Explore the best birding trails in Texas with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
4 days ago

Included most all of this trail within a loop we did. Well maintained, easy, and peaceful. This hike includes the site of the extinct Mud Boils which were active until the early 1970s.

walking
4 days ago

Very well maintained, quite, and unique. Take your time and enjoy. Did almost all of this trail within a loop plus connectors that we did in November. Some day, I would like to see it in it's wet season.

Very well maintained trail system with 3 main trails that one could do separately as well as in this loop. Spurs and connectors also have interesting features, some of which, we added to our loop. While very easy, it is also very pleasant and interesting as one goes through different eco systems all in one small area. Quite and peaceful as well.

It was fun , it's more like a paved exercise path in the middle of town but we did see a couple of deer.

walking
6 days ago

This nature park is located in an urban area and is basically flat, so don't expect quiet though many parts. It goes around ball fields on the west followed by a bypass beyond that. To the north, it boarders a still active railroad track, but nothing came through while we were there. The east side follows a very small dry creek, which is a peaceful area, before turning back to the o/b portion of the trail. The trail never really boarders the Comal Creek as there is a greenbelt between it and the trail. It does appear that another trail once followed closer to the creek as you see benches in the distance. They may be repairing/improving that area. The trail was well maintained and has small connector spurs within the loop area. If I lived within 10-15 minutes of this trail, I would use it regularly.

mountain biking
6 days ago

I've been 4 times in a week. Rarely more than 1 other person there. While there are Beginner Trails, if you ride the entire course via Mountain Bike, Its Intermediate with some Advanced sections! I would not leave the WHITE trail if you are a beginner!

mountain biking
7 days ago

Excellent challenging trail that's had lots of added features. Best mountain biking close to home.

GORGEOUS day for a hike! So many years since I've been hear, so nice to rediscover. So many trails to discover and so much to do! Will definitely bee back soon! #52hikechallenge2016

Beautiful. One of the most dramatic drives in Texas. See the article at http://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/on-the-road-again-big-bend/. Note that the entire highway is now paved.

on Dodson Trail

8 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Ran into a group of doe, and one of them let Me and my son get about 5 yards away from it before it ran.

The area is nice. Not much of a trail to follow. But the area with the large rock cliffs was pretty, great place for rock climbing.

was fun and easy

mountain biking
10 days ago

Mountain biking this on an overcast November day. There was one biker and a family hiking when I got there. An hour later, I was the only one left. Gotta love football season! Looks like they're trying to re-route parts of the trail, especially thru the fields, which is a bit hard to keep track of, but not too bad. There are a few places with tight ruts, but nothing worse than any other DORBA trails in the area. Overall a pretty easy trail with a few tight squeezes and abundant roots. Got here from McKinney in about 20 minutes.

hiking
10 days ago

A great trail for running, hiking, exploring with pups and biking. It used to be a very unkempt and unheard of trail but has recently become rather popular. Whatever you use it for or whatever distance you wish to go, it's for you. A good amount of hills on the front side and whenever you're ready to go, its never too hard to find the upper trail that leads back to the trailhead.