Barnwell Mountain ORV Recreational Area For Dirt Biking

The 3rd most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Texas.

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East of Dallas and northeast of Gilmer, the TMTC / Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area has over 150 miles over 1,800 acres open to off-road motorcycle trails riding. This area was opened in 2000 by the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC). The rolling routes pass through rugged, heavily-wooded areas on an old iron ore mine. The narrow, marked tracks wind through pine forest and climb narrow dirt gorges.

To reach the area from Gilmer (2.5 hours east of Dallas), head north on SR155 for 5.8 miles. It is located behind the picnic area. There is a big blue sign that says Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area, but it is directly across the Hwy from the entrance. Turn into the picnic area and follow around to the BMRA gate. Open weekends.

Note: Open Friday to Sunday. Helmets are required. Double riding is prohibited.

Overall, Barnwell Mountain ORV Recreational Area is the 3rd most popular dirt bike trail of all 44 dirt biking rides in Texas. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Barnwell Mountain ORV Recreational Area including Alligator Run Park, Primitive Acres ORV Guest Ranch, Red River Cycle Park, Rocky Ridge Ranch, Shiloh Ridge, Crooked Creek Cycle MX Park, Marshall Creek ORV Park, .

Barnwell Mountain ORV Recreational Area Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  BMRA/TMTC (903) 797-4066 or 845-6261; Local Tourism (903) 843-2413; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX.

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Onsite Camping

Luxury Loding:  Gilmer Inn (903) 843-3033

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  32.7959, -94.8644

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  16496

Barnwell Mountain ORV Recreational Area Dirt Biking Map


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