Northshore Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This is Mecca, the trail people think of when they talk about north Texas. Most folks just call it Lake Grapevine, but there are two other nice trails on Grapevine Lake. Still, this is the only trail some local riders have ever seen. This place has just about everything. The eastern area, from the dam to Little Pete’s, is sandy and loose in most places.
There are a few easy sections along the lake where you might think the riding is easy. There are some climbs, and there’s even a mile or so of pavement you have to use, which created the popular conception that this is the easy end. Only short stretches of the “easy side” could in a pinch be considered beginner level. Parts of the “easy side” are butt-crunchers; not as extreme as you can find here, but enough to make most people breathe hard. And some cry like a little girl. Waaah. The western parts, from Little Pete’s over to Twin Coves Park, are pretty darn serious. Soft sand, ankle-deep and powdery, mixed in with rock gardens of exposed sandstone."