Knob Hill Park - TRAIL

Knob Hill Park - Trail, Grapevine, Texas

This intermediate trail has lots of fun technical turns and hills, a good one to hit when you need a challenge. Some parts have the narrowest, bumpiest singletrack that you will ever come across. A great place to test out your new suspension. Beware of "Goat Killers" hill, where a number of people go over their bars. Lots of different trail surfaces and scenery make this trail a "must do" every season.

User Reviews (29)

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Alan   Weekend Warrior [Oct 19, 2015]

I figured out give an updated review of this trail since alot has changed since it was first added. Total trail length is now about 12 miles and you'll be riding through 3 different types of terrain. The first 1/3 is one way single track through some twisty woods with some fun rollers. The second 1/3 is thru flat plains which is two way so be aware of incoming riders. The final 1/3 switches back to 1 way and has you doing some climbing over loose rocks, similar to Sansom Park.

Once you loop back, it's a lil more climbing back to the flat part then finally some more climbs through the woody part, including some rooty ones.

It's much more challenging now so if you haven't ridden this trail in a while, give it a try!

Similar Products Used: Marion Sansom for a challenge, Gateway Park for something easy
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4
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4
CruJonez   Cross Country Rider [Apr 09, 2013]

We are currently revamping expanding this trail for one way traffic. While we have a lot of work to do, the trail has significantly improved. While a nearby homeowner has occasionally allowed a cow to escape, there are not cows all over the trail as suggested in other reviews. As a suggestion, if you don't like a trail feature, why not join DORBA and assist in a trail work day or work with the trail steward to improve the trail.

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3
VALUE
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2
bountainmiker   Weekend Warrior [Apr 09, 2011]

some pretty interesting parts to it but after the first little bit, it becomes very flat and not very technical. it was good for me being a beginner to learn what gear i should be in.

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3
VALUE
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3
ach   Weekend Warrior [Mar 05, 2010]

The first week without rain and a beautiful 70 degree day. I load up and head to the Knob. After I get everything on I ride to the trail head to begin my first ride of the season. It lastest all of .009 seconds. There was a sign that read "closed" and another newer sign next to it that read open to pedestrians only. My heart is broken. What a load of you know what. Does anyone know of a close by trail to ride that is worth the time. I enjoyed this one while it lasted but I guess the ride is over for Knob Hill.

Customer Service

Skip this one!!! For now...

Similar Products Used: From Oklahoma originally. Always enjoyed Roman Nose, Draper and Hefner. Wish I had more time for The Breaks. Bar H is the best around.
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3
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3
ETP2008   Weekend Warrior [Aug 02, 2009]

I agree the first mile~ish is very nice. Good creek drop and some nice railing turns. At the time I left the house north shore did not appear to be open so i went ahead and hit this up. I wouldn't have had a big problem at all if it weren't for them allowing cows on the trail. I read it was core of engineers property so who's damn cows are those? They have completely decimated the middle section of the trail. It pretty much sucks after the first mile or so. Not to say that you can't get a work out in or enjoy a nice ride but if I was forced to rate it against everything else I've seen in DFW this one is THE worst. Again if not for the cows the cows and if there were some switch backs and more technical sections I could see it being a blast. But right now it's all rutted up from cows and only the first mile and a small section in the middle give you some excitement.

Customer Service

Take 377 entrance go all the way to the end by the small pond then climb all the way up the little road and all the way up the black top road until it levels out. Turn around and come back. I did the out and back plus the black top climb at the end twice and got some exercise. I did the looping section the middle about three times. The part that goes by the little bench at the over look.

Similar Products Used: May as well drive out to JB or IDB if you live in the area they are far better trails and much more challenging as well. I would agree this is a total beginner trail.
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2
VALUE
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2
triumphrider   Cross Country Rider [Mar 03, 2009]

The cool thing about Knob Hill is the change in terrain and speed. Don't bother with the anything past the first mile or two if you are looking for full-sup/Freeride style of riding. This is a great trail for cross-country, really fast, singletrack. It starts off really rocky with some tech sections and then flat and fast and ends up with some really scenic rolling hills in pasture. Just to reiterate, this trail is fast and fun but not for adrenaline junkies. Rode on a Sunday and no problem with traffic.

Customer Service

There's only one.

Similar Products Used: North Shore
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
slammer   Weekend Warrior [May 05, 2004]

This Trail in a word is BORING!!! It starts of great, but then it takes a 4 mile nap the rest of the way. Really the only good part is a giant drop into a creek(steep hill, no air involved) and the big hill after that( Great fun because you get so much speed you can jump the rounded top of the upslope:) Then...The trail sucks!!! There might be a good hill or two, but it's not worth it. It smells like cow crap literally!!! Plus it has nothing challenging after the first mile. If you are within five miles of the trail head, ride the first mile or so till you finish the hills.

