7 miles
Distance
722 ft
Climb
-722 ft
Descent
00:55:31
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Erwin Park Trail
  • Bill Skalenda

Erwin Park Details

  • Riding Area
    Erwin Park
    McKinney, Texas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #20942 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 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.

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More Stats for Erwin Park bike trail
  • Altitude min
    585 ft
  • Altitude max
    706 ft
  • Altitude start
    672 ft
  • Altitude end
    672 ft
  • Grade max
    -55%
  • Grade min
    45.216%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:55:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:38
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Status:
on Nov 30, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Erwin Park Trail Reports

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      Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:44pm
      Nov 30, 2018
      It was muddy today but 90% clear. Then it just rained hard, I’m sure it’s very muddy now.
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 1:14pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      Took a quick walk down the side. Terribly muddy.
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 2:18pm
      Aug 28, 2018
      Hard packed, dry and fast!
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 2:41pm
      Jul 17, 2018
      Tree down across trail with the last mile before the parking lot. Easy to climb over.
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 4:04pm
      Jul 12, 2018
      Dry, hard pack and fast.
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      Apr 16, 2018 @ 2:36pm
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      Erwin Park, McKinney
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      Mar 30, 2018 @ 10:39pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Erwin Park, Dallas
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      Mar 30, 2018 @ 10:39pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Erwin Park, Dallas
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      Mar 30, 2018 @ 10:38pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Erwin Park, Dallas

      1 Review & 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.
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