While the pandemic initially led to people being shut indoors, outdoor activities such as biking soon skyrocketed as people sought a way to escape the confines of their homes. The increase in bike sales continues to this day, and many people in North Texas have been on the lookout for great biking trails in the area. Below we explore some of the best bike trails in North Texas, including those that are in easy reach for residents of Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake, TX.
The surge in biking’s popularity began in 2020, shortly after the start of the pandemic, and it’s more popular now than ever before. The ability to get outdoors in a socially distant way and the extra time to tinker appear to be part of what led to rising bike sales.
Biking in North Texas in particular is exceptional right now. The weather in the area is pleasant, and there are many dedicated scenic trails in Denton County, including in and around Argyle and Northlake. Trees and open green spaces abound, creating the perfect backdrop for a relaxing bike ride.
There are many great trails in the region of Denton County. Some are short, simple trails for casual cyclists, while others feature plenty of ups and downs for individuals seeking a challenge. Some of the best North Texas bike trails include the following.
One of the easier routes near Argyle is the Pilot Knoll Trail. The 7.9-mile trail features plenty of greenery as well as a breathtaking view over Lewisville Lake, making it a popular spot for bikers, hikers, and birding enthusiasts.
Also located on the shore of Lewisville Lake, the Hickory Creek lakeshore trail is a quick and easy route for people who feel a need to get outside for a little while. The trail loop is only about 2.5 miles, making it a relatively quick ride.
The 38-acre community park located in Highland Village, Texas, is just a short drive away from Argyle, making it a relaxing destination for those wanting a quick ride through the park. In addition to hike and bike trails, the park features a small pond, sports courts, athletic fields, and plenty of green spaces to enjoy.
This lengthy 11.4-mile loop just south of Argyle and Northlake is the perfect trail for those seeking a moderate level of challenge. The loop features lots of greenery along Denton Creek, and it also happens to be a popular destination for fishing and hiking as well.
Located in Flower Mound, Texas, Cross Timbers Park features various biking trails that are perfect for mountain biking enthusiasts. With over 15 miles of greenery, ups and downs, and rock formations, Cross Timbers is a popular destination for those looking for a challenge.
One of the most popular biking trails in North Texas is the Northshore Trail by Grapevine Lake. With lots of elevation changes, jumps, and technical features, this trail features over 18 miles of beautiful natural scenery and the occasional view of the lake.
Finally, local new home communities also feature low-impact biking trails for those who just want to take a quick jaunt around the neighborhood. The trails throughout the Harvest community is one such destination, and it’s open to the public as well!
Mountain bikes are best suited for rugged trails, especially those with gravel or loose soil.
A road bike can be used for trail riding, but the narrow tires don’t handle loose gravel very well.
If you’re a biking enthusiast looking for the perfect place to settle down—or if you just enjoy being outdoors—there’s an amazing community for people who value a small-town type lifestyle. Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake has new construction homes with plenty of outdoor amenities including a lake, community garden, working farm, orchards, pools, parks, playgrounds and biking/walking trails. And residents get to partake in hundreds of activities, classes, and events planned that happen at Harvest each year as a part of our award-winning lifestyle program.