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trail running
10 days ago

I’ve only run here once during the Rockledge Rumble trail race, but it was my favorite trail run so far. Excellent trail. Loved the mix of terrain and thought it was fairly technical for the area. Definitely recommend it.

mountain biking
13 days ago

It was great trail

mountain biking
14 days ago

Good mix of beginner and intermediate single track with a few hairy advanced spots deeper into this big counterclockwise loop. Easy to choose your distance by turning left at any of the well-marked return trails that will take you back to the trailhead. Lot’s of tall vegetation and “tunnels” this time of year. There were times when I wished I had worn sleeves. But it’s August in Texas! My advice is to hit the trail early in the AM as much of this trail is shaded and pleasant before the sun gets too high. My GPS registered a little over 6.5 miles to the turnaround at Cheyenne Circle. One option for a loop that’s shorter than doubling back on the return trail is to ride back to the trailhead on paved roads by going up Cheyenne to Pocahontas which connects to Cross Timbers. A little more than 3 miles gets you back to the trailhead on 377 and makes for a total of 10 miles which I did in a 1:30. A good alternative when you’re time constrained but want to go deep to reach a couple of the more technical stretches. About those rocks not far from the final turnaround: I passed a guy who blew out his rear derailleur and snapped a chain. Not a great place for a major technical blowout! Happy riding.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail. kids loved it. Just GPS took me to the end of the trail not the beginning. Over all would do it again. Took me an hour to get there, but kids did not complain.

loved the beachy parts. the off the beaten path trails are the best if you want to be physically challenged, but just moderately. view of the lake is beautiful.

mountain biking
19 days ago

I love this trail!! It’s easy to access, great parking area, lots of activities and beautiful scenery. We usually ride it with our mountain bikes, but have also walked it. Paved almost completely.

mountain biking
20 days ago

This trail is relatively wide, about a third of it is single track with some technical sections. There are some interesting rock formations and lake viewpoints. Appropriate for kids mountain biking.

Fortunately I had a route on my Endomondo app to follow. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of shady areas throughout this hike. I really enjoyed it but it is quite sandy which caused a lot of extra strain on my feet/toes after about 7/8 miles. The piney wooded area was quite nice and we did see a number of campers there. The trail itself was pretty empty except for 1 man on horseback and another 2 men out hiking. I would say this is better for hiking and the sand would make it difficult to do any significant running but if you want to get some miles under your feet then this is a good trail.

hiking
23 days ago

This is an underrated trail in my opinion. The first mile isn’t great but after that it gets really nice. We saw deer, quail, and armadillo. It is an easy hike but very scenic trail. My only complaint is it is a little dusty.

hiking
25 days ago

The first mile or two is fantastic scenery. It drops off a little on the big loop in the middle where there is nothing but tall flowers/grass blocking views and trapping in heat (Summer). We almost got run over by a bike at this area because there’s no way to see someone else coming around the thin corners. Other than that though, great place for a walk, workout, to get away and enjoy the outdoors.

Beautiful find in the middle of suburbia. Not a fan of suburbia, so this is a gem to me.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite tralis to Ruck so far! lots of great scenery, very well marked and maintained. Great space to clear your head, and next to no trail traffic on a quiet monday.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Good trail for all activities!

Pros:
- Paved
- Easy to access
- One cool area to get some photos

Cons:
- There were a couple of homeless people living in tents in the park off some of the paths
- Goes through residential neighborhood
- Only 40% shaded — brought our dog and weren’t impressed

mountain biking
1 month ago

Beautiful views!

Feel like this is more of an easy, than moderate. All paved which isn’t ideal to me but would be good with bikes.

walking
1 month ago

Nice suburban walking trail. There is NO shade so on hot day be sure and bring water for you and your pup.

Nice paved trail. We went early in the morning before the heat and it looks like before the bikes. Mostly walkers/runners and lots of dogs being walked. We only did a couple miles starting at Meandering trail and plan to finish another day.

Nice hike, lots of bike traffic. Will be back for sure!!

I’ve lived in the area for years but finally tried out this trail. I enjoyed it and will visit again. Not busy and people I ran across were friendly.

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail, great for walking with the family or a nice run.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail, sad to see All the new home development on the south side. Still see all the great wildlife; bobcats, coyotes, armadillo & really green snakes. 

Nice trails, clean, lots of shade.

Loved it!

trail running
1 month ago

Absolutely love these trails. It’s a great mix of level running ground, some mild switch backs, some sandy portions, and some more technical rocky sections. No huge hills or climbs.

Tons of mountain bikers if weather is nice so DO NOT wear headphones. I choose to run counter clockwise along with bikers bc while running I feel I have more of a warning. If I was walking/hiking, I’d go clockwise opposite of bikers.

A few water spigots at major breakpoints but take plenty of water with you as you’re pretty isolated most of the time.

The best part is that it’s not a true out and back since there are the east and west trails. Sometimes they merge, but it’s nice to go out 5 miles, turn come back on a different trail 5 miles to get in 10 (or easily more).

Considering what's immediately around the area, this trail is a hidden gem. Great for running, fishing and I notice a lot of birding as I pass through. A nice reprieve from the hot Texas sun.

hiking
1 month ago

To prepare for our September hiking vacation, we hike portions of this trail 3 times per week. It can't prepare us for the altitude in the mountains, but it does help build our stamina, especially in the Texas summer heat. Probably the best hiking/biking trail in DFW. If you start at Rockledge Park on east end or Twin Coves Park on the west end, be prepared for a fee. If you start at the main Murrell Park entrance at the end of Simmons Road, or the old Murrell Park entrance at the end of N. Park Drive, there's no fee.
There are one way signs for bike traffic that goes counter-clockwise. For safety reasons, DORBA.org (who maintains the trail) recommends that hikers go clockwise so they can see oncoming bikes. This is important, because although hikers have the right of way, bikers rarely yield to hikers and you'll be jumping out of the way. A few years ago, I hiked counter-clockwise with the bike traffic and got run over from behind. That's why DORBA.org and the Army Corps of Engineers recommend walking against the bike traffic. Nice views of the lake on the some portions.

on Bear Creek Trail

1 month ago

Nice little stroll trail.

mountain biking
1 month ago

beautiful trail. Smooth ride.

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