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Northshore Trail, Grapevine Lake


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Rockledge to MADD:
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Murrell to Twin Coves:
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Driving Directions:
Rockledge Park
MADD Shelter
Twin Coves

Special note:  Water is often turned off in the winter months, particularly when temperatures are below freezing.  Further, availability of water is not guaranteed during the warmer months. Stay tuned to this web site and the NTTR Yahoo! list for updates.



Rockledge Park
I-635 West from Dallas and Highway 121 North from Ft. Worth or DFW Airport
Exit Bass Pro road from 635 or 121.  Proceed to Bass Pro/Bethel Rd., turn left, and follow Bass Pro Rd over 121 and past Bass Pro Shops for 1/3 mile. Turn left onto Hwy 26, and immediately get into the right hand lane. After ~1/2 mile turn right on Fairway Drive and proceed over the dam.  When you come up out of the sluiceway you will see Griff’s Hamburgers on your right and the entrance to Rockledge Park on your left. Turn left into the park, and stay to your right until you get to the end of  the park road and the last bathrooms. You will find the trailhead here.  (NOTE: for Jackson Pavilion/Rockledge Rumble, stay to your left after entering the park).

Highway 121 South from Lewisville
Exit Grapevine Mills Blvd., stay straight to get onto 26W. Go through the light at Bass Pro, then proceed to Fairway Drive.  Follow the directions above to get to Rockledge Park.

2499/International Parkway South from Flower Mound
If you are coming from the North on 2499 or as it is now called, International Parkway, you can turn right on a new street called Silveron Blvd.. Follow it for about half a mile and then turn left around the circle onto Lakeside Pkwy.  Look for the entrance to Rockledge Park on your right.  Silveron is about 2 miles south of FM 3040.

MADD Shelter
The trailhead at the MADD Shelter is one of the favorite meeting places for NTTR runners on many weekend mornings.  This is also referred to as the “Biker Lot”, as a lot of mountain bike riders start from here.

I-635 West from Dallas and Highway 121 North from Ft. Worth or DFW Airport
From 635, exit Bass Pro Road/Hwy 121, and proceed north on 121.  Immediately stay to your right and take the FM 2499 overpass. Follow 2499 past Grapevine Mills Mall for approximately 6 miles until you get to Flower Mound Rd /FM 3040. Turn left on Flower Mound Road and go about 0.2 miles to McKamy Creek Rd.  Turn left and follow McKamy Creek road for 1 mile to the intersection at Simmons Road.  Turn left at Simmons, and follow it for 1.15 miles to a stop sign.  After entering the park, take the first right turn.  Continue on this road for about 1 mile to the Marina/Restaurant sign.  Turn right, and proceed about 200 yards to the parking area next the picnic pavilion.

121 South from Lewisville
Exit Grapevine Mills Parkway (this is FM 2499) and go north following the above instructions

Twin Coves Parking Area (Trail’s End at Mile 9)
Follow the above directions to Murrell Park, but take a right onto Simmons from McKamy Creek (instead of the left required to get to Murrell/MADD).  Follow Simmons for 0.5 mile to Wichita Trail. Turn left and follow Wichita Trail for 1.2 miles.  Turn left onto Twin Coves Park Rd, and the parking area near the trail’s end will be on your left just before the gate. Twin Coves Campground is now open year-round, and the park road continues to the picnic table and water fountain and a small parking area just before the campground entrance.


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