north to Sanger. In Sanger take the FM455 exit and go east on FM-455 toward Pilot Point. The park entrance is 2 miles after you cross the Lake Ray Roberts Dam on FM-455. From Frisco take HWY 289 (Preston Road) north to HWY 380. Take HWY 380 west to HWY 377. Take HWY 377 north to FM-455 (this is before Pilot Point). Take FM-455 west to the park entrance. The trailhead is near the end of the main park road. When you see the road leading downhill straight to the lake, look for the trailhead parking area on the right (boat ramp on left).

      Type
      Single Track - Multiple Loops

      Distance
      9.5 - 11 miles

      Land Manager
      Ray Roberts Lake State Park
      Call 940-686-2148 for latest trail conditions

      Hours
      8AM - 10AM (gates open at 6AM, HQ open at 8AM)

      Description
      Isle du Bois, which means "Island of the Trees," was opened in 1993 and is located on the southeast corner of Lake Ray Roberts which is north of Denton. The trail was finally completed by Dorba volunteers in 2005 with the total length of the trail being under 12 miles. The terrain is rockier than most of Dorba's trails and Isle du Bois has several nice hills that have been incorporated into the trail which are strewn with rock gardens of varying technical difficulty. The most difficult sections of the trail are found on Loop D and there are two bypasses marked for those riders wishing to miss the worst of the rocky climbs. Loop E runs northeast from the park along the rocky lake shore and offers some great views of Ray Roberts while loop D highlights the lake vista from atop the rocky center ridge with lake views common during the leafless Winter months. Loop C has some speedy sections with short steep climbs sprinkled here and there. To ride the entire trail take every left intersection except for the two by-passes on Loop D, which are marked and going left there will cause you to miss the more technical rocky climbs. The trail is marked with emergency location posts (indicated by a red/white reflector stripe and a number). These numbers do not correlate to mileage. The emergency locations are indicated on the trail map that the Park Rangers/Emergency personnel have. If you have an emergency situation, you can tell the park/EMTs what number you last saw and they will be able to locate you more rapidly. There is a $7 per person entrance fee or State Park Pass is required for entry into the park. The trail is closed when wet so make sure to call the park office at 940-686-2148 for trail information. Follow the signs in the park to the "Dorba Trail" which will be the first large paved parking lot on your right as you approach the lake.

      Facilities
      • Drinking water
      • Flush toilets
      • Showers in the camping areas
      • Camping
      • Gazebos and picnic areas
      • Swimming beach
      • Gas/food in Sanger and Pilot Point
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife
      Isle du Bois google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 5
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      Region Status
      Closed as of Apr 9, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails E-Bike
      11
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      960 ft
      Total Vertical
      98 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      733 ft
      Reports
      1,327
      Photos
      30
      Ridden Counter
      2,154

      Photos of Ray Roberts Lake Isle Du Bois Unit Mountain Bike

      60 |
      Nov 28, 2022 @ 9:37am
      Nov 28, 2022
      77 |
      Nov 28, 2022 @ 9:36am
      Nov 28, 2022
      112 |
      Nov 28, 2022 @ 9:35am
      Nov 28, 2022
      117 |
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 9, 2022
      85 |
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 9, 2022
      100 |
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 9, 2022
      trail: IDB Loop C
      589 |
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 1:36pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      | 1 comments
      trail: IDB Loop C
      403 |
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 1:36pm
      Jul 28, 2019

      Videos of Ray Roberts Lake Isle Du Bois Unit Mountain Bike

      Isle de Bois MTB Trail, Lake Ray Roberts

      1:0:02 | 381 | Jan 13, 2022
      Rocky Climbs and Tight Downhill || Isle Du...
      trail: IDB Loop D
      7:21 | 867 | May 17, 2021 , Pilot Point
      Rocky Climbs and Tight Downhill || Isle Du...
      trail: IDB Loop C
      7:21 | 641 | May 17, 2021 , Pilot Point
      Isle Du Bois State Park Mountain Bike Trail...

      25:32 | 631 | Dec 27, 2020
      Do you like techy climbs?! | Mountain Biking...

      10:12 | 454 | Dec 27, 2020
      Mountain Biking at Isle du Bois | Rock Gardens...
      trail: IDB Loop D
      8:14 | 1330 | Jul 27, 2018 , Pilot Point

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Isle Dubois Horse Trail Connector
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent MudDstarr Trail Stewards
      Isle Dubois Hawthorn Loop
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent MudDstarr Trail Stewards
      Isle Dubois Hawthorn Loop
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent MudDstarr Trail Stewards

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      IDB Loop D
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent Mud Dstarr Trail Stewards
      IDB Loop C
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent Mud Dstarr Trail Stewards
      IDB Loop B
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent Mud Dstarr Trail Stewards
      IDB Loop A
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent Mud Dstarr Trail Stewards
      IDB Inner Loop D
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent Mud Dstarr Trail Stewards
      Deer Ridge
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:25am
      Apr 9, 2024
      Prevalent Mud Dstarr Trail Stewards

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      CDavidlY4triddentrailactivity #51284051
      Apr 16, 2024 @ 3:11pm
      1 day
      Dstarraddreportactivity #50970375 and 21 more
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 7:23am
      Apr 9, 2024
      MFW7H1aowishlisttrailactivity #50957716
      Apr 8, 2024 @ 5:00pm
      Apr 8, 2024
      Ludicrustaddreportactivity #50908907 and 2 more
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 2:36pm
      Apr 7, 2024
      Dstarraddreportactivity #50489427 and 10 more
      Mar 26, 2024 @ 9:14am
      Mar 26, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      Dburnzy728reportIDB Loop Bgood to ride, hero dirt.
      Mar 11, 2024 @ 11:29am
      Mar 11, 2024
      chrisjenningstrailIDB Loop CPretty trail! Nice scenery, deer, lake views..
      Dec 26, 2022 @ 4:08pm
      Dec 26, 2022
      davidmwade2reportIsle Dubois Horse Trail ConnectorZ
      Sep 3, 2022 @ 6:28pm
      Sep 3, 2022
      rwent1trailIDB Loop CTerrible trails. C is like B and A in that...
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 11:57am
      Sep 20, 2021
      rwent1trailIDB Loop BTerrible trails. Massive abundance of roots,...
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 11:55am
      Sep 20, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1113 miles961 ft4 miles98 ft
      #2,308#1,233271,32611,528
      E-Bike1113 miles961 ft4 miles98 ft
      #835#2771,30533
      Horse32 miles46 ft3,556 ft46 ft
      #1,120452
      Hike1113 miles961 ft4 miles98 ft
      #1,797#1,0901,32041
      Trail Running1113 miles961 ft4 miles98 ft
      #1,794#1,08731,32041
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