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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +382/382 ft
Total: 155 riders
 

Mountain Biking Boulder Park

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#33 of 274 mountain bike trails in Texas
#1,514 in the world

This is a pretty neat trail, several climbs that will work your legs little, a lot of twisties to keep you awake, or smack you awake should you doze. A few fast sections, too, just to keep it from being all work. There are two loops marked for different skill levels. Folow RED for the entire Boulder experience; all the hills, rocky descents, dips, and wet creek crossings. Following the BLIE bypasses the harder stuff, mostly friendly enough for the whole family.

First added by mtbkr63 on Jun 14, 2010. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Located north of Duncanville, at the SW corner of Hwy 67 & Red Bird Lane (about 1 mile north of the I-20 & US 67 intersection). [MAPSCO 63T] Hwy 67, Red Bird Lane, and Pastor Bailey Drive make the East, North, and West borders of Boulder Park. From 67, exit Red Bird Lane, go West about 1 mile, then South (left) on Pastor Bailey Drive. (you'll be driving around the perimeter of the park to get to the parking area) Parking is available on Pastor Bailey Drive, or on the side streets, Hallet and Calhoun, located on the West side of Pastor Bailey Drive. DO NOT park in any church parking lot.

The trailhead is located through the gap in the fence just opposite of Hallet.
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  • SlowMitch
    ****

    A long and twisty maze of a trail with lots of different types of terrain, climbs, drops, and different tech features. Well marked, Nearly every hard section has a bypass, and there's some pretty good flow to be had. None of the climbs are super hard, but there are a lot of them, many with rocks or roots to traverse.

    It should be no surprise that since this trail is so close to Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, they are VERY similar. If you've never been here, think of this as the big brother to OCNP, with a few extra miles that are very similar to the EKG section of River Legacy.

    There's really nothing wrong with this place, and its a destination trail if you're visiting, but if both Boulder and OCNP are open, I find myself always choosing OCNP over Boulder (and that's the only reason I don't rate it five stars). It's hard to exactly say why, but I just find OCNP to be higher on the fun factor, and with just slightly better flow. But either way, if you come out here, you'll find something to like about this gem of a trail.

    Make sure your car is clean of anything valuable before going. This place has a history of car break-ins at the trailhead (luckily its usually very crowded at the trailhead on weekends).

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  • mtdson

    Great trail with a variety of difficulties, lengths, and features. It's very easy to spend the whole day there.

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  • I'llRideYourBike
    ****

    Boulder park is a great trail. It is easy to get to and there is something for everyone there. Certain loops are good for beginnners and other loops better for intermediate-advanced riders. C loop and D loop are great to ride. There are some creek crossings, berms, fun descents and whatnot. Signage is pretty good and it is hard to get lost here. Overall it's a great trail in the dfw area.
    Until next time-I'llRideYourBike

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  • DRAGONoftheWEST
    ****

    This is a great trail for beginners and veterans alike. Follow the blue signs for the easier stuff, and the red signs for the technical climbs, descents and switchbacks. Very well maintained trail with a little bit of everything.

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  • Mr_Conejo
    *****

    Amazing trail system, the best designed one I remember because you can complete ala the loops without going back. Also very flowy with a fair amount of technical sections up and down and man made features like wood bridges drops, etc. Well worth it, I was also surprised how much they did in such small area.

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  • Bubblehead10MM   ✓ supporter
    ****

    so much goodness packed into such a small space. you'll smile I don't care who you are. lots of inventive features, and some of it gets pretty rowdy! I had to walk moore them once, on tech climb and decent, and some stuff I didn't go near. and plenty of easy trail. quite a bit of low ground that'll need some time to dry if it gets wet.

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  • Tony Record
    *****

    I rate this trail at 5 stars keeping in mind it's in the DFW area. This is a very solid intermediate singletrack ride with decent technical climbs because of the roots as well as some killer downhill sections granted they aren't the longest. Great mixture of river crossings and switchbacks will put a grin on everyone from the beginner to the advanced rider. This trail is a blast!

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  • Robert Rhoades
    *****

    Awesome trail. Has a little of everything. As a friend says "for every climb there is a reward at the top".

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  • mobenw
    ****

    Very, very well maintained trail with 12 miles. A bit of everything - some fast, flow, some tech, some ups and downs and well marked with sections marked "easier" and "more difficult". Shockingly good mountain biking right off a highway. I would echo the sentiment of being a solid third in DFW behind Big Cedar Wilderness Trail and Sansom.

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  • Dave Simonelli
    ****

    Intermediate. Has a few technical section. Lots of tight spots through trees and hair pins turns that will catch you. Would definitely ride again. Very close to Big Cedar.

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  • wareagle4130
    ****

    IMO this is the 3rd best trail in DFW (behind BCWT and Sansom). Lots of good flow, with some white knuckle downhills, short steep climbs, dips, bridges, berms, jumps, and a slant wall ride, this trail has it all. There's even an over and under bridge!
    There is now a gravel parking lot (it fills up fast though) with several tables and a bike rack at the trail head for socializing. This trail is about 3 miles from OCNP, so do both for a solid day of riding (or add the other close trails, BCWT & CHSP for an epic day).

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  • g0mezg0mez
    *****

    Very nice, well maintained trail just south of Dallas. There are 6 names trails A, B, C, C-extension, D and E). A forms the main trail out from and return to the trailhead with the others as optional extras. Loop A also has blue (easy) and optional red (intermediate/hard) sections, making this a good trail for a wide degree of abilities. All loops and extensions is just over 10 miles (per strava). Mostly hard-pack, lots of roots on the climbs/descents and some nice flow in the turns. Occasional rocks. Can get a bit loose and sketchy after long drought periods. Nevertheless highly recommended and a personal favorite in the Dallas area.

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  • mbuie
    ****

    This is a great trail out in Oak Cliff that has a little bit of everything. Climbs, short downhill sections, and fast flowy singletrack. The downhill parts are mostly rocky and/or rooty. The singletrack is mostly clay hardpack with rooty or rocky sections. Basically a much longer version of Oak Cliff Nature Preserve. They have pick nick tables, but no bathrooms.

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  • spc_muni
    ***

    Overall this trail is a fun riding trail. The main loops are "blue" (easy) with "red" (more advanced) options off the loops. Nice sweeping turns, rocky hills and some logs from time to time. Vary the loops and ride all day there.

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