Sansom Park

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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 around 12 miles of trail.
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  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can I take a motorized bike? -Guest

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Granny Gear

November 21, 2017
SlowMitch Granny Gear  
 
Review: Just to reiterate what some of the other reviewers said, this is one of the toughest trails in DFW, and you will want to be in really good shape before attempting it. On your first time out, this trail might seem confusing, and beginners might be turned off by the big climbs, rough terrain and constantly switching elevation. But once you get a few laps of this trail under your belt, you'll find that it has a wonderful and rewarding flow that will make you want to go a little faster each time out. If it's your first time here, you might want to stick to the east side of the trail (AKA Thunder Road). It's the easier side, and it has lots of "bail out" points if you can't continue, and its easier to navigate. Terrain on this side is rocks, rocks, and more rocks. Probably 80-90% of the east side is covered in rocks of all sizes. There are also lots of small drop offs, roots, tricky switchbacks, and many short ride-arounds/alternate paths to vary things up. The first two red loops (Candy Bar and JoJo's) each have a very big and rocky climb that most people will probably end up walking, but the rest of the east side is easy enough that most riders won't have to get off their bike much or at all. The West side (Dam Drop and Lone Wolf) are significantly harder. Dam Drop is primarily downhill action, and Lone Wolf is a mixture of steep climbs and just as steep downhills. Put together, they make up around 5-6 miles of trail, but there are a few shortcuts which can cut a few miles off, and a few bail out points where the trail runs along Cahoba drive. If possible, ride with someone who knows the trail your first time. There are many "fisherman's trails" that intersect with the bike path that will confuse most people, and to make things worse, this part of the trail doesn't appear on most map and sport tracking apps. All that being said, there aren't many trails around DFW that will test both your skills and endurance like this one does while still putting a smile on your face. Two final thoughts... 1. Bring a full suspension bike if you've got it. You can ride this one on a hardtail, but your back won't be thanking you the next day. 2. If it's your first time on Lone Wolf, wait until the colder months to try it. This trail is absolutely brutal in the Texas summers.

Similar Trail: East side is like Knob Hills, but way more rocks. West side is like a harder Quanah Hill.

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Granny Gear

April 21, 2017
bkrzr Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of the best MTB trails in DFW area. Some great downhill sections and elevation changes for the area.

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Trailblazer

September 30, 2016
 
Review: Nice technical trail just minutes from downtown Fort Worth. You can dial in your pain due to the various routes available. Dam Drop and Klunky Town satisfy the need for speed. White loop will get your XC juices flowing. Red loop & Lone Wolf will get the heart and lungs working overtime. Would be nice if they expanded to include intermediate routes for spouse, etc.

Similar Trail: Big Cedar

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May 1, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: I have been riding this trail for 2 years now and it's getting better every year. The local club spends good hours upgrading the trails and adds new features. It's guaranteed to make you a better rider with the constant climbs and nice drops! When all the sections are open be ready for a good ride.

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Granny Gear

May 1, 2016
txmtnbkr Granny Gear  
 
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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Gramcounter

May 25, 2015
mobenw Gramcounter  
 
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
Guest   
 
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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Gnarly


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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Sansom Park MTB Trail 4.53 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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