“This nice getaway from DFW has great views of PK Lake and more extended climbs/descents than normal in North Texas.”
— Ray Nelson
This ride uses a portion of the Possum Kingdom Hike and Bike Trail starting from the Lavilla Road Trailhead, which has a large parking lot and pit toilet. The turn-around point is at the crossing of Hamilton Road before a sandy section.
The trails are mostly wide and machine built, but there are some narrow, rocky sections that probably fall under the difficult rating (the rest probably falls between easy-intermediate). Some of the climbs and descents are more extended than most North Texas trails and flow fairly well.
The majority of the ride is in the shade, but in the summer it can still get hot. The trail is normally not crowded, and if need be, you are never far from another trailhead or road crossing (most of which have trail maps) if you need to bail out for any reason. There are several viewpoints along the route that offer great views of the lake and most have a bench to take a break.
Check out this map
for more information.