Rockledge Park - Lake Grapevine Northshore Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Rockledge Park - Lake Grapevine Northshore Trail
Country: United States
State: Texas
Nearby Town: Grapevine
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From SH-121 North, take the Bass Pro Drive exit and turn left . Head west to a stoplight, then drive ahead to the Northwest Highway (after two lights) and turn left again heading south. Drive for approximately a half mile and turn right to the west at Fairway Drive. Drive across the Grapevine Lake dam and then over the spillway. After a quarter mile you will see the Concourse Golf course on the right, and the entrance to Rockledge Park on the left. Turn left into Rockledge park, then turn right at the first fork in the road. Drive all the way past the restroom facilities (which are on your right) to the edge of the lake directly in front of the trailhead.
Total Hike Distance: 3.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Rockledge Park
Trails Used: Lake Grapevine Northshore Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes
Management: City Park Service
Contact Information: Grapevine Lake Project Office
110 Fairway Drive
Grapevine, TX
817-865-2600.
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Rockledge Park is located on Fairway Drive in Grapevine, on the North side of Grapevine Lake. The park is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facility and it is popular with both mountain bikers and hikers due to the nine mile Northshore Trail. The trail winds along the banks of Grapevine Lake with excellent views at various points along the route. It is near the DFW airport, so don't be surprised to see some large 767's passing overhead, and there are often bass fisherman tucked in the coves along the path. However, the trail wanders in/out of a heavily wooded forest that hugs the water, so it is an enjoyable and somewhat wild experience only a short distance from a major metropolitan area.

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  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Rockledge Park - Lake Grapevine Northshore Trail - May 2, 2007 May 2, 2007 3 stars 2 hours BirdShooter

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