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hiking
16 days ago

my fiance and I come every single Sunday! he bikes while i hike and it's just beautiful.

Nice area and hike. I am new to hiking but in good shape, and Im so mad I just discovered this place...

trail running
1 month ago

This is my favorite place (so far) in NTX to trail run! So many challenging elevation changes, the air smells like cedar, it’s scenic, and I love encountering other runners on the trail. Bring real supportive trail running shoes!, even if you’re hiking, this loop is not for the faint of heart. Great bird watching & place to get your heart rate elevated.

Love this place ❤️

love hiking here has options different Trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice smooth easy Trail for a late spring hike. We only did the end by the lake. You need to start early if you are hiking this Trail in the late spring or summer.

breathtaking,everyone we meat on our hike was amazely nice. The sites we saw were so beautiful and relaxingthat, that before we new it we had walked 11mails.

We did the purple trail and the penitentiary trail twice..about 9.5 miles total. The temp was over 100 when we finished. I really liked the park and the lake and rock climbing options make it a good destination for a day or weekend. it's only about an hour from Fort Worth.
We will use this place again.

fishing
1 month ago

It's got it all....camping,fishing,hiking,and swimming....whats not talking luv ?

1 month ago

Not bad for the ride. A lot of inclines and turns. Give it a try. I went on the 3 mile course twice, next time I’ll try the 8 mile

mountain biking
2 months ago

excellent trails, can be very crowded. the easiest of the 3 lines is probably still a bit difficult for a first time rider. great area and scenery.

Hiked this one early may which was great so it wasn't too hot! I did the 3 mile loop, took about 1.5hr return. Mostly a biking path so keep your eye out for bikers coming around corners. Also watch for snakes on the trail!

I rode the 8 mile trail. As a moderately experienced rider it was a good challenge that is not dangerous. Two climbs that will burn the legs a little bit but overall a good ride with just enough challenges.

trail running
2 months ago

Awesome place, pretty crowdedon weekends.

Beautiful cedar trail with birds and vistas.

Great trail with nice views over Lake Texoma, nice weather and great company, can’t ask for anything else!

hiking
3 months ago

Slightly experienced people would definitely call this an easy-moderate difficulty trail. The cedar brake trail specifically is the longest of a series of small trails in the cedar nature preserve. The loop itself is 1.9 miles with the access trail adding about 0.4 miles to the total hike. The cedar brake loop branches off to a less-than-spectacular lookout area about 3/4 of the way through. The main trails have quite a bit of traffic but it thins out farther into the cedar brake trail.

From Colorado and was looking for a weekend hike. The Eisenhower trail along Lake Texoma was a nice getaway. Nothing too exotic or unique about the trail. Came a day after rains and the trail was quite muddy. Did find a Cove which exposed the prehistoric sea floor and if you look carefully you can find fossil remnants in a lot of the stones that were exposed. The trail is composed of areas of dirt, gravel, uneven rocks and short elevation gains up and down. I would agree that this is a moderate hike. If you bring your dog(s) be conscientious about the path materials as it might make their paws sore.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked the blue loop (7.2 miles) and the red loop (12 miles) this week. There are large sections of the trail that are thick with bluebonnets right now. I also saw a bobcat and a large rattlesnake.

hiking
3 months ago

good trail for our location. definitely will get your heart pumping as there are a couple of decent ascents/ descents.

hiking
4 months ago

I hiked the 8 mile trail. It is a beautiful trail. Lots of bike traffic today. That slowed me down a bit. Other than that it's a great workout and the perfect time of year because of all of the flowers that are blooming.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely the best trail in the area! This trail has multiple trails on it that were easy to navigate and included beautiful scenery. Lots of incline that kicked my butt. We went on the weekend and there were a lot of people. The only thing I didn’t like was we almost stepped on a rattlesnake, but that’s nature for you! There were many signs warning to watch for snakes. Other than being traumatized by my encounter with the devils serpent (lol) I will definitely go back! AND IT WAS CLEAN!!! Very little trash laying around.

One of the most boring trails I’ve ever been on. We did a little over 3 miles from the trail head and turned back. I guess it’s ok if you live nearby otherwise do anything but go on this trail.

I'm not sure why cottontail is hard and this is moderate, but they are both great. Lots of steep elevation so wear good supportive shoes.

Enjoyed the views - a nice, short hike to get away from the city.

Good hike.. enjoyed it

hiking
5 months ago

such an awesome trail! hiked the 8 miles today with a friend and we had a great time. dirt trail mostly trees about half shaded and a little lake views.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I would rate this as moderate, not difficult, as someone who hikes often. But I think for this area, which is pretty flat, it could be considered difficult. Though this loop is only about 2 miles, there are a lot of trails off of it that can easily make your hike as long as you like. Some pretty views, the trails are very clean and well marked. I would go again if I was in the area.

hiking
6 months ago

To me, this the best trail in Dallas - Ft. Worth. Challenging and quite surprising if you've never been here. I started coming here back in the 90s web it was the little-known Dallas Nature Center. It's still as naturally beautiful as ever, but these days, there are a LOT of folks out here on any decent weather weekend, so solitude is a thing of the past. If you have a schedule that allows, or a day off, come on a weekday.

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