Best Trails in Texas

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on Terry Hershey/The Anthill...
7 hours ago

Nice open areas to picnic and relax. Very dog friendly.

on Chalk Ridge Falls Park Tr...
7 hours ago

hiking

if you just follow the path you will not be able to appreciate the full beauty of the hike. I got some really amazing photos and just had a really great time when I also went off path and took the paths that where really less traveled. it was a really good time though, and I look forward to coming back.

on W. Goodrich Jones State F...
7 hours ago

Wide easy trails, well marked.

on Kleb Woods Nature Preserv...
7 hours ago

The live oak trail was beautiful! Stroller friendly trail (ours was a jogger) may be a little bumpy for a stroller with no shocks.

on Lake Bryan Trail
8 hours ago

hiking

on Ray Roberts Greenbelt Tra...
10 hours ago

walking

Kat: keep an eye on the park website at http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake
I've never called the 800 number, so I can't speak to that, but the website has had a notice up at the top of the page for ages ... I've been checking for the trail to reopen for at least a year and a half :^o it feels like longer

on Capp Smith Park Trail
11 hours ago

walking

Very nice trail. Clean, calm and peaceful.

on Lone Star Hiking Trail
11 hours ago

backpacking

Very scenic trail. Most of it was not wide enough for two people side-by-side. I purposely went and camped overnight during rainy weather so as to really ensure I'd be the only one out there. Will definitely go back when it's dry though! Was the perfect place for peace and quiet to rid the stresses of daily life.

on Woodway Trail
13 hours ago

Nice shaded trail. I place it between easy and moderate. Used hiking stick during parts of the hike. Plenty of water along the trail for my puppy Bruno.

There were several places that are trashed up along the trail which is why I didn't give it 5 stars.

on Brazos Bend State Park Tr...
1 day ago

Do not bring dog. Alligators will try to eat.

on Lake Grapevine Horseshoe ...
2 days ago

This was a great way to spend the morning with my dogs! Sandy paths and lots of shade! Very quiet on a Thursday morning. I only saw people in the parking area. Will be back!

on McKittrick Canyon Trail
2 days ago

hiking

This hike must be done at the right time to get the best experience. Generally before Dec you check their website/FB page for an update on the color change..when the leaves turn. The first 1/4 of the hike is pretty uneventful, normal southwest terrain & scenery. The trail follows a riverbed until eventually crossing it. The canyon on your left is pretty cool, as are the layers of rock that have eroded in the riverbed. Once across it's just gravel trail for awhile with a few spots to sit. Again, the mountains looming on both sides are pretty neat. Eventually you start heading into the deeper part of the canyon where the whole topography changes. You start seeing the colors. You'll cross over the river bed (this time w/ water) back to the left bank. The scenery is gorgeous & the trail is surrounded by trees. Once again, you cross back to the right side of the bed & that's where the views are best. So much gold, orange & reds. The ranger station is off to the right. We continued on & were just amazed at the scenery. There are many trees like ash that are nowhere else in the region. We stayed to the right at the grotto/lodge junction, where the trail starts climbing the right side of the canyon. Looking down from up high, the whole canyon spread out, it's breathtaking. The trail gets steeper & winds up to the top of the canyon where you can go on to campsites. We were short on time so headed back. On the return we went to the old lodge & grotto. Both great places to rest & eat as there are picnic tables. Definitely recommend heading out early to make the most of the whole day. I will be returning to try & make it to the very top next time.

on North Shore Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Great little trail. There's a free entrance to the trail at Murrell Park.

on Lake Grapevine Horseshoe ...
2 days ago

hiking

Walking, hiking, running - have nice paved trails with beautiful trees to give shade and trails that are used by hikers and bikers. When I went I only saw two other people walking and half a dozen bikers. They also have a little dog park with a pond. No entrance fee and tons of parking.

on White Rock Lake Trail
2 days ago

walking

Great for walking, running and biking. There are always people around but not so crowded that you feel smothered. They also have a pretty cool dog park there. It's a beautiful place to run. No entrance fee and many different spots to park.