Explore the most popular trails in Pilot Knoll Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and wide trafficked walking trail. Nice views of creek at points. Would make a good trail for some jogging.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of trash

hiking
3 months ago

Mostly wooded, sandy. Great for a quick pace. Lots of trash!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was in pretty good shape didn’t get to do the whole trail as it was starting to rain fall colors are starting

hiking
3 months ago

Some forks that where unmarked but was a great trail would definitely go again with my puppy!

hiking
3 months ago

T’was a fun trail. Made it to the lake and back. There was a LOT of sand, as is necessary for an equestrian trail. But it was difficult to hike through on foot in some places, as the sand was super deep. Would not consider it to be stroller friendly in those sandy spots.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

Lots of forks that are not marked but it was nice to walk next to the water at some parts.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice shaded!

hiking
5 months ago

went for hiking. Started early at 4:00 AM. we lost track at the start, as it was complete dark at 4;30 AM. My suggestion for everyone is not to start that early and if you do start, do not miss the map. Follow the map. lot of spider webs on the way.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
over grown
6 months ago

Great but definitely needs maintenance and cleanup

hiking
over grown
washed out
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Hiking the trail right now. Pleasantly surprised to see elevated, dry side-trails the horseback riders have made around flooded and muddy areas. This makes the trail easy to follow on foot dispite the conditions. Seeing and hearing lots of birds, but otherwise no other wildlife.

hiking
Mon Jan 21 2019

Very confusing

on Pilot Knoll Trail

walking
Tue Jan 01 2019

This is not a enjoyable trail in any way. It's trashy, it's gross. There's too many other hiking trails to even think about coming back to this one. I worried about the safety of my dogs because of all the trash that on this trail.

running
Mon Sep 03 2018

Good low volume trail.

hiking
Wed Apr 11 2018

Agree with other reviewers... Very nice trails except for a bit of trash, some houses, and some road noise. But, overall quite nice. Not crowded during the week at least. I would describe it as very flat, but there are additional trails beyond what’s shown here so it’s great if you are looking for a long hike.

hiking
Sat Mar 17 2018

Nice trail. Lake on one side. Occasional houses on the other. Nice easy going. Wouldn’t do if it rained; it looks like it gets pretty mucky. Not many people on trail with us.

hiking
Sun Feb 18 2018

this trail is pretty nice. you can almost double the length if you do the additional section (not shown on this map, but marked at a trail map). Pros: fairly even most of the way, lots of trees and woods, fishing spots on hickory creek, nice little ups and downs, wide enough trail, lots of off trail meandering places. Cons: even after a light rain, trails get pretty muddy. black gumbo + red clay makes most of the trail messy esp after rain showers. loved sharing the trail with horses, but they muck up the trail pretty badly if it's wet. there's a good amount of trash along the way (big trash too, like rusted out metal pieces) which isn't as nice. about 1/3 of the trail is backing up to houses, which isn't my favorite, and a lot of city noises. still, overall, a nice trail for inside the city wandering!

Sun Feb 04 2018

A great length trail in the Denton area! Usually pretty quiet and shaded. The scenery is pretty consistent as woods for a while but the ends of the trail have beautiful views of the lake!

Nice and easy trail. Saw several others out enjoying the trail. Easy hiking/ walking paths.

Nice simple hicking trail. We saw several animals and birds. Parts of trail could use some grooming, deep ruts and a tree has fallen across part of trail. Over all it was pleasant. Easy walking.

running
Mon Jan 29 2018

beautiful for trail running. I was a dumb and went right after lunch on a Sunday, so there were tons of people. the only complaint I had were people smoking cigarettes on the trail which was unpleasant, and people taking up the whole trail when they see someone running towards them. but no complaints about the actual trail. really pretty, some nice quick hills, clearly marked.

hiking
Thu Nov 30 2017

Beautiful lake and view. Number of friendly horseback riders.

Nice easy hike!

running
Thu Jul 20 2017

Pilot Knoll / Hickory Creek is a really beautiful hike/bike path. If you like dragon flies you’ll love this trail. There are bunches! While most of the standard route is fairly stress-free to navigate, there are portions that will prove challenging. Steep uphill climbs, rocky terrain, and some spots with deep ruts from weathering, run-off and mountain bikes makes the roughly 6-mile in-and-out course less-than-routine. It’s no walk in the park. Add heat and humidity like today and it’s a good work-out and far from easy... A word of caution: the underpass was almost unnavigable - even a week or so after a rain event, the mud was so deep and so heavy it was almost impossible to get through. Take the path that leads up and over instead of crossing if you see mud...

Wed Jun 21 2017

Started out from the trailhead at Old Alton Road. There was only one little piece far in that was muddy, mostly easily walked around. However, the underpass was flooded and marked the end of my hike.

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