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Area: Dallas-Ft. Worth

Map of Cotton Belt Trail, TX

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Cotton Belt Trail, Texas

Cotton Belt Trail, Texas

Cotton Belt Trail, Texas

LENGTH:

11 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Hurst, Colleyville, Grapevine

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail-trail, residential neighborhoods, local parks, Mustang Panther Stadium, Dallas Fort Worth Veloweb

NEARBY TRAILS:

Colloway Branch Trail

Walkers Creek Trail

John Barfield Trail

Big Bear Creek Greenbelt

RELATED LINKS:

Colleyville

Fort Worth

Flower Mound & Lewisville

Arlington

Dallas

The Cotton Belt Trail is an 11-mile long paved pathway that spans between Grapevine and North Richland Hills in northeastern Texas. This area is directly northeast of Fort Worth. The trail follows the route of an abandoned railroad right-of-way and crosses through several communities. The trail provides a recreational opportunity as well as a great commuter route. The trail passes several local parks and schools and connects to other recreational trails in the area.

The Cotton Belt Trail is one section of the Dallas Fort Worth Veloweb system of trails. There are plans to extend the Cotton Belt Trail to the southeast through Hathom City and into Fort Worth.

Conditions

The Cotton Belt Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. There are several major road crossings, but for the a portion of its route, the trail is located away from roadways. The trail runs adjacent to active railroad tracks and also follows alongside Ira. E. Woods Avenue for the eastern portion.

Communities

The Cotton Belt Trail goes past the following communities: North Richland Hills, Hurst, Colleyville, and Grapevine.

Points of Interest

The Cotton Belt Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Fort Worth Christian Middle School
Dick Faram Park - North Richland Hills
Smithfield Middle School
Bridge over Little Bear Creek
LD Lockett Park
Pleasant Run Park- Colleyville
Cross Timbers Middle School
Grapevine High School
Mustang-Panther Stadium
Nearby Trails

Colloway Branch Trail: the two trails intersect at Iron Horse Boulevard in North Richland Hills.

Walkers Creek Trail: the two trails intersect at Dick Faram Park to the north of Main Street in North Richland Hills. The Walkers Creek Trail heads south to meet up with the North Electric Trail.

John Barfield Trail: the two trails intersect at Precict Line Road in Hurst.

Big Bear Creek Greenbelt: the two trail come within a few blocks of each other in Colleyville.

End Points

The southwest end of the Cotton Belt Trail is located along Browning Drive to the northwest of Iron Horse Boulevard in North Richland Hills.

The northeast end of the trail is located at the intersection of Ira E. Woods Avenue and Ball Street in Grapevine.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Cotton Belt Trail in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.

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