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Knob Hills MTB Trail



13.0 mile 21.0 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack


Ascent: 339' 103 m
Descent: -339' -103 m
High: 596' 182 m
Low: 540' 165 m


Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)


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Trail shared by Steve Dymond

The trail has technical terrain throughout its duration as well as some flat road miles; it's a workout.

Steve Dymond

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Family Friendly Loop 5 is great for the kids.

Look for the sign at the trailhead indicating "Open or Closed," we don't ride wet trails.


This ride has climbs, drops, technical features, some flat land you can get some speed on or recover at a slower pace to be ready for the next technical section. There are six loops that are daisy-chained together with marked bailouts at the end of each loop, in case you can't go the entire way.

It's a challenging loop that will work you out. There wooded areas, plenty of rock gardens, berms, jumps, a teeter-totter, skinny, and several drops and climbs.


Knob Hills starts out through some wooded areas with drops and climbs, then it opens up to some flat, fast trail sections. It turns towards Denton Creek and follows the creek for about a mile and a half with some more rolling flatland that goes up a rock garden and then back into the woods for some more tight trees, rock gardens, and short, stout climbs.

It goes back to some area and then Loop 6 that has climbs, rocks, trees, drops, and the "Gauntlet" that is above the creek again. Half-way through Loop 6, you are at the halfway point to head back to the trailhead.

The ride back to the trailhead is more of the same just more inland. You finish up with the "Goat Killer" climb that only about 5% make it up without walking. It's a great trail that will have you coming again and again to conquer it.


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Jan 5, 2020
Giuliano Amenta-Perez
trail closed past loop 2 4.2mi — 0h 43m
Jan 1, 2020
Russell Adams
Sep 30, 2019
Keith Graham
Sep 7, 2019
Frederic Nicholson
if it's hot, you go slow. 5mi — 0h 55m
Mar 18, 2019
Bill Ashland
Aug 25, 2018
Frederic Nicholson
overgrown 11mi
Aug 4, 2018
Frederic Nicholson
loop 1,2,3
Jul 7, 2018
Jacob Elguezabal
so much fun 13mi

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  4.5 from 33 votes
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Hold On!
Jan 20, 2017 near Trophy…, TX
Anticipation builds cliff-side before entering The Gauntlet.
Jan 20, 2017 near Trophy…, TX
A kids group takes over the Knob Hills Trails!
Jan 20, 2017 near Trophy…, TX
Serenity Loop lives up to its name with gorgeous views of the water.
Jan 20, 2017 near Trophy…, TX
A trailside see-saw makes for good fun along Loop 3.
Jan 19, 2017 near Trophy…, TX
A young ankle-biter navigates the woodwork on Loop 3.
Jan 20, 2017 near Trophy…, TX


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