Sansom Park

4.38 out of 5
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↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is comprised of several interconnecting loops that wind through a wooded area with scenic vistas over looking Lake Worth. The main rim loops are beginner level (green, blue). Expert sections (red) feed off the rim loops. Currently, there are 7 miles of trail.
added by WhiteRushBunny Hop February 9, 2009
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can I take a motorized bike? -Guest

A: No

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Reviews (13)


May 1, 2016
txmtnbkr Poseur  
Review: This is my home trail so I'm kinda bias... But I've ridden a lot of different trails in several states and I think Sansom park is one of the best. It's challenges both your skill and your fitness. Lots of climbing but rewarded with some great flow and downhill runs. Some of the best lake views in Fort Worth especially at sunset.

Similar Trail: Big cedar

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Granny Gear

May 1, 2016
Mike Nadon Granny Gear  
Review: Absolutely fantastic, especially the new "Klunky Town" Run. Best Downhill flow in Texas.

Similar Trail: Big Cedar

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Granny Gear

November 11, 2015
Review: This should be my "home trail" since it is 10 minutes from my house, but I don't ride here enough. Lots of rocky sections, lots. Fun climbs and descents.

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Bunny Hop

May 25, 2015
mobenw Bunny Hop  
Review: Now about 12 miles and improving all the time with lots of new berms and small jumps. The main loop, the White Loop, has a few bypasses, some to shorten the ride and others to prolong it and raise the difficulty (Joel's and JoJo's). The more challenging section is called Lone Wolf and several rocky, steep, but not lengthy climbs. I would call the White Loop a solid Intermediate with Line Wolf more Advanced. One of the toughest overall in the DFW area and lots and lots of fun. My "home trail" so I have no difficulty navigating it, but its utter lack of signage makes it very problematic for newcomers.

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April 2, 2015
Review: I'm lrating this a "5" based on a local standard, not compared to Whistler or Colorado or Utah, etc. I really think this is one of the absolute best trails in all of DFW. I normally only ride the Lone Wolf section, so this review will focus on that portion of trail. There are several rocky climbs that are really a challenge. If you aren't in great climbing shape, or if your tech climbing skills aren't sharp, you will really be huffing and puffing. However, these climbs come with their reward, and the downhill flows really well. This trail is a lot of fun, and there are a couple sections where you can really pick up some speed. I like the few jumps (all optional) that are interspersed, and there are a few berms to help maintain flow.

This trail is rocky in sections, and it is often dry. That means there is typically a "loose over hardpack" trail condition going on, especially on the first half of lone wolf, which works well with some tires and not with others. This is very apparent on the dam drop section of trail, where there are a couple somewhat sharp turns with a gravel layer over hard dirt. It's a blast, but I'd advise caution on your first go-round.

This is a really great trail, and I'm glad to have it within a reasonable distance from my house.

Similar Trail: Northshore and Big Cedar are probably the trails closest to Sansom in terms of difficulty.

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October 6, 2014
rpmarheine Gnarly  
Review: Very technical rocky riding on this trail. Some tough climbs made very worthwhile with blazing decents. Great use of available terrain plus lots of route options.

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September 10, 2014
TGS Gramcounter  
Review: This trail makes you work for it. Tight twisty loose, sudden steep climbs that require the rear wheel stay planted or you're sure to spin out, no long climbs but they are tough in a techy sort of way, and steep. Hard to carry speed. Dry and loose keeps the riders attention. Its fun, a good work out, kind of short, but if you live in the area a good resource to have. The lone wolf section has some fast run outs and jumps. Nice bermed corners. A section named dam drop is really fun, very fast, bermed turns a few drops and a few good whoops to send ya airward. A very nice map at the trail head helps, the navigation is still very confusing, as multiple loops extend off main loop, and there are by passes and wet weather ride arounds.

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Granny Gear

August 27, 2014
Review: This trail is truly rewarding, but lots of climbing and rewarding downhill sections

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July 26, 2014
Review: Consists of two main trails. The white trail and the red trail also called Lone Wolf. Lots of rocks and roots. I would consider it intermediate on the white to expert on the red.

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Granny Gear

July 19, 2014
VU Granny Gear  
Review: More difficult than expected. The red trail climbs are really brutal. You would go downhill for a bit and bam you're hit with another hill or climb that includes hairpin turns and roots. Not a beginners trail. I would say the red trail is for experienced intermediate or advanced riders. There are some sections that flow but not a lot. I took the trail on my 27.5" bike, this trail really gives you a work out I had to stop and catch my breath a few times, the climbs seemed endless! Great views of the lake when you get up to the higher sections though. Overall a great trail with good amount of technical stuff. The trail could use some maintenance as it has some trash, i would say due to hikers. The markers for the red trail weren't too bad, but I did get confused and backtracked a couple times where the trail split with no marker. I didn't get a chance to take the beginner trails. I also rode two days after it rained so there was some muddy areas for me. Good luck, it won't be easy!

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Granny Gear

February 22, 2016
Review: Great trail provided and maintained by Fort worth mountain bikers. If you study the trail map on their webpage, like any good hiker/trail runner/mountain biker should do, you will find the trails are actually quite easy to navigate. They are all color-coded and you will not get lost if you stay straight on your trail. Follow that rule and you will be fine . Stay straight unless a sign says otherwise. Lots of great views here, and hills, rocks, descents to get your heart pumping.

PS the trash is not from the hikers, thank you very much. There are two picnic pavilions above the park, one at the trail head itself. If you spent any time in Texas, you're fully aware of the gusty, windy days that are fairly frequent. Obviously the trash blew from those picnic pavilions down into the park. I personally refrain from bitching about trash blown into a park that is maintained for free me to use. How about getting a trash bag and picking some of it up yourself rather than complaining?

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Sansom Park MTB Trail 4.38 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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