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Knob Hill Trail

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Knob Hill Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Roanoke, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

The trail often closes when it becomes too muddy, or conditions otherwise prevent use. Please check local status reports for up to date trail accessibility.

hiking
muddy
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Half of the trail was closed so I couldn’t do the whole track but other wise a good trail

1 month ago

trail was great and dry today. good moderate trail. first time hiking it and will definitely go back.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Unfortunately still unbearably muddy; we weren’t able to make it all the way due to the flooding. However, still a great trail up until that point. We lost the sound of the highway and felt fully submerged in the forest. Cute signage, lots of different terrain—overall pretty impressive.

hiking
bridge out
closed
muddy
washed out
3 months ago

This is a 3 star trail that gets an extra star for being in the Metroplex. I walked it when it was "closed." However, it was passable with ankle-high boots. There were several very muddy sections and areas with ~5 inches or so of water. It gets remote enough to let civilization fall away, a major plus for me. The terrain is overall peaceful and pretty. I saw a number of animal tracks, but no land animals except squirrels. There were a variety of birds. There were no biting bugs on the February day I walked it, although it clearly will be their type of environment in a few months. There is an additional ~3 mile loop at the northeast extent of the trail that I did not walk. The real downside to the trail is the significant trash around it.

hiking
closed
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
washed out
4 months ago

Still pretty washed out from last weeks rain but not impossible. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and gross and you’ll be fine!

hiking
4 months ago

I often visit this trail. You almost feel like you’re in real woods which is unlike a lot of urban trails. It isn’t paved and has lots of different terrain. It is so beautiful in the spring and summer with so many butterflies and flowers. Beautiful views in certain places. That being said, there is LOTS of bugs. I got a tick bite once. Bug spray is a must during the spring and summer

hiking
5 months ago

Trail still closed. Stupid clay soil

hiking
5 months ago

Tried to hike here today but trail is closed. FYI

5 months ago

I don’t think Julie road this trail 5 days ago. It is a colossal Mud Hole!! Try again in June!

6 months ago

Loved it!

6 months ago

Attempted to try this trail today. Closed...not sure why. There is a sign that says they close when muddy. Hasn’t really rained in more than a week. Forced me to give a rating to post the comment. So I went neutral.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for a easy hike. However, I can’t understate the level of biblical swarms of mosquitos that accompany this entire trail. Unless it is below 50 degrees or windy you may not want to attempt this hike. We kept to a forced march pace and were still harassed constantly. Yes we were wearing long sleeves and covered in deet. We saw several deer and a herd of hogs on our Saturday morning trek.

hiking
7 months ago

Love this place. It's right off of Denton Hwy so be careful or you'll miss the entrance. Not suitable for strollers or young children. Make sure you bring bug spray! I was being attacked my mosquitoes constantly. I had my dog with me and he loved it. Some parts are a little tricky, but its also a bit muddy right now.

trail running
8 months ago

The first 3 miles of this trail are beautiful and amazing. The farther in you go, the less maintained it is. The super tall grass on either side has fallen in many places and the trail is often obscured by fallen branches and such. I also got a tick bite on this trail. Nothing against the trail there, just be vigilant! Also around mile 4 ish there is so much trash! Everything from trash bags to tires to an old refrigerator.

hiking
8 months ago

Really like this trail. Lots of trees and shade which is awesome in the summertime.

mountain biking
9 months 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
10 months 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.

hiking
10 months 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.

hiking
11 months ago

Love it! I usually do the 12.5 mile loop. If you’re a beginner- intermediate hiker/mountain biker/ trail runner you’ll enjoy it. Be prepared though, going out is fairly simple, but it gets more difficult on the return trip. Also there are no service roads leading into the trail, and no facilities on it. So no restrooms, water points, or access for emergency vehicles. So bring everything you’re gonna need for the distance you want to travel.

nature trips
11 months ago

Hiked 5 miles of this trail starting at the Dunhan Road entrance and was decently pleased with the outing. Trail was shaded by trees off and on but there are a few spots that turns where there is tall vegetation that isn’t necessarily the prettiest to look at. Only wildlife was a couple of squirrels and butterflies. Definitely plenty of bikers on this one, need to be wary of when they come up behind you. Not impressed but not dissatisfied.

mountain biking
11 months ago

It was ok. Course was very easy. A lot of overgrown vegetation. I always visit this spot once in a blue moon and it’s decent for the distance, but not challenging enough. I took my girl with me and she had no issues on the trail and she’s been riding for two weeks now.

mountain biking
11 months ago

The trail was much longer that 10.6 miles. According to my gps watch it was 12.4Miles. Anyway..quite nice and easy trail to ride. But the weather was very how. I was riding with my two boys 12 and 14 . It was almost too much with heat and length combined. But they are tuff kids already:)

mountain biking
11 months ago

nice trail

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Love the trail. It connects to Crosstimbers at Dunham Rd. I’ve done the trail many times, but encountered a full size copperhead sunning himself in the middle of the trail in loop 3 this morning. Not pleasant. Be careful!

hiking
Saturday, May 12, 2018

6 mile hike, kick my 54 year old butt. My first moderate rated trail and it was great. There are loads of up and down inclines. Wildflowers blooming now. Got a good piece of advice from a cyclist to go the opposite direction of the trail, especially first time, able to see the trail bikes coming.

Sunday, May 06, 2018

so many trailheads to choose from, this one of my go to trails in the area.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Trail is a total of 12 mile loop but has short cuts to make for short distances if needed. Runners watch out for bikers. Great trail!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Love it.

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