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      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: Simon Hodgson
      West Loops 5-7: Neil Rosser
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      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.

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

      Nearest City: Flower Mound, Texas

      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

      Single Track

      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



      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 side loops 1-4 (east from MADD Shelter) are good for intermediate riders while the West side loops 5-7 (west from MADD Shelter) are 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!

      • 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

      • Restrooms (porta john)
      • Pavilions, pinic tables and grills
      • Gas/food and bicycle shops are plentiful in Flower Mound
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Murrell Park
      Murrell Park google parking directions
      E-bikes are NOT authorized to be ridden on trails rated intermediate difficulty or higher for the safety of other trail users and environmental features. Northshore Trail falls into the intermidiate and above category so E-bikes are not permitted.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 27, 2023
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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      1,126 ft
      Total Vertical
      67 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      604 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of Northshore Mountain Bike

      23 |
      Nov 11, 2022 @ 6:59am
      Nov 11, 2022
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      Nov 11, 2022 @ 6:59am
      Nov 11, 2022
      611 |
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Aug 8, 2021
      478 |
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 11:51am
      Aug 7, 2021
      345 |
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 11:47am
      Aug 7, 2021
      253 |
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 11:41am
      Aug 7, 2021
      388 |
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 11:34am
      Aug 7, 2021
      376 |
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 11:33am
      Aug 7, 2021

      Videos of Northshore Mountain Bike

      Northshore Save
      | Sep 5, 2022
      East (Northshore)
      0:14 | 264 | Dec 28, 2018
      Northshore Loop 5

      12:13 | 440 | Jan 1, 2022
      Northshore Loop 4

      14:22 | 211 | Jan 1, 2022
      Northshore Loop 3

      16:02 | 144 | Jan 1, 2022
      Northshore Loop 2

      21:29 | 152 | Jan 1, 2022
      Northshore Loop 1

      19:40 | 294 | Jan 1, 2022
      Nice flow before pit drop
      0:59 | 300 | Aug 15, 2021 , Flower Mound

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #1482234eldeficitcommenttrailNorthshore Loop 6
      Jan 29, 2023 @ 9:38pm
      1 day
      user #1883754inv3ctiv3wishlistroutefull lap (Madd start, West + East)
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 8:29pm
      2 days
      user #2928332weskeetonwishlistregionNorthshore
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 6:57pm
      3 days
      user #3373348Wolfy0910addreportNorthshore Loop 1
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 2:45pm
      3 days
      user #2649172dorbanorthshoreaddreportLakeside DFW Access and 8 more
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 1:01pm
      Jan 27, 2023

      Recent Comments

      user #1482234eldeficittrailNorthshore Loop 6By far the most fun loop in NS
      Jan 29, 2023 @ 9:38pm
      1 day
      user #3089731rangeljonathantrailNorthshore Loop 6Super chunky and technical. Maybe with some...
      Nov 11, 2022 @ 6:57am
      Nov 11, 2022
      user #2844973SeiFamtrailNorthshore Loop 215 minutes average - I am slowwwww.
      Sep 9, 2021 @ 11:16pm
      Sep 9, 2021
      user #2649172dorbanorthshorereportNorthshore Loop 3You do understand that the trails are closed...
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 6:12pm
      Jun 6, 2021
      user #2649172dorbanorthshorereportNorthshore Loop 4Until the water recedes and the flood damage...
      May 30, 2021 @ 10:39am
      May 30, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      Horseshoe 12.9 km
      Knob Hills 75.8 km
      Corinth Community Park 910.8 km
      Campion Trail11.1 km
      South Lakes Park 212.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1020 miles1,125 ft7 miles66 ft
      Hike1020 miles1,125 ft7 miles66 ft
      Trail Running1020 miles1,125 ft7 miles66 ft
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