Knob Hill Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The hike heads up and down rocky hills through a shrubby forest and over a couple of knobby bridges before coming to an overlook of a small creek, which is dry if there hasn’t been any recent rain. The narrow trail is shared with mountain bikers, who are challenged by the sharp turns and some of the steep slopes here. Prickly pear cacti line the trail in many sections, adding to the degree of difficulty.It’s easy to drive past the small parking lot, which holds only six or so cars or a couple of horse trailers, but this trail is growing in popularity as hikers look for a more secluded option to the busy North Shore Trail where mountain bikers crowd the trail on sunny weekends. Local horseback riders maintain the trail, and horses get the right-of-way. As on other trails where hikers meet up with horses, it’s important to say hello in a normal conversational voice as horses and their riders approach so as to not spook the horse."
--Kathryn Hopper, Best Hikes Near Dallas/Fort Worth (Falcon Guides).
"West of Grapevine Lake, this trail roughly traces Denton Creek on a pleasant trek through impressive stands of cactus and wildflowers. A bench atop a wildflower-covered hill awaits you at its end."
--Joanie Sanchez, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Dallas/ Fort Worth (Menasha Ridge Press).
"A fairly easy ride with just a few challenging spots, Knob Hill is a fun and underused trail that feels more remote than other Dallas-area rides. Though there are a few spots within the opening mile of this trail that feel like a BMX course, it levels out and offers a nice, fast, nearly traffic-free ride through a peaceful hardwood forest and along Denton and White’s Branch Creeks. Tread: Mostly singletrack, some doubletrack."
--Christopher Hess, Mountain Biking Texas (Falcon Guides).
"I still love to ride out here. You get more different terrain here than in any other ride in the general area of the Metromess. From fine north Texas prairie, covered with native grasses, to sandy bottoms and clay fields, to the black gumbo along Denton Creek. In the fall the colors can be glorious, but in the summer the ragweed can just about choke the life out of this trail. I’ve often seen it over six feet tall and crowding the trail to the point that it can be a handlebar-banging misery. This is a pretty good trail for beginners because most of it is fairly easy. There are some short climbs, but nothing major. There are some long flat sections where you can fly, and there are some tight twisty bits where you can use your skills. Not exactly easy; a little more advanced than that."
--Chuck Cypert, Mountain Bike! Texas and Oklahoma (Menasha Ridge Press).
This is a great trail with some nice hills and some flat sections. Beautiful wildflowers in the spring. It is well maintained and easily accessible.
I believe this project was scrapped. ( opposition from local landowners)
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