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As always I love this trail!

Very nice well maintained trail. We saw deer.

Overcrowded and hard to park so we parked in the overflow lot on Arbor Vista Dr. There were decent bathrooms but unfortunately no toilet paper to be found. Nice paved wide trails... so the crowds were tolerable. The unpaved trails were very muddy so we didn't attempt any. The bike trails were closed. All in all a nice easy Sunday evening walk but next time I'd go earlier to beat the crowds.

hiking
10 days ago

I often visit this trail. You almost feel like you’re in real woods which is unlike a lot of urban trails. It isn’t paved and has lots of different terrain. It is so beautiful in the spring and summer with so many butterflies and flowers. Beautiful views in certain places. That being said, there is LOTS of bugs. I got a tick bite once. Bug spray is a must during the spring and summer

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail. Trail is secluded and well maintained. Used our Trails GPS map bc the trail itself has very few markets. Great mix of terrain. I would definitely rank it as more of an easy hike.

trail running
10 days ago

This looks like a decent hiking trail but wasn’t great for running. The trail was hard to follow and weren’t able to keep a consistent pace while we tried to follow the trail. Nice views of the lake though.

My first hiking trail and I loved it! It kicked my tail but I am out of shape and this trail has me addicted to hiking now.

Great trail. Completed as a hike

trail running
14 days ago

Great for a long run. Loop 5 and 6 usually less traffic. Park at MADD and have sled supported aid station for long runs. Summer months 7-9 PM the views are great and less traffic.

Went out here before Christmas for a great Sunday morning hike. The trail is well maintained and marked. Offers some climbs and great views of the lake. I saw armadillo and deer. I’d definitely do this hike again.

hiking
15 days ago

Great place. Different terrain creates a pleasant experience. Trail tough to follow on the prairies as they are rerouting it. Lots of water. Seemed remote.

overcrowded but nice walk. Seems more like easy instead of moderate. Beautiful scenery.

Undiscovered jewel for hiking. Much of it is through thick juniper but you get a good amount of hills and lake views.

A rare park that will soon be surrounded by the suburbs, but is big enough to experience some quiet notwithstanding the occasional cow moo or airplane. Rolling hills provide some elevation changes and the scenery during a hike or ride switches from bottomland forest to grassy plain. Great place to escape to, especially if you live close by.

walking
23 days ago

Nice easy walk. Great place for bird watching.

hiking
28 days ago

Trail still closed. Stupid clay soil

My boyfriend and I have been running these trails for about a year-and-a-half. They offer excellent incline and decline options but I would definitely recommend upgraded trail running shoes for some of the soft trails rated as medium. The topography can't be beat and the streams are amazing. Our dog can't get enough of it! Concrete trails are heavily trafficked but the soft trails are much less so. It is a must-try!

Beautiful trail over all. Great concrete walking trails with some scenic views. The dirt trails can be confusing as there are quite a few small ones that intersect, especially toward the beginning of the trail. The trail that goes around the parameter of the reserve has some erosion and can be difficult to navigate. I would not consider this a moderate trail, but easy. Parking is great and the short mountain bike trail is fun with some slightly technical areas.

I use this trail primary for training purposes since I live very close by. Unfortunately, the trail is becoming extremely worn out with a lot of erosion. It is located in a flood plane so after rain it does flood and brings quite a bit of trash from the lake up to the trail which does not make for a good view. Currently there is a lot of construction due to encroaching housing development. North of Collin Park a housing development cut the trail in half. South of Breckenridge a housing development diverted the trail to the perimeter of the development. At the very North part of the trail a pipe line has been put in and destroyed a portion of the trail as well. Not what I want to see while hiking. Word of warning, the trail becomes very tacky after a rain and will stick to your shoes/boots. Unless we have a hot summer it takes a bit for the trail to dry out. Don't expect beautiful views unless you go off trail toward the lake on a nice day.

My favorite trails in N. Texas. Awesome fast and flowing downhills make the climbs well worth the effort. Fairly challenging and not for the timid.

hiking
1 month ago

Tried to hike here today but trail is closed. FYI

mountain biking
1 month ago

I don’t think Julie road this trail 5 days ago. It is a colossal Mud Hole!!
Try again in June!

hiking
1 month ago

Wish it was marked better. It was difficult to follow at times. We did enjoy the elevation, made it a bit more challenging. It was also shaded well most the trail. We will try it again.

kicked my butt. great trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, though about a mile up from the southern trailhead there was a small bridge that was washed out and mostly under water. Finding a way around it was a challenge. There was a moderate amount of hiker traffic today and very few bikes. A good deal of trash near the trail, mostly washed up from the lake.

We paid $5 when we came in at Rockledge Park, and saw signs warning that the park closed at sundown. We got a late start and only made it a few miles up the trail before we turned back to make sure we were out by sundown. Several times we took a wrong turn and ended up at a dead end at someone's back yard.

The attendant was happy to see our dog and he gave him a treat on the way in.

Loved it!

This is our second time walking the trails. Our last visit all the natural surface trailed closed due to heavy rains. This time only the bike trails were closed

We walked about 2 miles on the paved surfaces. The trail map says there are 3 miles of paved trails. If you back track and make sure you hit up each side walk to the parking lots you will get that three miles. But its more like 2.5 miles of actual hiking trails.

We walked another 2 miles on the natural surface trails. These were a lot of fun. But I would only take these trails when they are dry. Any moisture on the trail and they get slippery. I slipped and tripped over tree roots several times.

We chose to visit the preserve on a holiday. It was busy. To much traffic on the paved surfaces to have a quiet walk.

If you want a quiet walk, try the natural surface trails. Most of them are marked and few that are not marked. These trails can give you a couple of hours of getting back to nature.

I would consider the paved trails an easy walk or ride and the natural surface trails to be easy to slightly harder.

This is a great place to get back to nature in a sea of concrete as one reviewer said and I have to agree. I highly recommend this trail.

We will be back to explore the natural surface trails and ride the mountain bike trails soon.

Attempted to try this trail today. Closed...not sure why. There is a sign that says they close when muddy. Hasn’t really rained in more than a week. Forced me to give a rating to post the comment. So I went neutral.

trail running
2 months ago

Best trail system around, hands down.

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