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Sansom Park

Average Rating:    (4.06 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

constantly evolving trail w/some fast descents and steep climbs. definitely a nice workout.
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Latitude
32.795355714148336
Longitude
-97.41199493408203
Trail Length
9+
Trail Level
Intermediate- Expert
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fort Worth
State/Territory/Province
TX
Country
US
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 5 (18 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
February 8, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: conrman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great stuff for Texas riding throwing in some short vertical climbs and descents. The roller coaster downhills are lots of fun, and the return climbs will challange 90% of the riders out there (don't eat a meal before attempting the return climbs). Its a great change from the various flatter, cadence style trails found nearby in Grapevine, Ray Roberts, Mckinney, etc. There are a few loops that are strewn with rocks, and fun single track through out. Avoid the upper grassy area which hides tube destroying thorns (you will get flats if running tubes, if you ride the upper grass, by straying from the trail!)
I ride a high end hard tail 26 inch bike.....its not about the bike, so Full Suspension and 29 inch wheels are not required. Bring what ya got and be ready for an aerobic workout at the end!



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Review Date
November 11, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Phillips ,  Racer

Summary:
This summer I spent some time up in Whistler, Canada and experienced what real downhill mountain biking is like. If you haven't experienced it before I think you should definitely go ride Samson Park. In my opinion it is as close to Downhill mountain biking as you can get in North Texas. This trail really puts your skills to the test and if you like flying through trails like I do you will love it. I ride a 2012 Specialized Hardrock 29er Sport, and although I wish I had a full suspension bike like a Specialized Camber I felt that the 29 inch wheels really helped on this trail and I recommend them here because of how rocky it is. My friend rode a regular 26 inch bike and he was constantly getting stuck on stumps and rocks that I would just fly over. This trail is great!

Recommended Route:
If I were you I would find someone who is experienced with this trail or take a picture of the map rather than just "exploring", because the trail is pretty straight forward until you hit the bottom of the hill. My friends and I got lost when we got down there because like others have said, this trail isn't marked extremely well. I found though that red trails mean awesome descants, but you must pay the price by having to walk your bike up hills a few times. While Green and Blue trails (shown as white and yellow on the map) mean smaller descants but with less a price to pay. To have the best experience I would do both types of trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gateway
River Legacy



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Review Date
June 19, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JohnTheWrench ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a great trail, with several distinct types of style to them. The Green/Blue loops are fairly rocky, and for the most part are not particularly difficult. The Lone Wolf section is less rocky, but much more difficuly from the standpoint of steepness and narrow off-camber trail. You know, the kind of stuff we all love! There is now over ten miles of trail out there, and the parking lot is now paved and the park grounds are now well-maintained. The problems of a few years ago are pretty much non-existant now, with the shady element moved on to shadier environs.
If you haven't checked it out because of the less-favorable reviews from a few years ago, I would urge you to give it another chance. A few hundred riders and a ton of work days have made it a lot closer to the trail we all wanted it to be to start with!

Recommended Route:
Maps are available at every bike shop in Fort Worth, and you can also print them off of the local club website.
www.fwmba.org

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gateway, Cleburne, Solavaca



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Review Date
May 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ttambm ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is great all around. I ride it once or twice a week and have never had a bad experience. It is definitely one of, if not the most challenging trails in the DFW area. Rocky, steep climbs and great downhills. I usually go between 4-7 PM and only experience other riders or joggers there. Haven't experienced the shady people others are talking about. Overall great trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gateway Park for an easier less challenging ride.



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Review Date
February 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: acedwards ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Broken glass and occasional shady figures? Yes. Reasons to be careful? Absolutely. Reasons to put the trail down and whine about it? Definitely not. This trail is rocky, a challenge from start to finish and in places an absolute killer. It needs some more work to clear out some of the glass, clean it up a bit and mark it better, but it's getting that a little bit at a time through the great efforts of local club FWMBA. The views are awesome, there's a nice mix of fast and slow, and once you get over the initial intimidation it can hold it really has a pretty nice flow to it. If you go just be careful and leave the little whiny b*** in you at home.

Recommended Route:
FWMBA has a good map at fwmba.org. Stay away from anything marked red unless you're either really good or enjoy white-knuckled descents followed by walking your bike back uphill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gateway Park, Cedar Hill, River Legacy.



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