Cross Timbers Equestrian Trail Association

Nearby:
Lewisville, Flower Mound, Bartonville, Lantana, Double Oak, Argyle, Justin, Keller

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High Road Parking is limited.

Rocky Point trailhead parking

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Lake Grapevine Rocky Point trail map

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Review by hiker with photos

Review by cross country trail jogger with photos

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Rocky Point Trail


This trail is currently closed (as of August 2016).
Washed out from many heavy rains with some dangerous areas of quick sand by shore. The trail is also overgrown.

Lake Grapevine north shore

- Denton County, Texas

Length (one way): Main Trail: 4.8 mi.

Configuration: linear trail system

Users: Hiking and equestrian

Fees: There is no fee to park and use the trails.

Difficulty: Moderate, trail is narrow in spots and has a few obstacles.

Width: Narrow, mostly single horse.

Footing: Sandy loam and sand.

Horseshoes: Not required, recommended for tender footed horses.

Terrain: Varied between open and under trees. Narrow steeper rocky hill, then alongside a wooded creek. Closer to the lake the path changes from dirt to soft sand as it leads onto the lake’s beach. Trail winds around Rocky Point Park and Redbud Point providing beautiful views of the lake from the bluffs and ideal picnicking along the gently sloping lakeshore. Flooded conditions may result in bogs and quick sand along lake shore.

Challenges: Step over of a pipe crossing the trail. There is a steep, rocky downhill with loose rocks about 1/4 mile into the trail. This can be challenging to lead or ride down. The trail continues to a narrow path beside a creek that can be tricky to navigate. A couple of creek crossings are relatively steep.

Weather considerations: Low water crossings will be wet after rains.  Trail status is available at (817) 481-3576

Water: There is no water available along the trail or at parking lots. Horses can be watered at spots along the lakeshore, but be aware of muddy conditions. Some beaches are boggy. Flooded conditions may result in quick sand along lake shore.

Signage: Limited, but trail is fairly easy to follow. There are some unmarked false forks in the trail which may lead riders astray. No signage indicates start of the trail, but a low step over at the end of the black pipe fence indicates start of the trail at High Road trail head.

Parking / trail access: The trailhead is just a wide area on the road along High Road between Stallion Circle and Sunnyview Lane. If trailers are pulled forward in a line, then possible to fit 4 - 5 trailers.

Facilities: There are no facilities at the trail head.

Managing agency: US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District

Volunteer organization(s): Cross Timbers Equestrian Trails Association

Proof of negative Coggins required!

Driving Directions: Heading west on FM 1171, turn left (south) on High Road. The trailhead is approximately half a mile down High Road on the left.