Trail Location

880 Simmons Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75022
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Northshore Trail

Emergency Info:

  • ​Call 9-1-1
  • The nearest emergency room is Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, 4400 Long Prairie Rd, Flower Mound 75028

Trail Stewards:

  • East Loops 1-4: Dave Foster & Stacy Beynaerts
  • West Loops 5-7: Dave Foster & Neil Rosser

E-mail: [email protected]  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthshoreTrail/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshoretrail/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/TXNSTrail

Trail Conditions: The trail status is posted here AND on Northshore Trail Facebook.  TRAIL is CLOSED when MUDDY. More details on issues on the Facebook page. The US Army Corps of Engineers and DORBA Trail Steward Staff keep you updated on any status changes on this website first. E-mails are checked on a regular basis and we appreciate reports of any "trail related issues" we can help with, IE. deadfall, flooding, safety, race planning.

***Ebikes are NOT allowed on ACOE trails per ACOE regulations***

Loops 5-7 are very technical, use caution and know your ability.

Nearest City: Flower Mound, Texas

Directions
There are 5 main trailheads; Murrell Park MADD Shelter, Lakeside, Boy Scout Camping Area, Twin Coves Park, and Rockledge Park. The MADD Shelter, Lakeside and Boy Scout Camping Area Trailheads are FREE to enter, trail map and information in kiosk at MADD shelter trail head.

1. Murrell Park MADD Shelter: From FM 2499, turn west on FM 3040. Take your first left onto McKamy Creek Road. When the road ends at Simmons, turn left, keep going till you enter park. At the stop sign at the park entrance (gatehouse/guardshack), turn right, go down road 1/2 mile and turn right on Green Oaks Drive, this takes you straight to the trailhead.  MADD shelter is on Google maps, this is recommended use for directions.

2. Lakeside:  Address: Edgmere Road. From FM 2499, take Lakeside Parkway west to traffic circle, stay on Lakeside (left), to next traffic circle turn right on Edgemere Road, bike entrance, Sunset Point boardwalk (Google maps) off Edgemere Road, trail head on the right. Limited parking is on trail side of street.

3. Boy Scout Camping Area: Address: 2908 North Park Drive.  From 2499, take Lakeside Parkway west to traffic circle, turn right on Sandy Lane, turn right on Heritage Lane, Heritage turns into McPherson Lane after you cross Canongate Drive, turn right on Elmwood Drive, turn left on North Park Drive and follow the road to the trailhead parking lot.  Please do not park in front of either of the swinging gates (they have signs).

4. Twin Coves Park: Fee to enter park by vehicle  Address: Twin Coves Park Rd. (Google Maps) RV park managed by The Town of Flower Mound is now open as of 7/7/17. From FM 2499, turn west on FM 3040. Take your first left onto McKamy Creek Road. When the road ends at Simmons, turn right. Turn left on Wichita Trail. The park entrance will be on the left and minimal free parking is almost immediately on the left before officially entering pay station at park just down the road.

5. Rockledge Park: Fee to enter park by bicycle or vehicle. Rockledge park is located at Long Prairie Road, Address: 3600 Pilot Point, Grapevine, TX 76051

Type
Single Track

Distance
22.5 miles broken up into two major loops: East Loops, 1 - 4, which are 12.5 miles and the West Loops, 5 - 7.

Land Manager
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers(USACE)

Phone: (817) 865-2600

Website: www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/grapevine/

Hours
6AM-10PM

Description
The most well-known and most used trail in the entire metroplex. This is an old motorcross trail that was first used to cycle on by Tom Deans, a long-time DORBA trail steward. The trail is ONE WAY now, going counter clockwise. This trail runs between Rockledge Park and then west, past Twin Coves Park on the north shoreline of Lake Grapevine. Total of 22.5 glorious miles of multi-terrain, multi-skill-level trail. The East sdie loops 1-4 is good for intermediate riders while the West side loops 5-7 is considerably more technical. There are several "rock gardens" on this side, very technical to ride through. Watch out for hikers and other bikers speeding around bends. An average of 800 bikers visit per week, so be extra careful!!

Trail Rules
The US Army Corps of Engineers have a website with information on the lake and park information.

​Bicycles must follow directional signs and navigate the trail counter-clockwise. Runners and Hikers are encouraged to go clockwise to allow more reaction time from bicycles.  

ONE EAR BUD TRAIL: Please recognize that this is a high volume trail with many trail users. For your safety and that of all the others on the trail, please use only one earbud as you will need to hear other trail user's requests to pass.

​Rocks, roots, trees, and bushes are all part of the trail and what make it challenging. Please DO NOT REMOVE them or alter the trail in any way. Vandalism of US Army Corps Property, The Northshore Trail, is a federal offense. Please notify Trail Stewards (above) regarding any deadfall, rockslides, or changes to the trail, THANK-YOU!

  • HELMETS ARE REQUIRED

• Stay on Marked Trail
• No Alcoholic Beverages
• No Glass Containers
• Pets on Leash
• No Motorized Vehicles
• No Camping
• No Groundfires
• No Horses on Bike Trails

Facilities
• Restrooms (porta john)
• Pavilions, pinic tables and grills
• Gas/food and bicycle shops are plentiful in Flower Mound