June 11, 2018
River Legacy was the trail I cut my teeth on when I first got into trail riding. As you'd expect, it has a special place in my heart, but as I rode more trails and gained more experience, it quickly got overshadowed.
RL is 10 miles of mostly flat terrain with lots of hardpack. There is very little climbing or elevation change on the whole trail (save for the "EKG" section), and no real downhill flow to speak of. The big appeal of this trail is that it's a beginner friendly place that you can ride on an entry level bike. EKG (one of two "expert" level loops on the trail) is like a big pump track and requires you keep your momentum going to get the most fun out of it. The other expert area is "Fun Town" which is like a beginner's "free-ride" area. It has a few easy dirt jumps and a few wooden TTF's that don't carry a lot of risk. The last three loops (the northern side of the trail, everything after fun town) is all very flat & winding beginner xc action.
This isn't a destination trail for DFW, but it's a great trail if you live in the area or just want a fun ride without a lot of demanding climbs. Beginners will want to skip EKG & Fun Town, while experienced riders may want to just skip everything past Fun Town and just ride the south side of the trail a second time.
Rowlett Creek Preserve, Corinth Community Park