Customer Service

144 to highway 377 because they blocked off the other way.

Similar Products Used: Northshore!!! I even think Horseshoe is better than this one.
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2
VALUE
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3
alaskaniceman   Cross Country Rider [Apr 20, 2004]

I will have to put my 2 cents worth in on this one for this is the third trail in the area that I call home in the fall and spring. How can anybody call this a 4 or a 5? Dont get me wrong ... I love this trail but it is what it is. A beginner trail that is good to get in a hour long ride or taking someone who is just learning mountain biking. Can be dangerous coming back due to other riders riding as hard as you are.

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2
VALUE
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2
Christexan   Cross Country Rider [Jan 06, 2004]

This trail is perfect to relax and "get away from it all". It is NOT for tricksters or those who are looking for the hardest challenges. Starting at 377 (until I can figure out if the Pocahontas entrance actually has "safe" parking, I've gotten conflicting information from people), you start off with the most challenging part of the trail. The first mile or so has some tight turns in the woods (nearly all turns are part of climbs/descents involving rocks and roots as well), but nothing too difficult, intermediate riders should have no difficulties and beginners can easily walk their bikes up/down the couple of slopes that might intimidate. After this first mile, you leave the woods and arrive on the absolutely "boring" part of the trail... if visibility is good, open up full-bore and get some aerobics in here, it's a mildly turning ride across flood plain for about another mile or so, good for speed (but watch the blind turns, this is 2-way trail and if the reeds are taller than your line-of-sight, you are VERY likely to smack someone head-on (or run into a longhorn bull... you won't win, so watch out). Remember, hikers, joggers, and potentially angry (if you hit one) cattle always have right-of-way. After this the 3rd (mileage not accurate but for illustration purpopses) mile opens with a few twists and turns and a few trees, then a nice climb and suddenly opens up into some quite scenic vistas of rolling hills (and wildlife and plantlife)... if you are a photography buff or artist, here is where the ride gets very interesting, some amazingly gorgeous scenery in the middle of nowhere, if the season is right. This section loops back and forth, up and down the hillsides, and although the climbs are some of the longest of the trail (and longer than anything at Northshore), all are gradual enough that only a moderate effort is needed to climb them. There are some loose sections as well, particularly on off-camber spots, be careful. The last mile goes back into the trees with a couple of moderately technical sections, nothing too hard, and then you shoot out to a short open ride to an old (closed) boat ramp. (at the end of Pocahontas road) This IS the end of the bike trail, across the "road" is another trailhead, that is the equestrian trail. Last note... this trail has one additional plus... it's generally not too crowded.

Customer Service

Go in, ride, go out (there aren't any options other than a couple of corner-cutting shortcuts) A couple of technical details... There are a couple of benches (which you might miss if you take the "shortcuts" that are here and there) in the heart of the trail (the most scenic areas), but there isn't any water, bring your own!!! Also, beware the horse trails, they cross the bike trail at one point, and are very near it at the "high" bench as well... don't get confused, or you'll ride around awhile (I did my first time)... turns a 10 mile trail into much longer... :-) There is only one bike trail, it's not well marked where they cross, at some point hopefully that'll be fixed, (and the flat fast section has hoof prints... you are on the right trail though, those are cattle tracks, not horse tracks)

Similar Products Used: Northshore (get your rock climbing/descending practice), Rowlett Creek (not really the "same area")... for tree-dodging (I've heard (and seen video) that Johnson Branch is even twistier, but haven't made it there myself yet. Any trail, get out and ride! (Or better, go to a trail workday, THEN ride) :-)
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4
VALUE
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4
AlaskanSpider   Cross Country Rider [Jan 05, 2004]

So here's the scoop about Knob Hills. This trail has alot of diversity. Twisty turny uphills and three large ditch like thingies color the first mile and a half. After this let the horses loss because it's time to turn it on. At the other end of the trail (about last mile or so) it gets kinda tricky curvy techish. And then Whammo! Your at the end.....but wait! It's time to go back! This is important because all the upsie dosie things are all backwards and different. Great trail to learn clips or learn beginning type technical stuff & and then a good dose of FAST. I like FAST because of the cardio work out and such. Please be careful because trail is out and back.

Customer Service

Route 377. .7 miles south of 1171

Similar Products Used: Isle D'boise Johnson's branch
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
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