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Is a good option to ride/run 18 miles straight with no vehicle crossings. But some big portions of the path are uncovered and in summer it must feel unbearable. All of the trail is paved, so heat is strong, be prepared with plenty of fluids.
Having just returned from riding the Katy Trail in MO from Clinton to Machens, my buddy (Jim, 67, primarily road cyclist) and I (49, started cycling Fall '21) were still geared up for some bikepacking. Overnight cycle trips of any length without riding highways are difficult to come by in the area. We decided to give this a shot, as we had heard it was a pretty nice trail and we could camp at the state park in Mineral Wells. We are your average, run of the mill riders that aren't in great shape or with super expensive gear. We had no idea how great this would be!
We used the Cartwright trailhead in W'fd, heading West toward Mineral Wells. To say this trail would have been perfect for prepping for the Katy is an understatement. With the exception of a handful of short spots (100 yds or so each), this trail is a fantastic ride. There are some washouts and a few soft gravel/sandy spots that prevent you from riding on mental "auto pilot". Be careful, or you might find yourself spread eagle beneath your rig.
The first four to five miles heading West are very shaded, climbing to the highest point of the ride at 1,263'. After that, it is a lengthy stretch of fast, slight decline riding for what feels like several miles. Just remember what goes downhill must come back uphill :)
12 or so miles in you will pass through Garner. If you need water, soda, beer, or a meal, stop at the Garner Cafe, about 30 yds off the trail. You can't miss it. We ate breakfast here on the return leg, and it was fantastic. And interestingly enough, Garner, Tx is where the domino game of "42" was invented. No joke. So there's a little neat local history of that town...
Four miles west of Garner you will come to the split where you may either continue the mail trail into Mineral Wells or take the state park spur. We initially continued riding the main trail toward the Vietnam Memorial, just beyond the elevated riding bridge over Hwy 80. There are some great view of the Caprock from the riding bridge oddly enough. At any rate, just as we came down the other side of the bridge, we saw the "Bridge Out" sign on the trail. Not being familiar enough to know where the park access road is in relation to the bridge, we opted to bike back over the bridge (ugh) and the to spur (about 1 mile back).
The spur to the state park says "2/3 mile to trail head". This is where it gets good. The majority of that 2/3 mile is a 5% grade up singletrack, switchback with some 6"+ deep washouts and mixture of loose rock, gravel, and sand. We were each carrying about 20# of gear in our pannier/rack. It wasn't hike-a-bike, but it was close. It's a great burn at the end of the ride, and the resulting views from the park are more than worth the work to get there.
You will come out in the amphitheater in the park. When you cycle out of the parking lot, GO LEFT. We added 2 more miles of cycle wandering trying to get out of this back area of the park. Easy riding and we enjoyed it, but the extra ride might not be for everyone after that hill climb :)
Riding through the park you will see the lake, swimming beach, and some great views of town. We camped in the Equestrian part of the park, which ended up being one of the best places we've camped in a long time. Very nice restroom/showers, views, and space. Worth the $14 for sure.
If you are thinking of riding the Katy, this is your training trail. Everything you will experience on the Katy, you will experience here, just for another 240 miles. You could easily ride out and back from Weatherford in a day. Heck, get started by 7am and you could out and back twice with a short break for lunch back in Wfd. That would give you about a 72 mile trip, great prep for Katy.
Enjoy the ride!
Beautifully maintained. Not as crowded as White Rock Lake. Lots of wildlife and several places to pull off and get close to the Trinity River.
Parking for the trail was full at Knox on a Friday morning at 10:00 am. Parking at Reverchon Park did not feel safe due to multiple homeless people in the parking lot living out of their cars and wandering around. The rec center is only open from 2-7 pm so no bathrooms are available there except between 2-7 pm. I ended up parking at a parking garage near Victory Park that had a two hour limit even though you pay to park there. It is a very nice trail if you live near by but trying to find safe parking and restrooms was enough to keep me away. I will not go back until the parking lots are safe.
Turn back and find another spot to walk or run! This looks better on paper. I stopped after a half a mile. There’s no clear or safe access from a major intersection I 35 & Oaklawn Avenue. The city of Dallas has permitted construction to close off access from Highline Dr.,and the only parking there is paid surface parking which is not clearly seen from the Hiline entrance.Trail is dirty. I decided to turn back and go to the Katy Trail to walk. This may be good in the future but in 2022 it’s a hard pass.
Probably very pretty in the spring and summer. We walked in January so a lot of bare trees and the water was low. It's next to the Grapevine mall so after The Escape Game, Legoland, The aquarium, or bowling, it's a nice walk.
Lovely. Long stretches of smooth cement that goes for a long way at at time. Few, if any, seams to give you a bumpy ride or intermittent vibrations every time you hit a seam. Its nice cement. Still, there are several intersections that require an extended stop while traffic sorts until your turn. Not a ride for the intermediate or advanced who is hammering miles, just too many stops. However if you are out for some fun and riding it is above average in most respects.
Despite dedicated walking/running sections that are more suited to running, everyone walks on the concrete sections making cycling more difficult.
This is a beautiful trail, more suitable for running and walking than biking. Extremely neglected in areas, with fallen trees literally on top of the trail. With the neighboring areas, I was very surprised. Also, there are some very isolated areas.
Great place for running, it’s too short for biking. It seems somewhat forgotten, but it has potential. Also, places saturated with slippery mud, so be careful.
Started at Lions Club on a Sunday, no traffic, easy to park! Lots of activity on trail, not for speed biking but still enough room for everyone. I agree with other review about trail markings. I wish all did a better job. The construction was still happening but we had a trail clearly marked to navigate through it. When you get to the cemetery keep going, the trail picks up on the other side. When you're coming from the big city park and you come to the basketball court and parking lot, turn, go over the bridge. New parking lot and pretty sidewalk art trail takes you across the street. Adventurous, a little curvy and lots of beauty!
Could really be an awesome trail if it could just receive some maintenance. Trail is closed from 1195 to the Vietnam Museum. There are sections from Mineral Wells to the museum that are unridable to due debris such as broken bricks. After that it opens up and crossing 180 is really cool. There are many washouts with deep sand anywhere the trail is below grade. I rode from the Mineral Wells trailhead to the Northern end near Weatherford. Probably best ridden on an MYB or. Fat Bike. I rode a Gravel Bike on 700 x 38’s and althou FB I could transit the trail for the most part, some sections with very deep sand were a challenge.
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