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trail running
3 days ago

Best trail system around, hands down.

We tried to go hiking but all of the trails were flooded. It didn't say anything about it on the park website. so if you're driving any sort of distance, I would suggest to call the park if it has been raining a lot. Other wise, the fall colors on that area are gorgeous.

Made it about halfway down (very muddy) trail when it dead ended into water. Trail was okay, nothing particularly interesting other than some short side trails. Bugs weren't terrible, but it was in the low 60s. It wasn't bad, but nothing worth coming back to.

10 days ago

Very muddy with mosquitoes but very pretty. Would like to do it again when it’s drier..

Great trails.

Probably one of the best trails I’ve hiked so far. Rough terrain with steep hills and lots of mud. Great view of the lake, beautiful scenery, and no trash was seen at all.

It is a very popular location, so expect to come into contact with others. Dogs not allowed, but we brought our dog with no problem. We also saw deer on the path two separate times roughly 10 yds ahead of us.

hiking
17 days ago

Great place for a fun hike with friends.

trail running
17 days ago

Love the challenging trail. It’s very useful to measure your endurance over time.

Is ok but too many aholes on road bikes who think they own the road,

Trail status dorba.org 
Please do not ride trail when closed on that site. Riding wet or muddy trails ruts the trail making it difficult to repair and can create dangerous conditions for users. Please follow appropriate direction arrows for biking or walking/running. Most of trail they are OPPOSITE for SAFETY reasons. Dog leashes are the law.

To all of the hikers who think this trail would be better without all of the mountain bikers, this trail wouldn't exist if not for the bikers. DORBA (Dallas Off Road Bike Association) created and maintains the trail. Thank the bikers as they pass you for providing such a gem in the DFW metroplex.

trail running
1 month ago

Decent trail for running.

hiking
1 month ago

This is my new go-to trail with my dog. Free to get in during the day at the Murrell Park entrance. I would consider this a mountain biking trail that allows hikers. Lots of bikes! Make sure you don’t have headphones in so you can hear the bikers coming up behind you. Everyone has been very friendly when passing and let you know how many are behind them and when it’s clear to keep walking. Definitely worth exploring!
The trail is narrow and one way with spots to turn around if you don’t want to do the whole loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, will definitely be back. Happened upon this one because the first trail we went to was closed. Bike traffic, but nothing bad, all bikers were courteous. Walked about 7 miles of the trails today, will more than likely go back next weekend and do a different portion.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for a easy hike. However, I can’t understate the level of biblical swarms of mosquitos that accompany this entire trail. Unless it is below 50 degrees or windy you may not want to attempt this hike. We kept to a forced march pace and were still harassed constantly. Yes we were wearing long sleeves and covered in deet. We saw several deer and a herd of hogs on our Saturday morning trek.

walking
1 month ago

Way too many mosquitoes as a result of recent rains and warm weather made it unpleasant. Even covered with bug spray we didn’t make it far before turning back. Will try again when the temps drop. Saw a group of hikers turn around almost immediately—now I know why the parking lot was empty even though it was a beautiful day.

Last year, I would have given this trail 6 stars, but I went out several weeks ago and the trails are just overcome by bikes to the point there is backup everywhere. The pace of the trail is slow for the reason when you are on foot since you are always getting off the trail to let the next ten bikers through. This was my favorite trail up until this year as the trails seem narrower and less runner and pedestrian friendly. I think they probably need to think about reclassifying it as a trail for bikers only.

However, with that said, the trails are always clean and those in the park seem to respect the surroundings and keep the site as they found it.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome place , awesome view , I had been their last Saturday , it was raining , the view was just something to watch out for. Nearer to the city and such a lush green landscape hard to find.

Watch out for bikers but a good trail overall

hiking
1 month ago

Love this place. It's right off of Denton Hwy so be careful or you'll miss the entrance. Not suitable for strollers or young children.
Make sure you bring bug spray! I was being attacked my mosquitoes constantly. I had my dog with me and he loved it. Some parts are a little tricky, but its also a bit muddy right now.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails, not difficult but still had elevation. Beautiful scenery all around!!

Great trail! Would do
It again. Worth the time to go! You do not feel you are in the city!

Cost: $7 per person.

Need I say more? Other states don't charge money to walk around in nature.

This is a nice trail in the middle Dallas. Every piece touches the lake where you can see the birds and activities.

I've hiked all the trails. Great trail system.

good walk

trail running
1 month ago

The first 3 miles of this trail are beautiful and amazing. The farther in you go, the less maintained it is. The super tall grass on either side has fallen in many places and the trail is often obscured by fallen branches and such. I also got a tick bite on this trail. Nothing against the trail there, just be vigilant! Also around mile 4 ish there is so much trash! Everything from trash bags to tires to an old refrigerator.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail system, but not recommended when wet!! The higher ground trail isn’t that bad but lower levels hold moisture well making for a messy ride. I can’t wait to ride when a little drier. p.s. Why is there a mountain bike sitting in some brush on the trail to the west?!

trail running
2 months ago

enjoyed what I was able to do, but it is severely overgrown after about a mile and a half. I switched over to the trail on the other side because there was no way around the dense overgrowth. there is also an excessive amount of trash on this trail. if I was out to hike for beauty, it would have bugged me. but since I was just trying to run through, it wasn't terrible.

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