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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Plano, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

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Entrance is on West Parker Road west of the Dallas North Tollway.

Please remember that some trails are shared between pedestrians and bikers. Be cautious while on this loop.

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Reviews (679)
Photos (317)
Recordings (688)
Completed (1270)
Bri Supulski
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Nice area but is always overcrowded (even pre-Covid). Really hard to bike with so many people, not so bad for walking/running.

Dillon W
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Running

I would recommend this trail (paved/concrete trail) for a short/quick walk or run. There are are some short dirt trails as well and bikes are not allowed on several of the dirt trails. It is moderately busy in evening. I encountered other trail users at least once a minute when running a 10 minute mile pace, with mostly walkers in pairs and small groups/families- with a good proportion of young adults. A few runners and fewer bikers. Lots of shaded areas, gentle curves and slopes. Total elevation change over the 2.25 mile path is only around than 100 ft. Overall it's a fairly easy and fun paved/concrete path.

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Angeleena Flores
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Hiking

Would not consider this a hike. More like a walk. Nice scenery although .

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Courtney Burge
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HikingRocky

Nice little loop in suburbia, but the trails that go deep into the woods aren’t super well marked on the map or on the app. There are a ton of signs that go each way and don’t really tell you where you’re going. But the concrete trail is well marked and wide enough to allow for social distancing.

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Kristen Basta
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HikingMuddy
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Grace Morua
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HikingOff trail

We had a great time at this trail! Lots of beautiful trees, roots, and a waterfall! Definitely recommend

Kirsten Stickney
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Hiking

Many different trails. Pretty water. Lots of wildflowers.

Angela Jaggers-Clayborn
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HikingMuddy
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Brian Pruzzo
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Walking

The concrete path marked here is very beautiful!!! One of the best in DFW without getting on dirt! *use dirt trails for seclusion and even more beauty (not recorded on this route). On most dirt trails, bikes are not allowed...only designated Mountain Bike Trail (no dogs on that one). 5 stars reserved for dirt trails ;-) *PARKING is NOT Closed - Update needed

MJ Lewis
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Hiking

Was closed for maintenance today

Pam Wiley
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Hiking

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Anil Gangur
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Hiking

Excellent trail. Nice hiking after long time after COVID lockdown

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mercury SEVEN
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Mountain biking

The MTB trail is short at 2.5 miles, but it is challenging. The down hills are short, tons of switchbacks. Then you must make it back to the top of the hill. **they have blocked some of the parking due to COVID **

madyson benschneider
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J H
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Hiking

For being in the city, it’s alright. Relatively better than most of the others I know about nearby. You’ll have to ignore some of the caution or trail closed/rerouted signs to enjoy it a little more thoroughly.

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Wes Janson
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Hiking

This is a nice nature reserve near Plano with a creek that flows through and some surprising elevation change for North Texas. Some paths are paved; others dirt. Nice place for some light walking/hiking. Can be somewhat crowded on a Saturday.

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ALI Mahmoud
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Hiking

one of the few trails I've found in dfw that is scenic, hilly, and a little different. a little crowded when we went but overall had a good time

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Grant Rodolph
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HikingMuddy

Short backpacking trip with Payson’s new pack.

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Reed Hartshorn
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Hiking

Nice trails with options from paved in the open to dirt in forest. Great way to spend an evening.

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David Veletsky
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Hiking

Was muddy at certain stretches of the north side but basically did a modified Indian creek - coyote ridge - outer loop combo today that was fun. A lot of people out because of Presidents’ Day too.

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Peter Petticolas
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Nice afterwork trail

Bin Wang
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Hiking

Well shaded. Visual insulation from city civilization. Main trail is paved from end to end. Highly recommend.

Brendon Flores
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Harsh Vardhan Pande
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Hiking

good 5.5 mile

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Julia Baker
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Hiking

I highly suggest to take a picture of the park map of the trails as soon as you arrive. Usually my AllTrails helps me just fine, but it was not loading very good on this trail. It kept showing my location not on the trail. The Arbor Hills loop connects to several different unpaved trails. The recording to this trail technically connects to two other trails. They are Day Camp Trail North and Tower Trail. The best way to not get lost is to compare your AllTrails map with the picture of the park map during your walk. On the plus side, I really enjoyed the observation tower views. This is the first time I felt like I was not on flat ground.

parham abbasi
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Hiking

Great trail but pretty crowded.

Rodney Enad
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Hiking

This is a really lovely trail. It can be really confusing due to the many route options available, and I would highly recommend bringing water. The first time I came here I got completely lost and turned around as the signs are not very helpful. Regardless, I really enjoyed myself and have enjoyed coming back.

David Perez
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Pretty great trail. It starts out fine and then it gets pretty confusing due to the lack of signs. There are tons of self made trails that aren’t on the map. Difficulty level is intermediate. I would recommend but bring some water with you.

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