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Arbor Hills

A classic 3-mile trail ride in northwest Plano.

Mountain Biking Moderate

4 km
49 m
49 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
175 m
High Point
193 m
Arbor Hills Map

Arbor Hills is a go-to spot for mountain bikers in Plano and other north Dallas suburbs. This sub-3-mile loop is fast, flowy, and winding as it tours woodlands along the southern end of the 200-acre park. It's a perfect option for a before or after work ride, and the loop it's a great spot to enjoy a night ride in the area. An observation deck north of the mountain bike trails even offers an excellent vantage to view the sunrise or sunset over town.


As with most Dorba Trails, rain and inclement weather may lead to temporary trail closures. Updated trail information is available by calling 972-210-2936, and choosing option 9. The trails are directional and ridden clockwise, while foot traffic should enjoy the trail counter-clockwise. A doubletrack dirt trail also dissects the park, making it easy to make your way back to the trailhead if you have an emergency or need to cut your ride short.

The trailhead for Arbor Hills is located on West Parker Road, just west of the Dallas North Tollway. Highway 121 to the north also offers easy access for those who live in northern suburbs, especially Lewisville and The Colony. Restrooms, drinking water, and a large parking area are available at the trailhead, but plan to get an earlier start on the weekends since the park is also quite popular with hikers and runners.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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