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

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

over grown

rocky

mountain biking
10 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
21 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.

hiking
27 days 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

nice trail

hiking
2 months ago

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
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

Love it.

hiking
4 months ago

Great place for hiking, its lengthy but worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a very nice hike, but you can only make it about 3+ miles in before it’s flooded. Still, to do a 6 mile in and out, it is definitely worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Love to go hiking with my dog here. We try our hardest to stay out of the bike paths because there are always a bunch of them there. It can be unavoidable at times, but everyone is pretty friendly. I love the challenging spots here!

trail running
4 months ago

Plenty of twists, turns and hills to keep the many miles interesting. The terrain and views change throughout, and even runs alongside a large creek for a while. This trail is really a hidden gem in the north Fort Worth area.

4 months ago

A pretty good challenge for a hiker. it was pretty muddy about 3 miles in and either path going forward was impassable. I think there must be an offroad motorcycle course nearby which took away a bit of the serenity. If you are tasty, bring some skeeter spray because they were out in force.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail to hike with a family and dogs!

5 months ago

A good days run with excellent challenges.

hiking
6 months ago

This is always an enjoyable trail to hike, several places to turnaround to cut a few miles off, or enjoy the entire 10+ miles.

hiking
6 months ago

I love bringing my dog here. Everyone we pass is so friendly, but we also don’t pass people too often so you get that nice and quiet, relaxing hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Only hiked the first 2 loops today before turning around because I was short on time. But I’ll definitely be back. The hills were fun!

hiking
7 months ago

Loop 3 was a bit wet along the section that follows the water, but otherwise the trail is in great shape and the weather was perfect.

7 months ago

Great trail and love that it is a full 12 miles. We need to start a round up to pick trash up along this trail. Despite some trash it is a great trail and have ran it several times. Enjoy the 6 miles up and 6 miles back. Its awesome

7 months ago

Kind of a rush. Keeps you going. Hiked from end to end and back in 2.5 hours. Lots of steep hills so you're forced to run down them.

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

Had a blast fun and technical

hiking
9 months ago

Trail in great shape despite the recent rain.

9 months ago

Great trail. Seems like it goes forever. Secluded and very peaceful.

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