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“Short Hikes and Biking Only”

Erwin Park Hike & Bike Trail
Reviewed 24 September 2015

This park is west of McKinney and easy access. But the amenities are slim. There are 3 Pavillions, the Pecan Grove, the Hill top and the Out Back. The first two have toilet facilities nearby. The two stall toilets do not have doors, so that may be not as good as a port a potty because at least a portapotty has a door. At Pecan Grove there are several picnic tables and fire ring. The other campsites each have one picnic table and a fire ring. There is no running water, except in the sinks in the toilet facilities. So you cannot fill large water containers. There are no electrical hookups. There is a small pond but not too far from Pecan Grove area but looks too small for fishing. There are some decent riding trails but probably not as good as Bonham State Park and definitely easier than Tyler State Park. But for flat easy riding, Oak Trail is great. Erwin has the location to be a good park but lacks decent amenities for camping. The bathrooms are not good and today smelled and looked disgusting. Camping and Pavillions must be paid for in advance and camp sights other than pavilion ones, are first come first pick.
Here's Park Description
212 acres
3 picnic pavilions, one with electricity - call 972-547-2690
to reserve
3 restroom facilities
Playgrounds
Overnight camping - call 972-547-2690 to reserve
Large expanses of open space
Natural wooded areas
7 miles of mountain bike trails maintained by Dallas Off-
Road Bicycle Association
Playgrounds
Large expanses of open space
New! 2 Dero Bike Repair Stations for minor repairs.Dero Bike Station
The stations include tools, a stand to hold the bike
and an air pump

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Erwin Park has an extraordinary hiking/biking trail. It's not a trail for amateur off-roaders, so please keep that in mind if you head out there intending to enjoy a casual ride under the trees. Most mountain bikers who visit are friendly and courteous. The trail is regularly maintained by D.O.R.B.A., one of the largest off-road bicycle clubs in the U.S. Springtime at Erwin is especially lovely with the wildflowers. I'm not sure how much longer this park will be able to offer its magnificent trail system, as the surrounding area is quickly developing and wanting access to more land. Enjoy this park in its near-original condition, plus beautiful trail, while you can.

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

My husband and I have taken our dogs here and really enjoyed the openness and areas where you can walk or run or bicycle. We enjoy the flowers and the beauty that you find in the paths where you can find different varieties of trees.

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

I've hiked and biked the trail. It's almost 9 miles long and has everything from flat, open trail to technical terrain. I even bring my road bike out and ride the paved road because it's hilly and there isn't much traffic.

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

I liked the man made trails and how they wove in and out of the trees. The day I went there it had recently rained- not good for walking hiking or even biking for that matter. Nice place to have a picnic. Good for mellow ride with the less experienced girl friend.

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