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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The section of the trail from Pool St to Ball St in Grapevine is no longer there due to the construction in the area.