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Chaparral Rail Trail

35.2 mi
State: TX
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

DeKalb Trace

27.9 mi
State: TX
Gravel

Reno Rail Trail

5.1 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete

Trail de Paris

3.3 mi
State: TX
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Chaparral Rail Trail, connecting four counties northeast of Dallas, has been developing since it was first envisioned in 1995. The 35-mile route is the westernmost leg of the regional Northeast Texas...
TX 35.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
DeKalb Trace offers a rustic route through northeastern Texas, not far from the state’s border with Arkansas. The nearly 28 mile rail-trail stretches from Annona, east through Avery and DeKalb, and on...
TX 27.9 mi Gravel
Reno Rail Trail offers a paved route between the communities of Paris, Reno, and Blossom in northeastern Texas. On its western end, it connects to the Trail de Paris. Both rail-trails are part of a...
TX 5.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Trail de Paris runs for just over 3 miles from the town of Paris east into the countryside. The paved route follows a lovely corridor of shade trees, crossing bridges as it heads along a former...
TX 3.3 mi Asphalt

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Trail de Paris

TX - 3.3 miles

The Trail de Paris runs for just over 3 miles from the town of Paris east into the countryside. The paved route follows a lovely corridor of shade trees, crossing bridges as it heads along a former...

Reno Rail Trail

TX - 5.1 miles

Reno Rail Trail offers a paved route between the communities of Paris, Reno, and Blossom in northeastern Texas. On its western end, it connects to the Trail de Paris. Both rail-trails are part of a...

DeKalb Trace

TX - 27.9 miles

DeKalb Trace offers a rustic route through northeastern Texas, not far from the state’s border with Arkansas. The nearly 28 mile rail-trail stretches from Annona, east through Avery and DeKalb, and on...

Trail de Paris

TX - 3.3 miles

The Trail de Paris runs for just over 3 miles from the town of Paris east into the countryside. The paved route follows a lovely corridor of shade trees, crossing bridges as it heads along a former...

Chaparral Rail Trail

TX - 35.2 miles

Chaparral Rail Trail, connecting four counties northeast of Dallas, has been developing since it was first envisioned in 1995. The 35-mile route is the westernmost leg of the regional Northeast Texas...

Reno Rail Trail

TX - 5.1 miles

Reno Rail Trail offers a paved route between the communities of Paris, Reno, and Blossom in northeastern Texas. On its western end, it connects to the Trail de Paris. Both rail-trails are part of a...

DeKalb Trace

TX - 27.9 miles

DeKalb Trace offers a rustic route through northeastern Texas, not far from the state’s border with Arkansas. The nearly 28 mile rail-trail stretches from Annona, east through Avery and DeKalb, and on...

Reno Rail Trail

TX - 5.1 miles

Reno Rail Trail offers a paved route between the communities of Paris, Reno, and Blossom in northeastern Texas. On its western end, it connects to the Trail de Paris. Both rail-trails are part of a...

Chaparral Rail Trail

TX - 35.2 miles

Chaparral Rail Trail, connecting four counties northeast of Dallas, has been developing since it was first envisioned in 1995. The 35-mile route is the westernmost leg of the regional Northeast Texas...

Trail de Paris

TX - 3.3 miles

The Trail de Paris runs for just over 3 miles from the town of Paris east into the countryside. The paved route follows a lovely corridor of shade trees, crossing bridges as it heads along a former...

Recent Trail Reviews

Chaparral Rail Trail

Rough terrain-not just “crushed rock”

October, 2017 by dustiejobe

I wanted to write to let you know about my experience this weekend. I selected the October Fest Trail Run Marathon about 5 months ago because it was on a Saturday, it was rated a 1 for “non technical terrain that was fast”, the description on the Ultra Expeditions site stated “crushed rock that was an easy out and back course.” This was going to be my 1st marathon at 46 years young. I was so excited! I booked a great room at a local airb&b site and recruited a friend to come and run the half. Everything was great until about mile 7. What I endured the next 7 miles out and 7 miles back was anything but “fast” and “crushed rock”. I literally had to walk most of the 14 miles. I rolled my ankle 10 times while walking. The path contained golf ball size rocks and had several ruts along the way. I shed a few tears out of frustration along the way. This was not how my dream of completing a marathon was supposed to play out. My back was in agonizing pain throughout. Please change your description and please show accurate pics of the boulders along the trail. If I had known the reality of the course I most certainly would not have signed up for the beating my body took. Thank you for your consideration.

