Chaparral Trail - Section 1: Farmersville to Merit
ElevationAscent: 109' 33 m
Descent: -71' -22 m
High: 689' 210 m
Low: 640' 195 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“A rails to trails conversion—long, straight, and pretty flat.”— G B
This section is paved with asphalt while in the city of Farmersville and later paved with concrete (10 ft. wide) for approximately 2.5 miles. Afterwards it turns to crushed granite which is hard packed. So, you get nearly the durability of concrete but the drainage of sandy soil. Also approximately every 0.5 miles on this segment, there are benches and trash cans. There are also four exercise stations spaced at 0.5 mile increments.
Cedar, oak, and hickory line the trail and will provide some shade except at high noon in the summer. There is NO WATER anywhere along the trail; however, there are tasty treats not far from where it crosses through the towns. As typical with railroad right of ways, the trail abuts farms, ranches, and private residences.
Traffic is light, but the trail is used, and you'll most likely encounter someone at any time of day throughout the year.
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Land Manager: City of Farmersville