Cross Timbers Equestrian Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Cross Timbers Equestrian Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Flower Mound, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

lake

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wild flowers

wildlife

An easy trail with gentle slopes and some creek crossings. Bridges and exposed concrete may spook unaccustomed horses. Beginning section of the trail is shared with mountain bikers. This trail traverses the prairies at the lake's northwest corner. From early spring through late summer, wildflowers abound, while during the fall, migrating birds and waterfowl can be seen on the upper end of the lake. Open with some wooded stretches. Occasional thorn trees near trail, so be aware. Flooded conditions may result in bogs and quick sand along lake shore.

walking
2 months ago

We really enjoyed this hike. There was just enough ups and downs to keep it interesting and not super hard. Very peaceful area! There were bikers and other hikers/walkers but definitely not crowded. We'll be back.

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3 months ago

Wow! This is a quiet, beautiful place to hike, mountain bike and horseback ride. And it seems that since it is a little hidden and off the beaten path somewhat, not that many people know it exists. The Town of Flower Mound built a paved road to it (though you go from paved to gravel coming off of Dunham Rd before getting to the paved park section) and a decent size parking area loop - with room for horse trailer vehicles to pull in and through when parking. There are many loops there - some for horses & hikers only, others for mountain bikers and hikers only. Just after starting out you have a split trail option to go to the southwest to connect into the east end of the Knob Hills Trail system or to the west/southwest to go down under the neighborhoods off Pocahontas and behind Chimney Rock and eventually all the way along the north shores of Lake Grapevine to the south end of High Road. Moderate terrain that is fairly easy. A few up & down elevation changes starting out but then flatter and easier when getting to the sections along the lake. The mix of woods to open areas on the eastern section we walked on this trip is about 35% woods to 65% open areas. The evening views of the sunset along the water is gorgeous! Will be back to hike & explore more of the trails in the future for sure!!

4 months ago

This is a natural trail (no paved sidewalk). I suggest to spray bug spray on you before going. It felt like a camping trail. It is a difficult trail; there are many hills. I went hiking and loved it!

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