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.


Very Nice!

   May, 2014 by runner71

I love having this trail in the middle of the metroplex. You pass the marsh behind Lockett Park and are able to observe Herons and all types of wildlife. Continue past Pleasant Run Road and you are in a tree-lined area where the leaves shroud the path. more

Great Trail!

   May, 2014 by runner71

This is a great trail with some nice scenery. The best views are in the area draped with trees near John McCain where you see turtles and fountains. Further west there's always a group of interesting birds in the marsh behind Lockett Park. And if you're more

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