LB Houston Nature Trail

Dallas, Texas

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This is still my favorite trail. It is an excellent place for a beginner to start finding their dirt-legs. In fact, I probably learned to ride a mountain bike here. I mean really learned about tossing the bike into a turn and finding the edge of that envelope good tires can provide. Situated in a forgotten corner of woods between Dallas and Irving, the armpit of the Metromess. This ain’t exactly the best part of town—not the worst either, but sort of populated by a lot of non–mountain bikers. People come here to fish or drink beer, and just around the corner is another park (with the same name) known as a meeting spot for people who don’t necessarily have the same lifestyle as most folks. Dense woods, right on the river in several places, an easy flat trail that is great on a rigid mountain bike or a hybrid. You can bring your kids or pals along who don’t have the skills or conditioning to ride the harder trails in the area. I usually don’t even carry a patch kit or pump here, because you can easily get back to the trailhead if you have a problem—you’re never more than half a mile or so away. As the crow flies, anyway. When you’re back there in the woods you’ll have no idea where you are.
Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma

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Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma

by Chuck Cypert (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is still my favorite trail. It is an excellent place for a beginner to start finding their dirt-legs. In fact, I probably learned to ride a mountain bike here. I mean really learned about tossing the bike into a turn and finding the edge of that envelope good tires can provide. Situated in a forgotten corner of woods between Dallas and Irving, the armpit of the Metromess. This ain’t exactly the best part of town—not the worst either, but sort of populated by a lot of non–mountain bikers. People come here to fish or drink beer, and just around the corner is another park (with the same name) known as a meeting spot for people who don’t necessarily have the same lifestyle as most folks.

Dense woods, right on the river in several places, an easy flat trail that is great on a rigid mountain bike or a hybrid. You can bring your kids or pals along who don’t have the skills or conditioning to ride the harder trails in the area. I usually don’t even carry a patch kit or pump here, because you can easily get back to the trailhead if you have a problem—you’re never more than half a mile or so away. As the crow flies, anyway. When you’re back there in the woods you’ll have no idea where you are.

©  Chuck Cypert/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Dallas
Length: 5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Year-round, except after rain
Local Contacts: Dallas Parks and Recreation Department
Topo Map: L.B. Houston Nature Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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11/7/2012

This is a great, easy, fun ride for beginners. There are some technical parts, but no climbs so it's designed for racing and just having a good time in the woods. Watch the video http://youtu.be/vmU52IHpa0Y?hd=1

6/22/2009
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