DeKalb Trace

DeKalb to Avery

September, 2017 by sparksfive

The trail through DeKalb isn't very pleasant but just west of the local sawmill at CR3215 the trail turns into a nice rustic path. It's not gravel and I've only mountain/trail biked down it. And only 4 miles. But I've totally enjoyed it. I go down 2-3 times a week.

DeKalb Trace

Not a Rails to Trail

March, 2017 by baedelen

Have to agree with the other reviews. There is no 28 mile trail. We attempted to ride from New Boston to DeKalb, started out great with about 2 or 3 miles of nice paved rails to trail, then nothing. After that, we attempted to ride what could be considered a barely used farm road, but it was too difficult and ended up riding on the shoulder of the adjacent busy highway. Please change the length of the trail to approximately three miles, that would be more accurate.

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DeKalb Trace

Four Star Review Rating?

January, 2017 by jim menzel

After reading the reviews thru 1/21/17, how in the world did this trail get a four star average rating? I think a one-fourth or one-fifth would have been more accurate than a four. And I planned to come all the way from Wisconsin in February to ride it. I will find other trails, somewhere.

Chaparral Rail Trail

First Time on the Trail...

December, 2016 by jshasteen

My kids and I did most of the first part of the trail today. We had planned to go from Farmersville to Merit and back, but 4 miles into it, we turned back because of dogs-for which we were not prepared. I recommend taking a can of mace for dogs-which one will certainly run into as one gets into more remote farming areas with dogs running lose. This is truly a wonderful trail and project--one of the best things government has done in a long time. My dream would be to go from Farmersville to New Boston, camping along the trail. For now (until retirement), I will have to be satisfied with doing day-hikes along certain legs of the trail.

DeKalb Trace

From New Boston

August, 2016 by scotton357

They were clearing the paved trail and it was looking pretty good from New Boston heading west for about three miles. Had a good ride then ran out of trail and couldn't find any trail signs. Rode down the road next to hwy 82 and followed a muddy dirt rd. for a half mile but no signs, so turned around and went back. If they are going to have a trail they should have it well marked.

Chaparral Rail Trail

Definitely an experience. Needs A LOT of work!!

July, 2016 by janamize

I started off in Pecan Gap with every intention of riding from there to Farmersville. First off we had to take a road around the initial entry as it was not rideable. We picked up the trail after about half a mile and began our ride. The trail looks like it had not been maintained in quite some time and was very much a pain navigating it. Made it all the way to Wolfe City before I could no longer take the poor trail and the beating I was taking from the over growth. This would be a great trail if it was maintained better. Definitely a lot different the the Mineral Wells to Weatherford trail.

DeKalb Trace

Trail and Construction

June, 2016 by reevesranger1944

I live along the trail. The beauty of the trail was destroyed by the road construction crew. It was a beautiful trail both for walking, riding horses and even bikes but all that is no more. Hopefully, TX DOT will repair the damage done and make it what it was.

Chaparral Rail Trail

osborn 2 ride

May, 2016 by laretha

I did a eightteen mile loop from Farmersville past Merit this past week. I am from Wilmington De and do a tone of trails in the North East. The people of Farmersville should be very proud of the five miles that has been paved or fine limestone. The next four miles got rough and not knowing the area I did a U turn. I did get to meet a guy how is on the Board for the NETT trail will go from Farmersville to New Boston about 130 miles and will be one of the top 50 trials in the USA. Back in town I had a BBQ beef Sandwich at Jordan's and it was one of the very best, the French Fries are the best. The trail head in Farmersville is very nice and the Town has done one great job on both the trail and trail head.

DeKalb Trace

What trail?

April, 2016 by hop1

Rode from New Boston. After .75 mi of paved trail, I ran into 12-18 inch grass. There is no gravel. There is a barely discernible track that might be useful MTB single track should the grass be cut. Typical Texas tall story.

DeKalb Trace

closed?

September, 2015 by cluginbill

East of DeKalb road construction has the trail torn up. Just West of DeKalb it is mostly grass! Very poor to consider this a bike trail! Drove miles out of our way and did not even unload the bikes.

Chaparral Rail Trail

Okay though Mile 17

August, 2015 by social climber

Seems that this trail has fully dried out now. Pretty clear through mile ~17 or so, but a bit overgrown after that.

Dont know what folks expect from gravel roads, but this one is easily rideable on hybrid or cyclocross > 10mph the whole way. Maybe even roadbike if your skills are good.

Paved for the first ~2.5 mi, packed cinders until ~5mi, gravel after that. Some of the longer rail bridges are a bit technical (to ride) and could use repair, but none seem unsafe.




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