Gateway Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 out of 5
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Beginner
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 100 ft
↓ 100 ft
510
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Trail is comprised of two loops - East and West. West is beginner friendly, very smooth and flowing. Lots of open trail Which is good for getting up some speed and very fast smooth turns. This trail is very good for the beginner, and very fast and fun for the more skilled rider. Trail takes riders thru lots of woods. There are a few small /semi steep hill climb's but they are fairly short.

The East is more difficult, intermediate to advanced in overall skill. Lots of climbs of various length, significant drops, and a few rock gardens here n' there. It should be noted that this section is an "out-and-back" style loop. Enter from 1st street, take the first right onto "River trail", then left onto the "East Loop" section. From here, there's the optional "Opening Soon" section, or you can take the East loop back to the entrance.

It should be noted that the section of the "East Loop" that runs along I-30 is closed (between the Trinity River low water crossing, up to junction with the "River Trail") There is a map on the FWBMA's website that makes it look as though this section is open, but it's currently too overgrown to bike.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Gramcounter


November 17, 2017
SlowMitch Gramcounter  
 
Review: A well maintained trail with great flow and lots of just straight up fun. The west loop is short and excellent for beginners. It has a few spots that can be bump jumped, and log piles here and there on the sides of the track. This loop does have a frisbee golf course that intersects with the trail several times which can be confusing for first timers. Usually if you don't see arrows you just stay straight on the trail. Experienced riders can clear this loop in around 20 minutes. The east loop is more difficult with more variety of terrain and longer climbs. "River loop" is very flowy and easy. "East Loop" and "Buckin Bronco" (the "opening soon" section on the map) are significantly harder with some lung burning climbs. If there is a downside to this trail it might be that it doesn't drain water very quickly, and you have to wait a few extra days/weeks after FWMBA opens it if you want to avoid mud.

Similar Trail: West Loop is similar to River Legacy, East Loop is similar to Quanah Hill

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Granny Gear


April 18, 2017
dtfwep Granny Gear  
 
Review: Front side flows very well and probably easy to intermediate level. It has no sustained climbs more than 25 feet. No exposure and not technical. On a good day (for me) its like a roller coaster ride with easy ups and downs. The back side (across the bridge), is newer and more choppy. Its really getting worn in well and seems better with each visit. Its definitely intermediate. It has more exposed roots. The trail is narrower. Lots of cacti that will punish you if you veer of the trail. It has climbs that are no more that 100ft. but much steeper and with more exposed rock and gravel. It has a few more technical spots. Overall, two levels of trail, both great and a lot of fun.

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Granny Gear

November 11, 2015
 
Review: Are you or a friend new to MTB, then this is the trail for you. I took my 12yr old here for his first MTB ride and he loved it. I wish I had a 24" or 26" BMX to ride there though.

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Granny Gear

February 2, 2015
Jeremy_S Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice flowing well maintained single track close to the house. Easy to run fast on, loads of quick downhills followed another uphill run. Love this place.

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Trailblazer

December 1, 2014
treefinder Trailblazer  
 
Review: The west loop is a good solid trail with a few roots and quick turns, small climbs. Fun for all. The east is more challenging with more roots, many rocks and much more climbing. I did both today and ridden together it is 7.59 miles using cyclemeter.

Similar Trail: River Legacy main loops on the west, and Knob Hillish on the east.

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February 27, 2013
Guest   
 
Review: Gateway is the most beginner friendly trail in the DFW area. Short, flowing, easy and fun singletrack. Great place for kids to learn to ride. Nothing technically challenging, but you can go as fast as you want! There is a more advanced trail on the east side of the trinity river that has a lot more climbing and technical stuff to it. It is harder to get to, but the trail is definitely worth riding. Hit up Bicycles INC. and they can tell you how to get to the other trail system. Definitely a fun trail to check out.

Similar Trail: River Legacy, Knob Hill

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Granny Gear

June 26, 2011
mhamrin Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail really has the "yippy!!!" factor about it. Its relatively short but very sweet. There is way more vertical nature to this trail than I would have thought but yet its still semi-easy to ride. I thought the trail could have had better markings as I got onto the wrong trail a few times (this trail is interlaced with a frisbee golf course). Bottom line this trail wont challenge you much however i promise it will make you SMILE.

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Gateway Park MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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