Cotton Belt is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Richland Hills, Texas that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.6 miles Elevation Gain: 423 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

partially paved

rails trails

views

no shade

road biking
1 month ago

Easy trail, smooth concert. There was one 3-4ft section where they are patching the concrete, but it was still smooth enough for my road bike. My only complaint is that this trail follows the rail road track and there are several spots were you have to stop and cross the road. But other than that, this trail is great! Great, safe, free parking here: 32°51'12.0"N 97°14'17.6"W https://goo.gl/maps/ebxsx2RNo6vay7X17 Right by the Texpress Car Wash in North Richland Hills

road biking
3 months ago

Super easy ride. Not a lot of traffic. I really enjoyed it.

running
4 months ago

100% concrete. Ran the whole thing and it was right at 22 miles. Road crossings are easy and well established. Nice trail.

Love this trail! It has benches, water fountains, trees and then some!

hiking
5 months ago

I’m an idiot lol I couldn’t find the where it started I took an Uber and the destination was in the side of the road so only 1 star on my ignorance

hiking
7 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised at this trail. It is an easy hike (albeit a little lengthy). There isn't much scenery besides the occasional TEXRail and the Grapevine Vintage Railway train. The paths between intersections are quite and you'll see plenty of birds. There wasn't much traffic on this trail either. I look forward to seeing the rest of the trail at a later date.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Walked this plus down to Grapevine High School. Easy to walk. Looks like s great bike trail.

10 months ago

Amazing trail which also connects to multiple other trails.

hiking
washed out
11 months ago

Thanks cfc

hiking
Sun Dec 24 2017

I started from the North end and there was plenty of nice scenery. On one side is the back of some very nice homes and the other is the Cotton Belt bordered by some trees and the usual brush common to this area.This concrete trail was exactly what I was looking for.

mountain biking
Sun Nov 05 2017

Nice Fall ride!

road biking
Mon Oct 30 2017

Hit this trail today with buddies. Easy ride for most part. Few major road crossings, but overall a good experience. Appreciate the fact that it’s close to where I live and easy access.

Mon Oct 03 2016

i rode this trail last sunday did not like the bridges, very rough. did not like the R/R crossing too many major streets to cross

Fri Sep 23 2016

Very easy bike trail but quite a few busy streets to cross if you want to end to end. Weekends obviously busier with lots of dog walkers, families with young cyclists that haven't been properly educated on trail rules. Easy, relaxing ride for all.

Mon Jul 25 2016

good, straight, clean, well protected at major and minor road crossing. summer, trees form a barrier, on a half segment, cooling shade and southerly strong winds.

road biking
Sat Jun 04 2016

Nice ride today. It was good to have a long trail and get some miles in. The scenery is interesting as you are entertained by local front lawn decor. The creeks and trees are pretty too. Only reason I would rate it as such is because of the amount of road crossings. Too many for my taste. I'll probably be back if I need a break from my normal trails.

road biking
Sat Apr 02 2016

Fun in town bike ride

road biking
Mon Feb 01 2016

I've ridden this from the trailhead near Hwy 820 to Grapevine lake there is only a small area where you have to leave the trail but they are in the process of building a park linking the trails through that area.

running
Sat Jan 04 2014

The trail is now linked to the Cottonbelt trail in Colleyville, making it a long trail. I have run 8 miles without reaching the end. It is a wonderful trail. There are a couple of large intersections but for the most part, there is little stopping. There is a soccer center in Colleyville with restrooms and good water fountains in case you run out of water. In the NRHs area, there are longer more open stretches with pretty scenery.

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