Explore the most popular trails near Grapevine with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail, though about a mile up from the southern trailhead there was a small bridge that was washed out and mostly under water. Finding a way around it was a challenge. There was a moderate amount of hiker traffic today and very few bikes. A good deal of trash near the trail, mostly washed up from the lake.

We paid $5 when we came in at Rockledge Park, and saw signs warning that the park closed at sundown. We got a late start and only made it a few miles up the trail before we turned back to make sure we were out by sundown. Several times we took a wrong turn and ended up at a dead end at someone's back yard.

The attendant was happy to see our dog and he gave him a treat on the way in.

trail running
1 month ago

Best trail system around, hands down.

Trail status dorba.org 
Please do not ride trail when closed on that site. Riding wet or muddy trails ruts the trail making it difficult to repair and can create dangerous conditions for users. Please follow appropriate direction arrows for biking or walking/running. Most of trail they are OPPOSITE for SAFETY reasons. Dog leashes are the law.

To all of the hikers who think this trail would be better without all of the mountain bikers, this trail wouldn't exist if not for the bikers. DORBA (Dallas Off Road Bike Association) created and maintains the trail. Thank the bikers as they pass you for providing such a gem in the DFW metroplex.

hiking
2 months ago

This is my new go-to trail with my dog. Free to get in during the day at the Murrell Park entrance. I would consider this a mountain biking trail that allows hikers. Lots of bikes! Make sure you don’t have headphones in so you can hear the bikers coming up behind you. Everyone has been very friendly when passing and let you know how many are behind them and when it’s clear to keep walking. Definitely worth exploring!
The trail is narrow and one way with spots to turn around if you don’t want to do the whole loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, will definitely be back. Happened upon this one because the first trail we went to was closed. Bike traffic, but nothing bad, all bikers were courteous. Walked about 7 miles of the trails today, will more than likely go back next weekend and do a different portion.

Watch out for bikers but a good trail overall

hiking
2 months ago

Great trails, not difficult but still had elevation. Beautiful scenery all around!!

trail running
3 months ago

Ran 5 this am and started at the soccer fields where there are nice bathrooms!!!!
Took the scenic bike , running path , although there are marked trails in sand or gravel . Did and out and back . Very nice rolling hills . Several runners out . Water fountains and much to my surprise running group had water and sports drink . Would highly recommend this place !

mountain biking
3 months ago

Awesome trail for mountain biking! . Will definitely keep let you know how good a shape your cardio is in!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome place to get a glimpse of what the woods can bring. Peace and quiet. Love the trails and scenery. Be on the watch out for the bikers!

Follow the bike trail and good little hike

hiking
3 months ago

Took my dog and we hiked this trail for the first time! Great trails! Went during the week and just a few mountain bikers. I suggest not to wear headphones so you can hear when they alert you. They were polite and moving fast!

trail running
4 months ago

I’ve only run here once during the Rockledge Rumble trail race, but it was my favorite trail run so far. Excellent trail. Loved the mix of terrain and thought it was fairly technical for the area. Definitely recommend it.

mountain biking
4 months ago

It was great trail

Soft sand through 70% of it. Marking it hard to get footing. Poorly marked but trails are obvious and you never lose cell signal so not an issue.
On the plus side it’s very quiet. Trail is only for hikers and horses. Saw one person the whole time on a Sunday morning. The super soft sand made this a not return for me ALTHOUGH I might return to lay on of 3 beaches on the shores of the lake that are nice and sandy.

loved the beachy parts. the off the beaten path trails are the best if you want to be physically challenged, but just moderately. view of the lake is beautiful.

Beautiful find in the middle of suburbia. Not a fan of suburbia, so this is a gem to me.

Nice hike, lots of bike traffic. Will be back for sure!!

Nice trails, clean, lots of shade.

trail running
5 months ago

Absolutely love these trails. It’s a great mix of level running ground, some mild switch backs, some sandy portions, and some more technical rocky sections. No huge hills or climbs.

Tons of mountain bikers if weather is nice so DO NOT wear headphones. I choose to run counter clockwise along with bikers bc while running I feel I have more of a warning. If I was walking/hiking, I’d go clockwise opposite of bikers.

A few water spigots at major breakpoints but take plenty of water with you as you’re pretty isolated most of the time.

The best part is that it’s not a true out and back since there are the east and west trails. Sometimes they merge, but it’s nice to go out 5 miles, turn come back on a different trail 5 miles to get in 10 (or easily more).

hiking
5 months ago

To prepare for our September hiking vacation, we hike portions of this trail 3 times per week. It can't prepare us for the altitude in the mountains, but it does help build our stamina, especially in the Texas summer heat. Probably the best hiking/biking trail in DFW. If you start at Rockledge Park on east end or Twin Coves Park on the west end, be prepared for a fee. If you start at the main Murrell Park entrance at the end of Simmons Road, or the old Murrell Park entrance at the end of N. Park Drive, there's no fee.
There are one way signs for bike traffic that goes counter-clockwise. For safety reasons, DORBA.org (who maintains the trail) recommends that hikers go clockwise so they can see oncoming bikes. This is important, because although hikers have the right of way, bikers rarely yield to hikers and you'll be jumping out of the way. A few years ago, I hiked counter-clockwise with the bike traffic and got run over from behind. That's why DORBA.org and the Army Corps of Engineers recommend walking against the bike traffic. Nice views of the lake on the some portions.

Took 4, 10 year olds on a Tuesday morning/afternoon. The beach area was super clean, the water was clean, and warm. Not very many people. Loved it!

hiking
5 months ago

Plan on going back soon. Sandy surface with great views of the lake.

hiking
5 months ago

Tons of bike traffic, good trail overall.

Great trails! Crosses the pavement a few times but nice views. Took kiddos 5 & 7 years and the fur baby. Will definitely bring clients to train!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Solid trail for beginners to experts

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