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    New question here. XC Trails in the Dallas area?

    I visit my in-laws near White Rock Lake in Dallas several times a year. Usually I am preoccupied with family activities, but this year I may be visiting for a longer stays. Could you tell me of any trails in a 25 mile radius?

    How is MTBing (in general) in the DFW or north Texas area?

    Many Thanks!

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    Disregard, missed the other thread!

    Thanks!

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    Sorry guys, I have the same question, but do not see the answer? Am I missing a thread?

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    There is about a dozen MTB trails in the DFW area. Probably the closest trails to White Rock Lake area is RCP (Rowllett Creek Perserve) and Squabble in Rockwall with RCP being h larger trail system.

    Anyhow, the trails in the DFW area are managed by Dallas Off Road Bike Association (DORBA). They also have a web forum as well which is good for checking trail conditions...it's been raining for day and th trails have been closed for example.


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    Dallas probably has the biggest mountain bike scene outside of the mountains. There are like 23 trails in north Texas. Big Cedar Wilderness Trails is easily one of the top trails in Texas. It's probably 15 minutes or so from White Rock Lake.

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    actually big cedar is 35 minutes from white rock. rcp, oak cliff nature preserve and boulder are 25-30 minutes away and harry moss park is 10 minutes away

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    Thanks a ton! this should give me enough to get a good start

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    You'll definitely find plenty of trails to choose from in the DFW area. Like zrodtx said, it's probably the largest scene outside of the mountains and certainly in TX.
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    We are a little water-logged right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedigre View Post
    You'll definitely find plenty of trails to choose from in the DFW area. Like zrodtx said, it's probably the largest scene outside of the mountains and certainly in TX.

    Thanks! This helped me a lot!

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    any specific trails oriented towards technical riding? coming from Ga,Al,Tn,NC area, I will miss the though climbs and technical areas I have become used... Hoping for something similar, sans the big climbs that I can ride in the DFW area or other surrounding city

    didnt mean to hijack this thread, just that as a new member the board wont let me start a new thread till the fifth post.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcko View Post
    any specific trails oriented towards technical riding? coming from Ga,Al,Tn,NC area, I will miss the though climbs and technical areas I have become used... Hoping for something similar, sans the big climbs that I can ride in the DFW area or other surrounding city

    didnt mean to hijack this thread, just that as a new member the board wont let me start a new thread till the fifth post.

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    For the DFW area, the West side of Northshore is regarded as one of the more technical sections of trail. Park on the Twin Coves and turn around at the MADD shelter.

    maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=118150861771631796684.00043931ec2c369921309&ie=UTF8&z=9]Dallas area Bike Trail (heads) maintained by DORBA - Google Maps

    For climbing, Big Cedar in South Dallas and Sansom in northwest Fort Worth are your best bets.

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    Thank you

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    Tyler has 4 top notch trails if you are open to driving. I would recommend Lindsey Trail for a fast and flowing trail or Tyler State Park if you are looking to get your butt kicked. It's more than 25 miles from White Rock Lake, but I promise you won't be disapointed. I will even give you a personal tour of any trial if you are willing to drive.

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    I just realized that the origional post was in 2004! Oh well, my invitation to a tour of any Tyler trail stands! I double dog dare any Dallas guy to make a drive!! 8-)

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    Any of you guys / gals rode the Northshore Trail system?

    As seen here.

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    Friend and I are thinking of hitting it around Spring Break in March for a weekend get away. 8hr drive but it sounds like it would be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Any of you guys / gals rode the Northshore Trail system?

    As seen here.

    Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association

    Friend and I are thinking of hitting it around Spring Break in March for a weekend get away. 8hr drive but it sounds like it would be worth it.
    I ride it all the time. Not sure its worth an 8 hour drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Any of you guys / gals rode the Northshore Trail system?

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    Friend and I are thinking of hitting it around Spring Break in March for a weekend get away. 8hr drive but it sounds like it would be worth it.
    I've ridden Northshore a lot and don't think it is worth the drive just for the trail. I've ridden Lake Perry and Landahl a lot and those are within one and two hours of your profile location. IMO Landahl is more enjoyable than Northshore, but I'm guessing you ride it frequently, thus the road trip. A happy medium might be Clear Bay trail in Oklahoma City. It's ~ 20 miles long, similar but slightly less altitude changes than Lake Perry, and far smoother/less rocks than Lake Perry.

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    Were gonna try Landhal this spring. I went to Perry last week and its still a bit wet. Might try it again tomorrow.

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    Landahl is pretty darn far since I'm 45min from Northshore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmccurdy View Post
    Landahl is pretty darn far since I'm 45min from Northshore.
    Yep. The Landahl suggestion was to rynoman03.

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    Re: XC Trails in the Dallas area?

    Thanks! When I get down there I'll give it a try.

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