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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

Recent Reviews

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Kerrville - Schreiner State Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Not a state park. Correct the title please. This is misleading and was a waste of time driving out of my way.

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Terry Hershey/The Anthills
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Enjoyed this trail immensely! Though you had to be focused it was not too intense and flowed very well. Took my 22 y/o son and he also enjoyed it here as well. This trail was so good I plan on coming regularly and get more acquainted with it. I would definitely recommend this trail.

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Wolf Mountain Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Probably one of the nicest trails in the hill country. Access to camping along the way, and some nice single tracks on the back side. It's smooth and wide in most places.

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Dry Comal Creek
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice short easy trail for beginners. City is trying to secure creek easements to bring trail to Town Center and on to Wurstfest / Landa Park Area. That'll be awesome! In the meantime, enjoy!

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Madrone Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Potentially one of the best bike trails in the Hill Country. Too bad it's in dis-repair. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) does not have the funding toe maintain the trails and has very little funding for the campgrounds either. Which is a total shame because this place could be the jewel. Trail is technical in many places with rocky areas in some places, but nice clear single tracks in others. No amenities and much of the picnic sites are overgrown and in need of repair. You cannot get off the trail and ride on the park roads unless you have a paid campsite. Sorry, COE made the rules and they are strict about them. Also, asked about bikers helping maintain the trails. Again, COE won't let you do this either because people would begin to cut their own trails. Argh. I hope it stays open - talk is the COE is going to close the entire park completely. Again, what a shame.

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The Seven Mile Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This page is somewhat misleading. There isn't a trail called the 7 mile loop trail, but if you follow the park boundary, you can get some miles in here. Please also read reviews from the same areas on this page: alltrails.com/trail/us/texas/cleburne-state-park-trail

My trip: I started at the Northern end of the park at the beginning of Coyote run and kept the boundary on my left as I lapped the park clockwise. After Limestone ridge (steep downhill section, exposed rock), I was dumped onto a veritable labyrinth of MTB downhills until I found the spillway, continued south until I found the road near the bathrooms, crossed the road and followed the boundary trail heading back North, again with the fence on my left.

Pros: Lots of ups and downs make for a good workout. Didn't see or hear anyone else, not even mountain bikers (even though I saw their cars). Didn't see or hear any rattlers.

Cons: Not very scenic, I posted a picture of the best view from the trail, but you're in cedar forest 90% of the time, with very few clearings/ecological shifts. This also means cobb webs, I was mummified. Final con is a minor one- trails aren't marked too well and sometimes split and rejoin. Can be disorienting, but it's a small park so no biggy.

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Faulkner Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trails for hiking. Nice 1.25 and 2 mile trails with signage. Mostly shaded. 95% of it is nice, wide, even trails. We even took our baby in her stroller this time. The bike trails look like fun too. The bike trails are very shaded. Small trees close to the bike trails so that makes for more fun. lol!

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Dinosaur Valley State Park Hiking Trails
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14 Completed 3 Reviews

Outstanding!!! Between the history of the Dino tracks, the awesome scenery, and the great trails, I would put this in my top THREE favorite Mountain Bike destinations! Copper Harbor, MI is my favorite, that being said this place is awesome! I took the outer (dorba) loop about 7-8 miles and then did three of the inner loops for a total of about 15 miles. It hit triple digits that day and I went through 120 oz. of water! Be prepared for your trip. Highly recommend this place!!!!!

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Gambusia Nature Trail
by Daniel Matherne

35 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is located in Sea Rim State Park. It was more of a walk than a hike though. It was a quick 3/4 mile loop all on a a board walk over a marsh. There were plenty of birds for those who are into those things - egrets, ducks, etc. I was told there may be alligators so you should be careful around the sections that were overgrown with swamp grass. I didn't see any, but perhaps I should have gone around dusk or dawn when they would be out for food.

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Davis Mountains State Park Trail
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9 Completed 1 Reviews

I was not very impressed with the hike, I wiil go back to the Guadalupe mountain range for that's the place to hike beautiful mountains.

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