Horseshoe Trail

Grapevine, Texas

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This is a sweet little neighborhood trail that the locals use for everything you might imagine: dog walking, jogging, hiking, biking. It’s nestled between a tributary to Grapevine Lake and a housing development, and it gets plenty of traffic. The really weird part is that in spite of the name, they don’t allow horses. Not that I have a problem with that, though; I love all animals up to and including expert-class racers. It just seems ironic to me, somehow. Horseshoe is someplace you can take a kid—or some other beginning life form of mountain biking protoplasm—to learn to love riding. The sand here can be slippery and tricky, but none of the trail is extreme. There are places to practice your skills just the same, in spite of what I just said. This is sort of a little bit of BMX, with some mountain biking poured around the edges for garnish. A single-speed bike, if you’re into that, would be right at home here. A cross bike would not be out of the question, but this is definitely a mountain bike trail. I use my gears, but I ride my rigid Breezer here most times. You don’t need suspension on this trail.

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"This is a sweet little neighborhood trail that the locals use for everything you might imagine: dog walking, jogging, hiking, biking. It’s nestled between a tributary to Grapevine Lake and a housing development, and it gets plenty of traffic. The really weird part is that in spite of the name, they don’t allow horses. Not that I have a problem with that, though; I love all animals up to and including expert-class racers. It just seems ironic to me, somehow. Horseshoe is someplace you can take a kid—or some other beginning life form of mountain biking protoplasm—to learn to love riding.

The sand here can be slippery and tricky, but none of the trail is extreme. There are places to practice your skills just the same, in spite of what I just said. This is sort of a little bit of BMX, with some mountain biking poured around the edges for garnish. A single-speed bike, if you’re into that, would be right at home here. A cross bike would not be out of the question, but this is definitely a mountain bike trail. I use my gears, but I ride my rigid Breezer here most times. You don’t need suspension on this trail."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Grapevine
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Your-round
Local Contacts: Grapevine Parks and Recreation
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Trail

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10/8/2000
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Much more than 6 miles here. Almost all single track. Mostly easy, but loop west of "Old Henderson Road" has some climbs and a few rocks, etc. Very uncrowded.



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May 2018