1.5 miles
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-53 ft
Descent
00:08:06
Avg time
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Purple Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Memorial Park
    Houston, Texas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #73758 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57912 in Trail Running
    • #76090 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is the “dirt road” that forms a loop through the mountain bike trail area. Mostly flat except for its crossing of a drainage near Buffalo Bayou known as “Call Out” where riders will rapidly descend thirty feet and then immediately climb out of the drainage.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Purple Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    11 ft
  • Altitude max
    57 ft
  • Altitude start
    57 ft
  • Altitude end
    57 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -19.922%
  • Grade min
    20.712%
  • Distance climb
    2,715 ft
  • Distance down
    1,928 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,017 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:02
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Status:
on Jul 25, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Purple Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 25, 2021 @ 9:06pm
      Jul 25, 2021
      Part of the trail in the southeast side is closed for ecological restoration. There is a bypass but it’s not a wide or easy as the regular...
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 5:44am
      Jun 19, 2021
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 7:03pm
      Jun 17, 2021
      Only did the souther section between Aqua/Southern Connector and Yellow but mostly fine, one muddy patch that had dry edges.
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 11:54am
      Jun 28, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 318 rides
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      Dec 25, 2019 @ 12:48pm
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      Dec 25, 2019 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 25, 2019

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      crmcdonald3 (Aug 3, 2020 at 0:18)
       As the map shows you it's flat for a little bit in the beginning and then there is a major decline and incline you have to get off your bike in order to get through it. Climbing out on foot with your bike is truly difficult. Once you're past that the rest of the ride is flat.
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      • + 0
      crmcdonald3 (Oct 9, 2020 at 20:09)
       Be very careful back here right now. The signage is practically non-existent, if you don't know where you're going it is very easy to get lost especially cuz right now there's a lot of dead ends because of construction going on. I got lost by myself, I started too late in the day it was turning dark it was terrifying actually, if I hadn't run into some people back there I might have really gotten into some deep trouble. They've got to add better signage back there it's quite terrible.
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      • + 0
      Wyoexplorer (Jul 25, 2021 at 21:03)
       As of today part of the purple trail is closed for ecological restoration. There is a bypass but it’s not as easy.
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