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Explore the best rated trails in The Colony, TX. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Chaparral Rail Trail and Chisholm Trail. With more than 119 trails covering 521 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Nice trail. Very popular and busy. A few small inclines. O r of my favorites
Took my family out to ride and started at the southern point. The write up suggests scenic views but unless you count landfills, fences, fire hydrants and highway barricades as scenery, you will be disappointed. Signage is terribly lacking and in many places, so too is the trail cleanliness (broken glass, garbage, etc). I found it both funny and disheartening that the path goes directly in front of a parks and rec building.
I love inline skating here. The path is never too crowded, there are nice views, and up and down inclines come and go with some nice shade from time to time. Be very careful, however. There are wooden bridges and frequent intersections you have to cross. You need to know how to slow down, stop, and jump with relative ease on skates in order to enhance your experience here. All in all, this is a great workout. Bring plenty of water and wear protective gear.
This is a nice trail along Furneaux Creek. It's scenic, but not much shade. The trail is wide and relatively flat. The only "hills" are where it dips under major streets. There are only 3 street crossings (all are residential streets). Traffic is light on weekdays, a mix of bikers, runners and walkers. With the 2021 extensions it's now 6.5 mi. Add the Orange Trail and you can easily get a 15 mile ride.
This is a nice surprise in the heart of Dallas. I rode the last 6 miles (Hillcrest Park to Abrams). It's a scenic, mostly flat ride through several parks with lots of trees and shade. The only "unscenic" segment is Forest to Royal where it's next to commercial property.
I rode on a spring weekday morning. Traffic was light: a combination of bikers, runners and walkers. It was dry so I can't comment about standing water after it rains. I can see how low spots can be a problem.
Warning: From Hillcrest Park to Greenville it is wide then narrows south of Greenville. It's adequate for single riders with light traffic.
Regarding safety: I did not see police. That said, there's enough traffic that I always felt safe. Also, there are multiple 911 trail location signs if you need to make an emergency call.
We rode from Denton to Corinth round trip. Loved how easy it is to access the trail, parking close to the police station hoping on to the trail and when done, Denton has lots of good options for lunch. The only down side was the zig zag gates at some of the road crossings.
Biked about 11 miles, starting in Farmersville. Other than a few muddy spots, it’s a good ride. Progresses from asphalt, to different types of gravel to trail. Spring seems like the perfect time to go. I would not recommend this trail during the summer, or on any other type of bike, other than a mountain or hybrid. The park in Farmersville desperately needs a restroom.
Nice length and sidewalk. Wish Frisco would beautify it. Needs more shade, trees and benches and maybe arbors. Then it would be perfect.
As a beginner road biker, it’s good for slow speed, gentle slopes and curves and practicing the basics. Also recommended for jogging and walking the dog
I rode my road bike here this afternoon, I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something short and low intensity. There are gentle slopes and curves and several road crossings (most of them residential roads) that make for good practice clipping in and out of pedals for beginners like me. I hardly ever went past 15mph so it’s good for practicing the basics such as maneuvering and shifting into different gear combination. Recommended for jogging or walking dogs as well.
We just rode this trail today. The description says it ends at the Highway, but Grapevine has completed the trail all the way to Main Street. We rode up, had a glass of wine and rode back. Be careful of some tricky intersections.
This path is not the greatest for inline skating but is suitable for cycling. There are many intersections with multi-lane streets, many of which do not have protected crosswalks. The intersections also have tactile paving, which makes it very difficult for inline skates, especially if you do not have protection when crossing. There are also wooden plank bridges that are very rough and bumpy which is very hard to maneuver on inline skates.
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