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Knob Hill Park

Average Rating:    (3.1 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 29

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.
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Latitude
33.041334817873235
Longitude
-97.20806121826172
Trail Directions
Off of hwy 377, northeast of hwy 114, southwest of FM 1171. Go .4 miles southwest of FM 1171 you will see a parking lot on the south side of the highway, near a bridge that goes over a Park in that small lot, and you will see the trail head.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Grapevine
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Review Date
October 19, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Alan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Marion Sansom for a challenge, Gateway Park for something easy



Comments
Cleared2land (10/21/2015)
For this trail to garner this rating (4 out of 5) indicates that the person that rated this trail has very limited experience on any other trails.

I don't agree (even closely) to the rating for Knob Hill. Overall rating might be a 3, but most likely a 2. Technical difficulty maybe a 3 for a beginner, a 2 for anyone that has ridden anywhere else in Texas.

Lot's of off-camber trails that could be a pretty good trail if some bench cutting were performed. That's going to require lots of volunteers because there's lots of off-camber trail here. And plenty of it is loose stuff.

The turn around at the end it not marked well and many new comers end up on some horse trails that are not pert of the Knob Hill trail. In fact, there are plenty of confusing trail paths that always confuse new riders.

I've ridden here plenty, but only because it's close. It's one of the less desirable trails in the metorplex.
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Review Date
April 9, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: CruJonez ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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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Review Date
April 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bountainmiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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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Review Date
March 5, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: ach ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Skip this one!!! For now...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
August 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ETP2008 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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