Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Mountain Bike Trail

MODERATE 338 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

camping

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.

hiking
3 days 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.

24 days 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
1 month ago

Busy on weekends, but great during the week

1 month ago

Love it! My dog loves the trails.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Great trail.

hiking
3 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
6 months ago

Excellent Hike.

6 months ago

walking, biking, and hiking.. family friendly.

mountain biking
7 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.

7 months ago

Very nice scenery, but too many people.

hiking
7 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.

7 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
8 months ago

walking
8 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
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

backpacking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

The outer loop was a little muddy this morning after some rain, with some confusion on trail markings on the north end. Nice variety with some elevation change

walking
10 months ago

I had a great time walking the trails with my dog! I can't wait to go back and run :)

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice! We'll definitely do it again. We stayed on the paved trail this time, but next time we'll venture out onto the unpacked ones.

trail running
11 months ago

Very nice mix of trails with the main (roughly 2.5 mile) outer loop being a paved path with lanes. Several dirt trails run off and around the loop as well as some other offshoot paved areas. Some mild and rolling inclines, but nothing too difficult.

Overall, it's a scenic and well maintained set of trails on a nature preserve with plenty of birds. Will definitely return when in the area.

trail running
11 months ago

Love

walking
11 months ago

walked​ this trail mid morning during the week. parking lot was busy but the trail was not to bad. Took both of my dogs who enjoyed the trail. good trail for beginners, not much incline and many shaded areas. beautiful views and very quiet.

mountain biking
11 months ago

The bike trail was good, not too challenging but had plenty of elements to keep the heart pumping. I went on some of the other trails (which apparently you aren't supposed to venture to) and they offered more space and climbs. There was a nice water crossing next to the bridge that I kinda made up myself too. Overall a great ride and good fun.

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