Erwin Park Trail

MODERATE 136 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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
17 days 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
2 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.

hiking
5 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.

6 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.

hiking
7 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.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

Some of the fastest technical trail you'll come across

walking
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.

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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

Love

mountain biking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great mountain-biking and camping area

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