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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Outer Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plano, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife 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 2.4 mi Elevation gain 121 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wildlife

Muddy

Over grown

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Barbara C.
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Hiking

Great trail.

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Anthony Torres
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HikingBugs

Arbor Hills is very nice to visit. People of all ages and demographics come here to walk, jog, run, or mountain bike. Very dog friendly Very kid friendly Every now and then you’ll see a small family on civilian bikes on the paved path riding responsibly.. no dumb kids going crazy.. I can’t speak for the mountain bike trails cause it’s just not my thing but the paved paths and natural trails (yes this place has both) are very nice and a nice little escape for 30min - 3hrs depending on what all you wanna do not including additional laps. Leave no trace :)

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Sara Lewis
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Hiking

Muddy only in certain areas but an easy and peaceful hike! Lots of pretty greenery and wildflowers. The loop trail is located inside the main paved loop in case anyone else gets confused like me! Haha.

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Sara Lewis
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HikingMuddy

Obviously got off the trail due to mud and some closed signs. Kept following other small trails until it looped me back, but it’s pretty, just a little too crowded for me. Will do again though!

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Elizabeth Navarrete
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Bhavik Soneji
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Jason Hammer
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HikingMuddy
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Julia Baker
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HikingMuddy

I enjoyed the seclusion of the outer loop. Its is not so busy with foot traffic. Other parts of Arbor Hills are always active with people. There are more woods and fields involved with this trail.However, it was a little muddy in some parts of the trail.

Chris Day
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WalkingClosedOver grown

good inner city trail. some closures. took about an hour since we let the dogs play in the creek.

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David Veletsky
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Hiking

Fun trail with a couple really pretty spots to get lost at near the creek. Bring water and take your time.

Adam Cruz
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Hiking

Be mindful of the trail closings on the NE side.

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Mark Kenneth
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RunningMuddy
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David Brown
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Backpacking

great for the entire family to navigate and dog friendly.

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Jim Mihalik
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Hiking

perfect trail for beginners and suitable for kids 8yrs and older as we saw many of this age on the hike. Some parts had roots and ruts but only for 15-20 steps at a time and no more than 5 or 6 spots. was dry but could be very muddy after a rain. leaves have fallen which provided a nice fall leaf trail!

Haesun Choi
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Hiking

Nice, busy trail for hikers. I saw two police cars due to a car break in which was surprising for a seemingly safe neighborhood.

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David Veletsky
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Hiking

Great trail that is easy to navigate and walk leisurely but allows for more experienced hikers to pick up the pace to get more of a workout in. The best part is along the creek beds. There are several spots to get off the trail and enjoy the seclusion and beauty.

Bruce Wayne
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trails are not maintained at all. overgrowth everywhere.

Rutvij Shah
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Parts of the outer loop are inaccessible due to erosion, suggested entry to the outer loop would be from the open field trail leg that continues into the Upland Forest habitat. Excellent trail in every other way!

Dan Fischelli
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One of the best trails in the area. Today the hike was a bit muddy die to recent rain. Watch for erosion and unsteady ground when it's like this. The rocks are very slippery off trail. Enjoy the beautiful flowers alongside the trail!

Jacque M
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Hiking

Hiked on 4-21-19. Beautiful trail with lots of wildflowers, big landscapes, winding woodsy areas. Great place considering how close it is to the city. The dogs loved it, too.

Paige O'neal
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Chris Sherrod
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Hiking

Philmont practice 1

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