Erwin Park Trail

MODERATE 141 reviews
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Erwin Park Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near McKinney, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

7.6 miles
469 feet




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

1 day ago

This train is pretty awesome. As far as the particular area you won’t get much better than this. I hiked it for the first time yesterday. It is a bit unclear as to where you should start or end. It was also pretty obviously build for bikers but it does allow hikers as well. I found out along the trail that they intended for walkers to go one way and bikers to go the other. Didn’t realize this until I saw a sign 2 miles into the hike. Love the wooded areas. A couple of the open areas have a pretty obnoxious amount of switch as for no reason wide out in the open. But overall I defiantly plan to return and the problems I faced were fixed just by one through hike of the 8 mile loop.

10 days ago

Was nice hike with the dog. Not bad with the recent rain. Plenty of places to explore. Not many out. Wooded part of trails were awesome.

trail running
29 days ago

Very peaceful place to have a nice jog

mountain biking
1 month ago

Seems as though the MTB trails are being re routed in favor of hikers and walkers. The trails are being detoured into the open fields and out of the tight twisty single track through the trees in places. I have been riding this trail for 15 years. Seems a shame that the pioneers that keep and maintained the trail all these years are being second guessed for a different agenda . Or maybe the beginner riders are just making it easier to ride. Please tell me its not so.

2 months ago

We recently moved to McKinney, and discovered Erwin Park. We're hikers, not bikers, but love the trail. It appears that the way the trail was designed was for walkers to go one direction and bikers the other on the same trail - so walkers can see bikers coming and move off the trail?

mountain biking
4 months ago

Well maintained trail system that has a mix of wide open flowy parts and really tightly woven single-track through the trees. Definitely worth a ride or three.

7 months ago

I went hiking here to check out the trails and campsites. It seems ok for a day hike or camping with small children. Quite a bit of mowed areas (seems like a waste to me). The campsites are pretty far apart compared to most cul de sac campgrounds but right up next to the road with no privacy. The trails are well kept and pretty easy, only a few steep hills. Seems like a great spot for mountain bikes. I probably won't camp here but it's within the city, so I'll be back to stretch my legs on occasion.

8 months ago

My go-to trail on DORBA... close to home and has a great vibe that touches your soul when you're riding thru it.

9 months ago

The Erwin Park Trail system is a diverse one with a nice mix of shaded and open field areas. We hiked the day-after rain, so some of the trail areas under the trees were a little challenging. The trail system is big enough so you don't feel crowded in with a lot of other people; or stuck following slower folks; or, in the way of ones going faster. No snake or wildlife sightings, although there were plenty of large bobcat tracks. Erwin Park is billed more as a mountain bike than trekking/hiking trail, but we felt it was good for either.

11 months ago

nice park, campsites, fire rings, running trails ..........

Monday, April 17, 2017

First time out here and we will definitely be coming back frequently. made for mountain biking, but good for hikers too. Beautiful and well maintained.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Looked like a good spot for bikes. Trail is too narrow and rutted in spots for good hiking. Had to get out of the ruts/trail and walk in the grass several times because the bed of the trail was too narrow for foot traffic. FYI Bathroom buildings were locked. Lots of switch backs even in the fields. Lots of trail in a small area. Geared for bikes.

trail running
Friday, March 24, 2017

Some of the fastest technical trail you'll come across

Monday, February 06, 2017

It's a good looking park, trails are marked and easy to follow, but being a dorba trail, it's full of bikes, and the trails are geared towards it. It does look like a fun and challenging bike trail. Even for a February Sunday it was relatively busy, lost count of how many bikes I saw. As a side note, all the bathroom buildings were closed, and it can be a little hard to find a spot.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's an excellent place to ride bikes! Trails are too narrow for walking on!

Friday, January 27, 2017

The trails needed some grooming for walking but probably perfect for bike. The rest of the park was pretty beaten up and I didn't feel comfortable.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Beautiful, clean trail. Watch for bikers. They move fast through some areas with some semi-blind corners. Over all it's a great spot, well maintained and lots of areas to stop for a picnic.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

One of my favorite places to hike in north Texas area. It's not over populated and there's plenty of different trails to check out. You have to watch out for the bikers because some are going pretty fast, but has never really been a big issue as of yet.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beautiful trail and well taken care of. One small section was flooded due to a recent storm but had no problem getting around. Already have recommended to multiple people. I'll come back to hike this trail again.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Not sure why this site says the loop is 5.3 miles. The actual distance is closer to 8 miles.

Great for Texas Mountain Biking Or hiking.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great trail, well maintained.. good for mtb or hiking

Monday, September 12, 2016

Great trail but not well marked!

Monday, August 08, 2016


mountain biking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great mountain-biking and camping area

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A great local trail close to the metroplex. There is camping also available. Will do again.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Perfect morning to bust out the MTB. This was my first time here and had a great time. Well worth the drive from mid cities

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great hiking Loop - 6 miles and beautiful scenery and great camp stops for snacks and bbq... Great place to spend the day with the family and get some great exercise.

mountain biking
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Shoutout to DORBA for fixing the trail. The trail is actually 7.5 miles though, not 5

mountain biking
Monday, February 15, 2016

Awesome trail for mountain biking. Might be a little much for hiking or trail running but I don't do those so not sure there. Plenty of wooded trail, it does dip out into open fields at times. Trail seems to be pretty well maintained by DORBA, was in the process of getting some upgrades while we were there riding. Since I live in McKinney, I'll be hitting this one up regularly.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

3 stars due to condition very muddy from all the rain. Normally this is a 4 star trail. Good parking nice people

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