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arroyo train trail

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This trail is short, but it has a lot of tight and twisty singletrack. It has a couple of good climbs and short downhills. It's a pretty cool trail for South Texas(which is completely flat).
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Latitude
26.17176967696689
Longitude
-97.68388509750366
Trail Directions
Off of Highway 83 in Harlingen take the "F" road exit. Go East (Ibelieve) until you get to Tyler. Take a right. Go to Commerce. Take a right. Go until you get to a Long John Silvers and take a right on Taft. As soon as you cross the railroad tracks turn left onto the open dirt. This is the trail head.
Trail Length
various
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Harlingen
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: aluma ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Woah this trail is terrible! Its so overgrown I didn't know where to go most of the time. The trails just end all of a sudden and you have to double back. Seems like its just a huge mound with intertwined trails going up and down the other side. I tried to follow the other reviewers instructions but had no real luck finding a good single track out there.

Recommended Route:
Go else where...like mission or brownsville...or stay on the paved trail.



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Review Date
March 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: v8chino ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My mother told me not to go but my older brother told me he had heard lots of good stuff about it. In my opinion it was not that good at all, maybe if its your first time riding you'll have a good time and get some scratches here and there due to the tightness of the trail and the heavy bristly vegetation. Since i've been riding bikes for 4 years its not what i expected. I was a disapointment and a total let down, im never going to go back to this trail ever again. i would not recommend this for anyone there are plenty of other begginer trials in the valley.



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Review Date
March 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Lee Carson , from Mission, Texas U.S.A.

Summary:
From Arroyo Park follow the sidewalk north and down to the Arroyo Colorado and cross the wooden slat bridge. This portion is part of a 4 mile paved double track hiking and biking trail managed by the City's Park and Recreation Department. After crossing the bridge over the Arroyo Colorado you'll see a large sign on your right called 'The Thicket'. Several trailheads start about 100 feet further down the open dirt and up the hill. You'll find numerous short, tight, and twisty single track with short climbs and exciting downhills. Do wear a long sleeve shirt due to the tightness of the trail and the heavy thorny vegetation. No wonder it's called The Thicket.

Recommended Route:
Off of Highway 83 in Harlingen take the F Street Exit and stay on the south frontage road until you reach New Hampshire Street. Go left underneath the overpass (1/2 mile) until you run into Arroyo Park.



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Review Date
June 23, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tony Pro , from El Paso Tx USA

Summary:
Mostly single track and be sure to wear long slevees, the brush is hevy and tight.(lots of scratches on the arms) Some muddy areas around the Arroyo with lots of Knee high grass.Awesome ups and Downs.

Recommended Route:
Start of at the tracks behindong john's, of 77 and 83

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Between La Joya and Savanah on 83 there is an abandoned gas station heading west take the street before it to the gate of a ranch itmight be open. if not park at the gate and look for the single track to the right of the gate. Its a Loop of about 6.3 miles. The fastest Track I have ever been. Must sign a waver. Waver found in a plastic tube inside a John Deer Machinery cylinder across from the Falling barn.



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