Backpacker Magazine Dallas: Knob Hill Trail 

Hike a shadowy creek bottom to carpets of sweet-smelling Texas wildflowers on this 9.6-mile out-and-back featuring a smorgasbord of wild sights. Open to bikes.

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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 20 Jun 2005 2:02:43 PM
Activity: Backpacking
State: Texas (TX)
Distance: 4.89 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 524 ft
Total Loss: 502 ft
Net Change: 22 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Dallas, Roanoke, Texas, Westlake
Rating:   2 rating(s) Rate it

TO TRAILHEAD: Follow TX 114 W to US 377 N. Drive 2.5 miles and park in dirt lot on R

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Distance: 4.89 mi Points: 1163
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
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Knob Hill Trail

Points of Interest


Location: 33.043564, -97.204056
Pink wildflower patch on R


Location: 33.041603, -97.199379
Hawks and owls soar over grassy meadow


Location: 33.038876, -97.197166
Keep R for easier descent


Location: 33.034687, -97.197433
Denton Creek to R; trail makes a large horseshoe, following the creek banks


Location: 33.035080, -97.186676
A rainbow of wildflowers adorns the peaceful meadows of Denton Creek for the next 2 mi.


Location: 33.037918, -97.185371
Turn R to great overlook with bench; views of meadows and distant wooded ridges


Location: 33.039795, -97.184715
View to the blue waters of Grapevine Lake


Location: 33.044182, -97.182495
Keep straight on main hike/bike trail


Location: 33.044643, -97.180092
Veer L @ Y


Location: 33.045162, -97.177956
Trail ends @ gate and dirt parking lot; retrace route back to car


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