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Northshore Trail


Length: 19.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Backcountry
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Joins Rock Ledge and Murrell Parks along the N shore of Grapevine Lake.
State(s): Texas
Counties: Denton
Longitude: -97.06788
Latitude: 32.98271

Driving Directions

To Twin Coves Park: 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 parking is almost immediately on the left.

To Murrell Park: From FM 2499, turn west on FM 3040. Take your first left onto McKamy Creek Road. When the road ends at Simmons, turn left. At the stop sign at the park entrance, turn right. Look for the sign on the right
to the trailhead.

To Rockledge Park: From Hwy 121, head west on Hwy. 26. Turn right onto Fairway Dr. Continue over the dam and urn left into Rockledge Park. Trailhead parking is at the end of the park road. An entrance fee is required for this location. Please note: Parking at Rockledge is very limited and is usually very crowded.


This single track one-way loop with a natural surface that has trailheads in Rockledge, Murrell, and Twin Coves Parks. Various wildlife such as rabbits, foxes and waterfowl may be seen from the trail as it winds along the lake shore. The eastern half is less technical than the western, and is better suited to novice riders. Drinking water is available at all trailheads, with restrooms located at Rockledge Park and Murrell Park only.

Particularly in the area of Twin Coves, the trail is very rocky and has a varied terrain. For easiest access, especially on weekends, trail users are
advised to access the trail in Murrell Park.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Tim Musick
US Army Corps of Engineers
110 Fairway Dr.
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 865-2600
[email protected]



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