7 miles
Distance
722 ft
Climb
-722 ft
Descent
00:56:25
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

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 mountain 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
    00:56:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:38
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Status:
on Aug 28, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to erwin-park trailhead (33.252702, -96.656858)
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Erwin Park Trail Reports

datedescription
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.
Oct 5, 2017 @ 11:07am
Oct 5, 2017
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Apr 16, 2018 @ 2:36pm
Apr 16, 2018
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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