Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike Trail

MODERATE 367 reviews

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Plano, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

rocky

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

6 days ago

Wonderful paved walking path with numerous off road trails crisscrossing the area. Biking on the paved path or on the dedicated off road biking trail only. Very popular destination.

10 days ago

A regular spot for me and. My family! Offers a good range of walking/hiking and biking trails.

trail running
11 days ago

Just two miles away from Flatiron District, Arbor Hills has both concrete and dirt trails. The outer loop trail is a good dirt trail to practice trail running, and is 2.5 miles long, providing a nice five mile trail run or hike.

hiking
22 days ago

I live in Plano. It is the best park in the area, although Oak Point is more wild, Arbor Hills offers some fantastic family friendly trails. Good luck finding peace and quiet here because it is extremely crowded.

Playground is great for kids (2-12)

walking
1 month ago

Went with my husband and daughter. Our 2 year old loved the playground, which was conveniently located right across from the restrooms. So grateful to have found this place on a hot summer day. There are a lot of non-paved trails that are great for biking and running but the main trail was paved and stroller/wheelchair friendly. This place kept us in a comfortable and welcomed mood. We usually don’t stay at parks for more than an hour since our daughter gets fussy easily and the heat usually kind of chases us away. Luckily, with all the cool shade from all the beautiful trees and the calm streams, we were comfortable enough to walk around for about an hour and a half. It was peaceful and I think it even makes people a lot more friendly.

walking
1 month ago

Come here with the pups at least 3-4 times a week, before getting there they are already crying with excitement... needless to say they love it!

road biking
2 months ago

Too many people on the concrete trails walking if the off road bike trails are closed!

hiking
3 months ago

Varied landscape through the park and a choice of concrete trail when it's just rained or dirt paths when the weather is good. You don't really have to know where you're going when you go down the natural trails as you will eventually find your way to the big concrete trail.

3 months ago

Good for your first hike. Mostly concrete trail though part of trail is dirt path. The dirt path becomes muddy when it rains on the day before

hiking
3 months ago

Busy on weekends, but great during the week

4 months ago

Love it! My dog loves the trails.

hiking
4 months ago

perfect to take a long walk with the dogs and "get lost".

hiking
4 months ago

Was really nice. First one we’ve done. Pulled in and parking lot was full, so we were worried. But, found space to ourselves. Nice to have option of dirt trails and paved. Spent 2.5 hours there finding plenty to do.

4 months ago

Great trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Considering Texas is ridiculously flat this was pretty good! My dog loved it!

walking
6 months ago

Nice walk. I'd say this is more of an easy than a moderate, though.

hiking
7 months ago

FIRST time here and walked the outer loop trail and back. it wad very windy the day we went sio the trees helped break that up but was still enough breeze to be comfortable.

hiking
9 months ago

Excellent Hike.

9 months ago

walking, biking, and hiking.. family friendly.

mountain biking
10 months ago

I went at 8am on a Sunday. Lots of walkers but few bikers. The trail was intermediate in difficulty. I am a newb, I found it a bit challenging. But exhilarating.

10 months ago

Very nice scenery, but too many people.

hiking
10 months ago

This nature preserve was very enjoyable. We started out on one of the unpaved paths, and made our way through the various trails - mockingbird alley, sparrow way, pond trail, etc. These trails were well maintained, and there was lots of wildlife especially birds present. As we started on the paved path, we saw a deer about 20 yards away. On a hot day make sure to bring plenty of water as it can get pretty tiresome on the paved trail under the sun without shade. Beautiful preserve...will definitely visit again! My only complaint would be that the unpaved trail (inner) wasn't as vast, maybe a mile or so all around. It was much nicer than the outer unpaved trail which was just an open field trail which was not as scenic as the inner trail! At least Arbor Hills has both styles. The observation tower is neat and provides a cool area overseeing the tops of trees and houses. Great for beginners looking to experience a bit of nature.

10 months ago

In no way would I call this moderate. This is a wooden walking trail that gives north Texas a little slice of nature. Nice place to talk your dog for a longer walk, nice shade.

hiking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Wouldn't really call it a moderate hike. There are lots of photographers in the morning and evenings. It has nice views, good shade. Good destination for a short nature walk.

hiking
11 months ago

Lots of options (paved/not paved), but can be crowded.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Love it.. at night, the fireflies join me on my run! ❤️

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Lots of side trails that would be nice to have on the app!

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Our first hike of the summer was fabulous!! A lot to look at with shade from the trees!!

backpacking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Pretty nice trails for walking dogs and getting a little bit of off road walking in. They aren't terribly long trails but you can loop them a few times. It does get fairly busy at times. It's always clean.

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