Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Plano, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 108 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

rocky

Entrance is on West Parker Road west of the Dallas North Tollway.


1 month ago

trail running

Would definitely go back.


1 month ago

hiking

This is a beautiful escape from the busy areas. There are many choices of trails. Paved for everybody to use, walking only, and biking only. The walking trails lead through wooded and none wooded areas. Except for the few occasions where you see houses, you can't tell that you are close to a big city. It took us about 30 minutes to do the outer loop trail, that included a few detours.


1 month ago

walking

Trail is nice and well maintained. It has lots of shade to keep cool under and a variety of paths. The real downside is it is very busy and you will rarely have the place to yourself unless it is early on a weekday.


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1 month ago

walking

Great place. My favorite thus far. Plenty of paved paths to walk and even more dirt trails to walk. There is also a separate mountain biking area. This place is heavily trafficked but you see fewer people on the dirt trails. More than enough shaded and open field paths. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons: 1)you can find trash on the ground pretty much anywhere(but it's not out of hand, just visible). I've seen people's clothes and shoes discarded along the dirt trails. 2)not all paths are marked and there are stations around the park that show you a map and "you are here". NONE of those signs actually show you where you are on the map so it can be confusing. Family friendly. They have a playground and picnic area. They even provide free wifi in a nature preserve. You can't beat that.


2 months ago


2 months ago

Best running in North Dallas area. Great challenges in trail running - hilly and fantastic!! Love.


2 months ago

The best running trail in North Dallas/Plano area. One of the few with at least SOME elevation changes!


2 months ago

walking


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hiking


2 months ago

trail running

My favorite place to go!


2 months ago

Absolutely loved it! Very beautiful and easy trail.


3 months ago


3 months ago

This is an well used paved trail for multi use groups. I chose to ride it on my mountain bike as a warm down after the mountain bike trail.

There are some nice elevation gains and drops for Texas here that will give you a little additional bonus for your hike or ride.

There is a neat observation deck it you do the tower trail loop. Also some nice variation in the foliage.

Worth the trip to explore this park.


3 months ago

mountain biking

This was a nice trail that uses the space it has extremely well. The trail has some quality challenges and some nice tight turns to keep your attention. I rode this trail on a Saturday and did not run into anyone on the ride.

The loop is a good distance for new riders and certainly be repeated to make it a longer ride if you are trying to train for something larger.

The map posted with this trail is really for the paved path, so just follow the trail markers and not this map. One other great feature about this trail is that walkers are encouraged to do the trail in referee so that they can see the bikers coming.


3 months ago

walking

I love going here. Different routes to take and very peaceful.


3 months ago

hiking

I took my dogs and girlfriend for a hike on a cool Sunday Morning. The main paths are paved and great for just getting "out of the city," though you're still in the middle of it. We went if the paved path and took a couple of marked "off pavement" paths that were pretty well marked and not too difficult. We also took some off path paths that were not marked but were well worn. It was relatively early on a Sunday so not too many props when we got there. When we left about noon there were a lot of people. Particularly on the paved trail. I'm not a fan of bikes/bikers but there were only a few and had no issues today. But I can see that is could be a very popular place for off road bikes when the weathers a little nicer.

TLDR: Great place for easy hike on paved trail and some nice well marked off pavement trails. Potential for a lot of bikes. Overall, a nice, easy hike.


3 months ago