February 16, 2015
I'm going to be doing a series of reviews on trails that I regularly ride (at an expert level, wink wink). My review will be focused on what to expect and what you should do if you are bringing along your wife or girlfriend (assuming she is a beginner/intermediate level rider) for a day of fun.
This is a great trail for all skill levels. The very first ride you should do in the park is the Lighthouse Peak Trail. There is a nice bike rack at the end where you can park and take a small but steep hike up to Lighthouse Peak... which is of course the signature feature in the park. The ride is easy but not so easy that it doesnt feel like you are mountain biking. It's about 2.75 miles up, so bring water and some snacks, you will have a good time and so will she.
Later on in your trip, make sure to hit up the Juniper/Riverside trail. She'll think you are awesome for bringing her there and once again its super easy.
If your woman is interested in doing a intermediate level MTB focused ride, the Capitol Peak trail is the place to be. You can actually hit this loop and incorporate some of Lighthouse Peak as well. There is 1 or 2 sections of technical climbing where you will probably have to walk your bike.
Northshore Trail, Flower Mound TX