Trails of Flower Mound is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Flower Mound, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Flower Mound maintains more than 680 acres of parkland. This includes multipurpose trails that link together parks, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses and two miles of equestrian trails. There are nine miles of equestrian trails and 14 miles of unpaved hike and bike trails for public use within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park property along the northern shores of Grapevine Lake. Many of Flower Mound's neighborhood parks offer a variety of playgrounds, covered picnic shelters, cooking grills, park benches, and basketball play pads. Residents also enjoy numerous youth and adult baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields, and public tennis courts. Flower Mound is located within the Trinity River Basin and mainly within the Eastern Cross Timbers natural subregion of Texas, with small areas also extending into the Blackland and Grand Prairie regions. The Eastern Cross Timbers region consists of level to rolling terrain with creeks meandering through dense woodlands of post oak, blackjack oak, cedar elm, hickory trees, and a variety of brush and grass species.
~ Edan's Trailing Adventure Review ~
My husband and I try one new trail a weekend, below are our thoughts about Purple Coneflower / Flowermound Trail:
Ease of Location: ** 2 Stars; Directional map within All Trails app doesnt take you to the entrance. The best thing to do is analyze the trail map via the below link and set your GPS to the surrounding park of your choice.
Trail: *** 3 Stars; the trail itself is paved and wide enough for a couple to comfortably take its path. Although some app users tagged this particular trail as hiking appropriate, we didnt see any dirt trails or hiking opportunitues. The path, however, is kept very clean and marked with hip-height wooden posts that say "Purplecone Flower Trail"
Fun: ** 2 Stars; The trail is 8 miles long and we only walked a 4 mile section, however there's nothing much to see other than the back of a school and the back of people's houses. We did pass a very cute pond with LOTS of turtles, other than that it was 4 miles of nothing particularly special.
Special Tip ~ Not a good trail for listening to headphones. There's a lot bicycle riders on this trail of all ages. From adults riding for exercise to groups of neighborhood children whizzing by. Some people announce themselves as they pass but most don't. Unless you want to get run-over, best not to wear anything that would inhibit hearing what's around you.
flat and paved. easy to walk with no traffic