Cotton Belt Trail

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The Cottonbelt Trail is part of the planned network of Dallas Fort Worth trails called the Veloweb. As of 2012, the trail consists of segments through North Richland Hills, Colleyville and Grapevine, stretching between Browning Drive in North Richland Hills and Ira E. Wood Avenue at Ball Street in Grapevine. There are plans to extend the trail southeast from North Richland Hills through Haltom City and into Fort Worth.

The North Richland Hills and Colleyville segments are continuous, the trail following the old Cotton Belt Railroad line. The corridor is shaded in many places, passing among neighborhoods, business districts and city parks. At Dick Faram Park, the Cottonbelt Trail intersects with the Walker's Creek Trail.

The Colleyville segment ends at John McCain Road near the Grapevine Highway (SR 26). From here it's just a short distance to the Grapevine segment, which picks up at SR 26 (also Ira E. Wood Ave. here) where it intersects Pool Raod/Brumlow Avenue. On the south side of SR 26, you'll find the Pool Road Trail. The Grapevine segment continues to run parallel with Ira E. Wood Avenue, past more light industrial and business sectors to end at Ball Street.

Parking and Trail Access

North Richland Hills is a western suburb of Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX, and lies just off I-820. To access the trail, you can park at the municipal complex located just west of Iron Horse and south of Dick Fischer; parking is also available at Dick Faram Park adjacent to Amundson.


Better than nothing.

   October, 2013 by aeshera

There are numerous road crossings (not just a couple as claimed by someone else). Some crossings are quick and easy but several cross 6 lanes of traffic and can entail quite a long wait to get across. The paved trail is in good shape and is okay in width. more

Enjoyable ride!

   May, 2013 by epeoples

I enjoyed riding this trail over the weekend. The pavement is very well-done and wide. It's safe with only a small number of street crossings that are all clearly marked and with traffic signals. It wasn't very crowded at all but no completely abandoned more

Love this trail

   December, 2012 by debbiej5629

This is a great stretch of trail, I am training for a full marathon and lucky to run out my door and run on this trail and run back. It's clean and some areas are wooded and not crowded. There are a few intersections but nothing compared to running on more