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flooded
muddy
1 day ago

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Muddy in some spots. The place where you can cross the creek was flooded. If you are brave enough to cross a ten foot log, you could get to the other side.

hiking
2 days ago

First time, wasn’t sure of the path. At about 1.5 miles in I think you are supposed to cross a creek.. pretty wild and deep due to recent rains, so we turned around early.

hiking
flooded
muddy
off trail
4 days ago

My kids and I are very familiar with this park, but we didn’t know about this trail. That’s in part because the western side of it, and a little to the north (where the parking lot is) isn’t really a trail at all. That part of it, while indicated on the map, isn’t marked as a trail, and in fact runs partly through the game area of a soccer field. We decided to walk it about two days after some rain storms had come through, and it was muddy in most areas and completely flooded over in others. Definitely a dry-weather-only trail.

No Shade, but an awesome trail for duck viewing as there are multiple ponds along the route. If you combine the paved portion with the unpaved portion near the playground, you get about 2 miles out of the trail.

This trail is a great starter trail or one to use on a slow day. There is no elevation change and maybe 1/3 of the trail is off paved sidewalk. It's a good one for a family stroll, but bring sun screen! There is no shade on this trail.

Nice, easy gravel trail. You can start from either HWY 428 or 455. As other reviews have said, south of HWY 428 remains closed. It’s nice and wide so bikers and hikers can share the path. Goes for 4 miles, first mile coming from the north is tree covered, but the other 3 miles has no shade, running along fields with livestock—nice to see while on the trail. There’s an equestrian trail on the east side of the river but it was closed.

hiking
bridge out
19 days ago

It was the perfect day to walk the trail. No mud. No bugs. Not hot. Not cold. I read several reviews saying there was litter everywhere. They must have just done a big cleanup. There were piles of litter up by the trailhead trash can so the trail looked really clean for the most part. It is a shame that all the structures and signs have graffiti. I know they make products to remove it. I wish the city would clean it or permit a scout troop or to clean it up. I know eventually it will come back but with diligence I think it would look better than it does now.

walking
21 days ago

great weather to walk. a few horse piles and lots of horseshoe Mark's but otherwise great. Water level crossings g creek good enough to cross but you must be foot steady. would be great if a rope can be strung across to help.

I’m new to hiking in Denton and this was a nice trail to start off with. It was quiet and most of the trails seemed to be well maintained. I did take a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in a residential area, so half of my hike ended up being an urban hike. I will definitely be going back.

One of the best rail to trail paths I've been on. Met friendly people and one person rode with us for half the ride. About intersections, they are well marked and waits were short. Surface is best of all. Smooth cement all the way. If there were 6 stars I would have made it 6 stars. Been on 6 states of rail trails, this was one of the best so far. Jerry

The trail meanders the forest for the most part. Your feet will be on earth all the time - no concrete. Both sides of the trail is wild enough to entertain hikers. A tiny section has no cellular signal but the trail is obvious enough so you won’t get lost. The restroom, though, is just one United portable unit at trail entrance.

Beautiful trail, but not maintained well at all. You currently can’t complete the hike because part of the trail is completely under water with no way around. It’s rather disappointing that it’s so poorly maintained, because it has the potential of being a pretty great hike.

Nice pretty flat trail. A couple trails were closed due to rain and water.

hiking
private property
2 months ago

Very flat and easy. Can be muddy after recent rain.

The trails are nice and shaded for the most part but things were a little muddy and a few spots you had to jump over water.

hiking
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

Trail wasn’t bad. A lot of graffiti at the entrance and some trash. Very quiet, pokes along the side of a grazing field for animals at one point. We went a day after some soaking rain and it was very muddy. The creek and stone walkway pictured was flooded over, so we didn’t cross. Probably could have but chose to turn back at that point. Easy and flat.

Good for running. Keep an eye (and ear) out for pigs.

Nice now! Nice wetland watering views, Easy walking.not muddy now, Mostly shaded trails. Wide trails. Saw a one inch diameter snake sliding away in front of my path. Not overgrown, seems just been cut down. It’s time.

bike touring
3 months ago

The southern park is still closed but from the lot on 428 you can still head north the 4 miles or so to the lake. The double tire track is basically flat, crushed gravel so bumpy if you don't have shocks, and passes through lovely clear areas, dotted with round hay bales this time of year. Lots of hawks hunting overhead but few people. There is a big branch down across the path in the wooded section near the lake but you can walk your bike around it. Really a lovely ride or run in this weather. Be sure to bring cash to pay the fee.

mountain biking
scramble
3 months ago

Great trail for what it is. It needs better signage. Only thing to show routes are painted green and blue dots which overlap at times. Green trail is definitely more of a beginner trail and blue is a little harder. A bunch of loops and circles to make the trail appear longer but when it’s not grown in you can definitely get confused.

hiking
3 months ago

too much trash and graffiti.

hiking
bugs
over grown
private property
washed out
3 months ago

Lots of trash. Big spiderwebs and high brush. The trail keeps going beyond the bridge. Turned around at five miles. It runs along the road so there are warehouses, road, and houses along a good part of the trail. The bridge is cool though and has a history marker.

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