Three members of the Robson Ranch Fallen Arches Hiking Club were met by beautiful early morning skies on July 5. Char Niemi, Susan Hebert and Denny Behm were there to hike Loop 4 of the Knob Hills Trail. The moderately difficult Knob Hills Trail is located north of Roanoke on Army Corps of Engineers property and is well maintained by the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association.
The outbound trail meandered through hilly grasslands and small groves of trees. Occasional stops were taken to gaze at stunning views back-lit by the rising sun. A rest stop was taken at Inspiration Point, where a wooden bench was located near the top of a hill.
The return trail snaked through bottom lands near the north shore of Grapevine Lake. The lake was only occasionally visible through dense trees and lush foliage.
The club plans to meet again next month for another hike.