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Erwin Park

A northern Dallas favorite full of fast and flowing singletrack, punchy climbs, and a skills area.

Mountain Biking Moderate

14 km
183 m
183 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
177 m
High Point
216 m
Erwin Park Map

Erwin Park is the centerpiece of mountain biking in the McKinney, Allen, and other northern Dallas suburbs. Just a quick drive from the main highway, fast and winding singletrack maintained by DORBA offers a little bit for everyone, no matter what you're into. A single loop circles the park, but also crosses the road numerous times, allowing riders the option to ride all-or-part of the 9-mile circuit. For those who are up for the entire thing, Erwin offers hillside flow, lots of roots, and a few techy drops that will quickly have you coming back for more.


While this loop may be considered moderate overall, there are several optional lines where one could take a more technical line, versus an easy ride-around. The final portion of the ride is considered an expert section, but you can easily bypass it if you feel uncomfortable or just want to keep the ride fast. A newer skills area within the park offers options to improve your handling and abilities near the main parking area.

A public park within the confines of McKinney, restrooms are available through the warmer months, but closed from November to March. For those looking for a similar ride, but a change in scenery on similar terrain, consider heading east to the newly improved Sister Grove Park. Tucked into the hillsides of Lake Lavon, the trail system sees much less use and tends to drain better, while Erwin needs time to dry after rain.




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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round


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

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