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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +77/ -75 ft
Total: 118 riders

Mountain Biking Arbor Hills

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#42 of 277 mountain bike trails in Texas
#1,543 in the world

Great single track with lots of lung capicity needed.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 29, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Exit Parker Road off of North Dallas Toll Road. Turn west and travel 1.5 miles. Turn right at Arbor Hills Park. This is just past the firestation.
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  • drakaphine

    Really fun and flows really well but really hard to find the fun and flowy trails

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  • Rmortil

    Somewhat technical; short but provides good cardio burn.

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  • grantsavage

    Pretty easy trail, not intermediate as the ratings show, only a few tough elements but overall it is a good beginner trail.

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  • Chubby

    June 2016 Arbor Hills was the first single track I'd ever ridden trying to recover myself from a Pneumonia. It was a real challenge on my hand me down rigid 26 but I've loved it since day one. It's helped me to get in better condition and to track my progress. From my first lap where I had to stop more times than I could count to being able to clean it to being able now to do multiple laps and having competed in a couple races it's been awesome! Arbor is not a place I would take a true beginner but it was a great place to inspire me having ridden some BMX as a kid. Challenges: ROOTS both on the short steep climbs and the washed out drops. Can provide a nice cardio challenge if you push yourself. Love this trail and the work of the trail stewards and volunteers has made the overall course even better for '17 in my opinion. Thanks DORBA for an awesome and inspiring short trail I can catch in town. When I don't have time for anything else it's everything I need.

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  • JFMartin

    Great place to go ride. Check out my video on YouTube and other videos I post of other trials.


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  • *****

    I LOVED this trail when i lived in North Texas Where i grew up in a little town called The Colony, Texas i loved the camber corners and it is the track that got me interested in single tracks before that i liked cross country style mountain biking like Greenbelt Trail in Denton, Texas

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  • PlunjProtection

    Great trail for beginners or for getting in shape. Parts of the trail flow extremely well and if it were substantially longer I might give it a 4 rating. The problem is it is so short experienced riders will burn through the course in no time.

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  • bsmith705

    First trail of the year and it kicked my butt. It is a short 2.2 mile but you definitely have to work for it. Wore me out pretty quickly with the long climbs. Very good and very local for me. This will be my every day trail.

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  • chigby

    It's short but mighty. Lots of steep short climbs and annoying roots. So, as a beginner at the time I found it challenging but doable. It scared me a few times and I definitely burned some calories. Cool location for those living in Plano.

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  • *****

    It's a difficult trail.
    Camber corners
    Surprise roots
    Surprise rock gardens
    Lots of pumping
    Hell on your lungs

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  • ***

    Lots of big hills and obstacles. Be careful of the camber corners though. All and all a tough course for a small lung cappacity, but just enough to make you want more.

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  • trailrnr

    This trail has some tight turns and plenty of roots. It doesn't take a long time to complete the trail but does provide a workout for your legs. You can easily make several trips through in one afternoon. If you have a beginner in your group who can't make it all the way to the end, there is a wide path through the middle of all the switch-backs for an easy exit. Watch out for joggers!

    There is also a wide concrete bike/hike path right next to this mountain bike trail. You can ride the trail while your partner takes the small kiddos on the concrete path - familiy friendly park :)

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  • ****

    I'm a new rider I went here on my second run out with the new bike. The trail is pretty fun and I find it tough on the legs but that may be because I just started. You can get some speed, a lot of tight turns, some fun down hills with rocks and branches all over the ground. The last half mile seems like you climb and climb and finally the legs take a rest you are done! I recommend you at least try it!!

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  • tontonuy5

    great 2.2 miles of sweet singletrack right in the middle of plano. take as many rounds as you can or want. nice place to take beginners. hikers go counter clockwise. eye candy is a plus in the paved paths all over the park.

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  • doc82

    Singletrack loop through floodplain area. Beginner friendly.

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  • lastyearsmodel

    This is a very short, well maintained DORBA trail that has lots of sharp elevation changes. This trail is usually hardpack sandy clay with a dusty surface, very sensitive to rain. There are many clubs that use this as a night ride/racing trail. The parking lot is paved and there are picnic huts, bathrooms and water fountains provided by Plano. This is a very nice neighborhood, esp considering the surrounding area (NE Dallas). There is a Walmart nearby at 635 and Midway if you need any food, cheap tubes, or supplies for scratches and bruises.

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  • kstine71

    Fun trail, if you are running out of daylight and can't make it to any of the other area trails. This one is great for beginners because it is short and sweet. The trail is mostly tight singletrack through trees. There is a little bit of climbing to get the HR up. But you really need to get several back to back laps in for a good workout.

    There is quite a bit of small wildlife in the area for a city park. Watch out for the bunny and squirrel show. Might see a cat from time to time.

    Drawback: HEAVY foot traffic in both directions. There is a paved loop just off the dirt path so there is jogger and walkers everywhere in the afternoon and on weekends.

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  • mendias7840

    The trail was pritty sweet.long enough to get lost in,and i like the way that the path was cleared,cause i was holling @ss!* Review edited 6/9/2007

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  • CD

    Rode this trail yesterday, great 3 mile route, lots of up & down climbs / descents. great back trails also off the paved trail. Quick short trail for in the city & after work. Tough climbs on the back side of main trail! ride more complain less!

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  • lex2osu

    Good (not great) short trail to do after a work day. It is a loop, with short climbs-definite aerobic workout. Not very technical. A few hikers and walkers, but the dirt trail isn't terribly busy. More walkers on the longer paved trails in the park.

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