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North Shore Trail

Grapevine, TX

North Shore Trail is a 12 mile out and back trail located near Grapevine, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Cedar Hill State Park DORBA Trail
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31 Completed 30 Reviews

The trail is well marked and easy to navigate with three distance loop options, I ran the 8 mile loop. The trail offers a single track smooth dirt surface for the majority. Bicyclists have the luxury of seeing the section names for parts of the trail which I assume comes from characteristics of the portion of the trail. There was a large rattlesnake on the trail who was stubborn enough to maintain its ground. Overall nice trail just watch for snakes

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Walnut Creek Trail
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20 Completed 1 Reviews

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North Shore Trail
by Virginia Leandro

3 Completed 2 Reviews

I did loops 1, 2, 3,and 4 this past Sunday. Started at Rockledge Park. Total round trip miles was about 12.1. While the vast majority of trail users are on bikes, I found most of the bikers to be very courteous. Most would let you know they were coming up and how many were still behind. The one bit of advise I can give anyone hiking these loops is to NOT wear earbuds. That will help you stay more aware of your surroundings.

I really loved the trails. There is enough variety to really put in a great hike! Lots of different birds and some very fat squirrels getting ready for winter.

I'm definitely planning on heading back out there next weekend to get in loops 5 and 6.

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North Shore Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun and challenging trail!

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Brushy Creek Regional Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Very easy if you are in any kind of shape at all or an MTB enthusiast past the beginner stages.. there are a few really nice technical areas if you find them.. and in order to do so you have to hop off of the concrete as often as you see the chance.. a few nice drops as well.. odd though coming up into housing areas while riding..very suburban ride and family type park.. Warning though.... while its still warm the mosquitoes are HORRIBLE.. you get eaten alive on the nice deep wooded trails (which is why I was there).. so won't go back until its much colder.

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Horseshoe Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I absolutely LOVE to run these trails! I park at the small lot on Dove Road, then hit the nearest dirt trail approx. 100 feet up the paved road. There are hiking trails and DORBA trails all throughout the woods. Tons of zig zags and ups & downs to negotiate which, for me, makes running fun and the time flies by! I have learned that its almost impossible to keep track of where you may be because there are so many different trails and twists and turns. So I just keep track of my time and run while I enjoy the scenery, the birds and the animals!

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Leon Creek Vista at O.P. Schnabel Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I really enjoy this trail. I've been a few times. My dog saw is first dear there :) I wish it was closer to my house. RIght now its about 20 minutes away. Theres unpaved and paved trails that are handicap and stroller accessible.

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Cameron Park Hike and Bike Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

This place right here is absolutely AWESOME!!! Various skill levels could spend hours out here.. Very well maintained.. super XC MTB experience.. and everyone has huge kudos for trail etiquette in this area.. totally opposite of trails in Austin.

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BLORA / Fort Hood Trailblazers Mountain Bike Park
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a rock garden heaven... bring a back up tube... overall this trail system has huge potential but is unfortunately not as well maintained as it should be.. If you are willing to take some time and have the instinct to feel your way instead of have it clearly marked, you can have a great time out here.. the huge plus on this system is VERY LOW trail traffic... its almost like its a secret for the area... We visit it regularly and again, just really wish it was maintained a bit more.

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Walnut Creek Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

This system is apparently well known for being really confusing for first timers and we were no exception. You can always find your way back to parking but with multiple closures and confusing signage, getting a good flow and speed was a bit difficult.. that was also difficult due to how much trail traffic there was on a Saturday.. the walkers/hikers/dog folks seemed a bit unaware of the etiquette for sharing trails with faster moving people on bikes.. MOVE!! Lots of odor of dog crap.. baggies filled with dog crap everywhere.. not great.. BUT the beautiful views, and potentially awesome trails are well worth trying again on a less crowded day... Don't expect your first time there as an experienced MTBr to be perfect unless you are on a less crowded day and have lots of time to test your patience.

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