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The Trailway is 20 miles long and ten feet wide. The two miles of surface from the downtown Mineral Wells trailhead toward the east is asphalt; the remaining 18 miles is finely crushed and screened...
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Rode this for the first time 6/06/2017. My son and I went all the way around the lake. This is a great bike trail! I found that it was well maintained, the views are great, and there are all kinds of people out enjoying the trail. Kids with training wheels, all the way up to very experienced riders flying by on their road bikes. We rode it on a Tuesday, so it wasn't too busy. My son has been there on the weekend, and it gets kinda crazy. Lots more people. The ride doesn't have too many elevation changes, but there are a few that work you. Overall, it's a great ride!
Being new to Weatherford, it was great to find this gem. Very easy trail that is well maintained. Wish it were longer and offered dirt options. Again, a great trail to run.
I rode this trail a week ago from the mission trail with goal of looping around OLLU and back to add mileage to the mission trail. It was empty except homeless people under bridges, some covered with sheets, giving the experience a bit of the macabre. I turned around and won't go back until usage is up.
We always start at Hardberger Park. We ride the trail to Huebner Rd and turn around ride past the park to ride all the way to Holbrook near the National Guard. On this trail you do have several streets crossings to continue on the trail. When you get to Holbrook you are riding on the road and I normally turn around at the RR tracks. You can continue on this route to Jack White Park and continue down to SouthLions park. You are riding on the Frontage road to Jack White Park and the way back is a little tricky from Jack White and Holbrook road. That RR track is active and a stops on the Holbrook crossing then you are stuck until it moves forward. RT from Huebner Rd to the RR tracks is 32 miles. If you go all the way to South Lions & back add 18 miles to the 32
Great trail. A bit of construction at the moment. Also, when riding directly under the big power lines, I kept getting static shocks when i touched metal on my bike. Luckily that segment is short.
Did the trail with my kids and was easy enough for them and challenging.
The north part of the trail is very nice and of course nicer than the South end. However, the South end isn't as bad as described here. There is some construction occurring and yes, you do pass by a wastewater treatment plant. However, the smell is not as bad once you get east of the plant. On other words, if you park at the South it will stink in the parking lot on some days but as soon as you get a quarter mile east of there the smell is gone. It's not as charming but still a fine trail that is wide and flat.
The big letdown for me is finding that the North and South trails do not connect. And it's not a short and easy jaunt to try and make work either. It's an industrial area with a lot of construction going on so if you bike through the surface streets it isn't a pleasant ride. It's where the Loop 12, Highway 183, Highway 144 roads all merge.
I hope that the plan is to connect the two sections so one can enjoy a nice long ride!
Sidenote: Where the South trail goes on to connect to Lone Star is frequently flooded but still worth the ride!
This is a classic "RR right of way turned trail" as it runs through a heavily treed area from downtown toward the urban burbs and SMU. There's a very slight rise from the south end up to the trail, then it's virtually flat. The separate jogging path, for about 50% of the trail, is helpful for all, but the original concrete path is wide enough as long as everyone is being respectful and alert to each other, walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. There are rush hours, but it's mostly just fine.
There are 4 segments of vegetations including native zero scaping and hardwoods.
Trail was extended to Old Denton to the West and Hebron to the North several years ago.
The North end of the trail in Irving is now repaired from flood damage, The South trail extends to Verizon theater and the race track. Look at Google maps with the bike trail overlay. It is pretty accurate. The only issue on the South trail is that there are broken sewage mains that make for a disgusting couple of miles.
Easy paved trail appropriate for skates, bikes, strollers etc. It is in three sections so can be done all together or small sections. There is a children's park with bathrooms and picnic tables central to the trail and free parking at several locations. A unique feature is artwork by local artisans from the area scattered here and there-very interesting.
The east trail head and parking lot are closed at Noble Rd (Briar Forest Dr) and Highway 6 until summer of 2019. The connector to Terry Hershey trail has some construction but is passable.
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