8 miles
Distance
715 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:58:34
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Erwin Park Trail
  • Bill Skalenda

Erwin Park Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Erwin Park
    McKinney, Texas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #20942 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The trial is maintained by the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (dorba.org)

Erwin Park is a city of McKinney public park. The trail is just around 8.1 miles. The trail is a mix of tight and twisty in the woods to some fast open field sections. There is plenty of climbing to get your heart rate up. Since you're going up, there are some fast and fun downhills as well. There are some technical sections and most of the technical sections have alternate (easy) routes around them. The trail does have some dips. The last section of trail is called the expert section. There is an alternate route to your left crossing a bridge (left - easy; right - hard). This is the only alternate route with a bridge. Camping is allowed for a very nominal fee. Contact the city community center at 972-547-2690. They are located on the north bound service road of central, north of Eldorado Parkway.

The trail is closed when it's wet and DORBA does an awesome job keeping trial status updated - visit the site and get the app.

source: Erwin Park
Access Info

After entering the park follow the winding paved street and stay left at the fork. There's a parking lot visible on the right and many people park here and access the trail. If you continue a little farther down there's another parking lot which is the true trail head with trail map posted. There are restrooms at this second lot and a bike service station at the trail head.

More Stats for Erwin Park bike trail
  • Altitude min
    585 ft
  • Altitude max
    715 ft
  • Altitude start
    685 ft
  • Altitude end
    685 ft
  • Grade max
    -13.33%
  • Grade min
    18.587%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:58:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:38
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Erwin Park Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 6:55am
      Nov 3, 2019
      Tacky.
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 9:19am
      Sep 6, 2019
      Good and dry!
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 5:42pm
      Jul 27, 2019
      Dusty, dusty, dusty.
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 11:51am
      Jul 20, 2019
      Dusty, could use a little rain.
      May 27, 2019 @ 11:25am
      May 27, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 401 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 263 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 6:27pm
      Mar 17, 2019
      110 |
      Apr 16, 2018 @ 2:36pm
      Apr 16, 2018
      54 |
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 10:39pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      49 |
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 10:39pm
      Mar 30, 2018

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag fredcook (Jul 13, 2018 at 4:51)
       There's been some more re-routing work, bypassing some over worn sections, as well as improving a couple of (as I remember them) more bland straight line climbs. All good, and better! Great work by those that maintain the trail (DORBA, I assume). Still one of my North Texas favorites for a faster less technical ride with enough roots, twists, and dips to keep it interesting.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag todd Mod Plus Trailforks (May 24, 2019 at 7:13)
       Just checked the latest time-index ride logs, and there were a lot of reroutes, wow. All updated, thanks.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag StephenHayes (Aug 3, 2019 at 15:32)
       Came in from out of town and trails were closed. Hopefully I can make it out here again soon.
      [Reply]

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