The Cottonbelt Trail runs northeast to southwest across Northeast Tarrant County and follows the Cotton Belt Railway. When complete, the trail will connect Grapevine, Colleyville, Hurst, North Richland Hills, and Haltom City to the Fort Worth system of trails, allowing residents of this area of Texas to walk or bike across Northeast Tarrant County for work or pleasure.
Much of the trail has been built with one long stretch in North Richland Hills and another in Grapevine, but a few miles remain unfinished and still in the planning stages. The Cottonbelt Trail is part of the Dallas Fort Worth Regional Veloweb.
The Grapevine segment of the Cottonbelt Trail stretches for 2.78 miles from Pool Road/Brumley Avenue to William D. Tate Avenue/Ball Street with a planned expansion of 2.8 miles. By connecting with other Grapevine Trails, pedestrians and cyclists can go across the city to historic downtown Grapevine, Grapevine Mills Mall
, the Gaylord Texan resort, or Lake Grapevine.
The Colleyville segment of the Cottonbelt Trail stretches for 2.3 miles from Bettinger Road to John McCain Road.
The Hurst segment of the Cottonbelt Trail is still in the planning stages. When complete, it will stretch for one mile from Precinct Line Road at the Hurst/North Richland Hills city line to the Hurst/Colleyville near the intersection of Bettinger Drive and L. D. Lockett Road.
The North Richland Hills segment of the Cottonbelt Trail stretches for four miles from Precinct Line Road -- the city line -- to Browning Drive. Eventually, the Cottonbelt Trail will continue from Browning Drive, through Haltom City, and into Fort Worth to join with the Trinity Trails System. The Cottonbelt Trail connects to other trails in North Richland Hills, enabling pedestrians and cyclists to travel to NRH2O, Holiday Lane Athletic Fields, and many neighborhoods.