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    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center Loop Trail

    28 days ago

    This is my favorite place to walk in Denton and most of Dallas. Very beautiful with lots of flowers, birds, wildlife. The trails are easy and well-maintained. The area shows off a couple of ecosystems such as wetland and grassland. And it's never been busy whenever I've visited.
    Be aware that it gets quite muddy after a good rain. There's also cows that freely roam the area, so don't step in their huge scat piles!

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed North Shore Trail

    28 days ago

    Nice walk/trail for being in a populous area. If you walk along the water, especially towards the beginning, there's a beautiful quartz vein that runs through the rock. It gets hot, even on a cooler day, so bring lots of water and wear proper sun protection.
    The general area is good for families, although I would say the actual trail isn't. Lots of bikers; most are friendly and give a heads up, but the path is very windy and sometimes there's not much warning for an incoming biker. You can rent kayaks at the entrance to the park and that seems like it could be lots of fun.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Manzanita Spring Trail

    28 days ago

    Pretty uneventful. The trail was paved and there wasn't much to see. The spring is just a little pond basically. We were there in May and there was no wildflowers and we didn't really see any wildlife. I would say to use your time elsewhere in the National Park unless you are looking for something super short and quick.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Wire Pass Trail

    28 days ago

    We would highly recommend doing this hike if you're in the area. It's fairly easy and is mostly down a dry riverbed. Towards the end, you go through a couple of slot canyons and you have to scramble at this one drop off point. We heard someone say there was a way around but couldn't figure it out. Once you get through the two slot canyons, it opens up into a confluence with Buckskin Gulch and the area is simply amazing. There's petroglyphs on the rock wall too. This is the best part of the hike so don't quit before you reach the end.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Lost Valley Trail

    28 days ago

    The trail is great but was wildly busy on a weekend day. There was barely any parking left and the trail was crowded. That being said, it's a fun hike with lots to see. There's a couple little caves and the one at the end of the trail is fun to crawl through. Bring a headlight or flashlight and enjoy. Right when you enter the cave, there's a room on the left that you have to duck into, but is quite tall once inside and is a cool place to see.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Emerald Pools Trail

    28 days ago

    We were here in the off season and it snowed. The hike was very pretty and offered some good views, but the pools were rather anticlimactic. I think the trail would be better enjoyed in the spring when everything is in bloom or in the fall (just not winter). I would also recommend going after a good rain - the water running off all the falls would be an amazing sight I'm sure and that would make this hike much better.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Centerpoint to Goat Trail

    28 days ago

    This hike was a little more strenuous that initially anticipated but the views from the bluff were great. We were there in the fall and the colors were beautiful. I would recommend hiking boots and possibly trekking poles depending on skill/ability. Part of the hike is through a drainage area during rainfall so expect mud if it recently rained.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Red Reef Trail

    28 days ago

    Easy trail that beautifully shows off the red rock in the area. There's a cave up on the cliff wall (keep your eyes peeled for it!) that has petroglyphs and the smoke stains from fires from a long time ago. There's a couple little paths to it so it's not hard to get to besides the uphill climb. Once you get to the boulder with the rope it gets more difficult to maneuver. Dogs wouldn't make it past this point and getting back down can be kind of tricky. When we were there, the wind through that section of the trail was quite gusty to you might want a windbreaker if you're there on a windy day. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Horseshoe Bend Trail

    28 days ago

    We definitely recommend stopping here, just be prepared for a crowd - especially at sunset. It's popular because it's just so beautiful! The hike is short and relatively easy, although some older family members had to take a couple of breaks. There are benches conveniently placed along the trail for this.
    We also went back in the middle of the night and there wasn't a single person there. We planned it based on moon set so we could look at the stars. Bring flashlights, sweaters, and be super careful around the edge (there's no railings).

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Sapphire Point Overlook Trail

    28 days ago

    Short, easy hike with beautiful views of the Dillon Reservoir. Would definitely recommend stopping for a stroll.

    Ashley & Derek Vitiello reviewed Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail

    28 days ago

    Very exhausting hike but well worth it - the view from the top is amazing. With each switchback the view just keeps getting better and better. The description says that the first 1-1.5 miles is the hardest, but I think it was all just very difficult. It's pretty much all switchbacks. Be prepared to work hard the entire trail. The trail is very rocky and is very difficult on the knees. I would highly recommend wearing boots with ankle support.