DORBA has switched to using Trailforks for trail status reporting. The DORBA apps have also been modified.
If you are on iOS ensure that you are on the latest version of the DORBA app you currently have. It will automatically switch to using Trailforks.
A list of trails and status is always available at DORBA.org under Trails.
The data is pulled from Trailforks vs the “old” DORBA web site which dictates the following:
- Trailforks puts what we think of as trails into “riding area” regions. Each of these regions contains all the "trails" (loops) in the riding area. Northshore, for instance, has seven trails in its riding area. The riding area region does not have a condition (muddy/dry, etc), only a status (Open/Caution/Closed). The trails have both status and condition. As a result, there will not be a description of the conditions showing in the app (eg. Tacky, Dry, etc) since the app is reflecting the riding area region which only has a status.
- There are two clickable links on each trail in the app:
A click on the name of the trail will take you to the trail’s Overview tab in Trailforks.
A click on the Status icon will send you to the trail’s Status tab where you can see the status and condition of each trail in the riding area (including a freeform description).
- A Trailforks Pro subscription is not required for the app to work. The Trailforks Pro subscription only affects the Trailforks app. The DORBA app links take you to Trailforks.com which is free to
- The trails can be viewed alphabetically or by distance from your location (did not exist in old Android app).
- Not app related, but you can “subscribe” to trails in Trailforks and receive emails when the status changes. Go to the riding area region for the trail and at the bottom of the page there is a
subscribe button. If you subscribe to the greater Dallas region you can get notifications on all the local trails.