Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Texas >>Dallas >>

Lat: Lng:

River Legacy Park

Average Rating:    (3.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Mostly beginner with a few intermediate sections. The trail is a very fun, well kept trail. It's roughly about 10.2 miles in length and it rides fast once you get the hang of it. It's a fairly new trail, so new obsticals are being added weekly by dorba.org or local riders http://www.facebook.com/groups/159971006899/. It's a great workout with a little adventure as well.
discuss this trail in the Texas forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
32.78337797791544
Longitude
-97.11605072021484
Trail Directions
701 NW Green Oaks Boulevard at Cooper Street Arlington, Texas 76006 817.860.6752 http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=&ed=5xk6Tep_0TovwQsbqZ84UR1mE8UzWcXsvCTMixVYl6i5XBhVNNgnsIhQ12EqnXPnqZomrG3JqIw-&csz=76006&country=us
Trail Length
10.2 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Arlington
Web Address
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
January 30, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Glenn Showers ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
2013 TRAIL UPDATE: Contrary to the previously posted trail descriptions, this trail is now 10.2 miles. With two trail ratings (Blue and Red) it is compatible with both beginner and seasoned riders. Following the blue arrows provides a great cross country experience with only nominal challenges and always a bypass for anything a beginner rider might find beyond their skills. The optional red trails (EKG, Roller Coaster, and Fun Town) offer significantly more challenging features. EKG in particular, is aptly named for the cardio workout you will endure while traversing it. Home to the River Legacy River Rats (join our Facebook page), this trail is very well maintained and uniquely located in a wilderness area located in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This trail is a popular skills builder but is also popular for more advanced riders looking for excellent cross country "speed and flow". The advanced sections like EKG draw recreational and race oriented riders seeking a serious workout and training opportunity. Come out and check out this trail, I promise you will return time and again.

Similar Trail: Cedar Hill State Park

Recommended Route:
Blue Route for beginners and those looking to develop their basic skills
Red Route for more advanced riders looking for challenging features and a cardio workout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cedar Hill State Park Trail
Boulder Trail
Sansom Trail
North Shore



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
April 25, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Julio ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trails and very well maintained. One of the best places to ride in the whole Metroplex!!! It's a fun course with some beautiful scenery. I would call it intermediate with beginner routes too. It goes for miles and especially if you know how to get to the outer loops. I recommend riding with someone who knows the trails in order to learn them first.

Recommended Route:
Anything will fire you right up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cedar Hill DORBA Trails.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
August 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Visitors rate this review
4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: TrailSteward ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As one of the Trail Stewards for this Trail; I was shocked at how dated and misinformed many of the previous reviews were. So let me set the record straight on several points. The trail has not been 3.2 miles for several years. It is now 7.4 miles when all loops are covered. The signs warning of fines for riding in unauthorized areas do not include the designated mountain bike trail and never have. The trailhead includes a designated biker entrance and exit, as well as ample parking. This Trail has been built and maintained by volunteers from DORBA (Dallas Off Road Bicycling Association) and more specifically a volunteer group called the “River Legacy River Rats”. The trail is noted by the local riders as being fast with excellent flow. In recent years, challenge areas such as "EKG",P2 and Fun Town" have been added to provide more skilled riders with something to think about. However, the trail is intended (by the city of Arlington and DORBA) to provide an opportunity for the relatively new rider to hone their skills, and as such, all challenge areas and most other trail "features" have bypasses that allow a new rider to enjoy the trail without the higher skills.
The trail wanders through a wetlands area, native prairie, river basin and a number of roller sections.
Located right in the middle of Dallas/Fort Worth it is a unique experience for riders who need a quick after work fix, some speed training or just a place for a family off road experience. No, it’s not Moab, or SoCal, or Northshore... it is simply a well laid, well maintained jewel of a trail in a very unlikely place. Come check out River Legacy and I think you will want to come back.
Visit our "River Legacy River Rats" facebook page for more updates on the trail.

Recommended Route:
The trail features two trail designations. Blue arrows indicate a trail that most riders should be able to navigate with nominal skills.
Red Arrows designate trail loops that require proportionatly higher skills and includes large drops, ladder bridges, rapid roller sections, and moderater climbs.
We encourage all riders to examine red zone features prior to riding them if they are uncertain of their skill levels.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Big Cedar
Cedar Hill State Park
Boulder
Northshore
Sansom



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
April 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: toroytorero ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Short quick ride

Recommended Route:
This place is 100% better than it was in 04. Nothing epic, but epically better than before.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
December 28, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: ginzu ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I am new to the area and live in Arlington so the trail is what is nearby. I am spoiled on having ridden in Nor Cal and So Cal. But I am from Houston where the elevation is only negative :P (We bayou bike)

RLP is well taken care of, but it is a mixed use trail, at least there are no horses! But there are hikers (always smile and be courteous, they expect the worst from you, surprise them with a smile) and often dogs, and seems like every other time I end up with dog crap on my tires and sometimes on me! Please curb your dogs when its on the trail!!!

Could be better marked. It is unidirectional, at the trail head you follow the sign, if you go straight instead of right, and if you go left later on, where there is a dip, you will have some fun rolling and somewhat technical trails and often less populated. I am pretty sure it is a legal part of the trail, I don't see a sign either way, and I see enough people out there that I think it's ok.

Remember the trail does have a directionality, I believe it puts the hikers in the opposite direction so we see each other. But if your going the wrong way, believe me, some one will tell you!

It is not a trail I would go out of my way for, but if it is close to you, it is not awful, my only real complaint is there is not anything with extended climbing. Other wise there is enough technical and fast loops to keep your chops up during the week for your weekend ride elsewhere. Also if you are new, or taking someone who is it is a great place to start.

If you are new you might want to print a Google map so you have some reference points, but the park is not that big that you could get lost for very long and most folks are friendly.

In the spring you very well may see a snake. I've sen possums, "wildcats", and stray dogs. The stray dogs are discovered quickly and taken away.

I don't know about crime, but I have heard second and third hand accounts of cars being broken into, so park smart, and secure your stuff.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5
 


NLZ Socks:

Id Rather Be Biking
$3.60 (70% OFF)
$12.00
NLZwear.com


Fox:

Striker Helmet 2012
$71.99
$119.99
Bicycle Outfitters Indy