L B Houston Nature Trail

EASY 52 reviews

L B Houston Nature Trail is a 7.6 mile loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

no dogs

L.B. Houston Nature Trails is a loop trail located near Dallas, Texas. The trail is good for all skill levels.

walking
6 days ago

Nice trail for its location; trash aside there’s a wide variety of birds and bugs. Nice trees. I always joke about finding a dead body someday because of all the people sitting around smoking and the discarded condoms and needles you can find, but then I found two dead dogs on the west half of the trail. Still walk there, 3/10 for all the litter but +2 for birds and bugs and +2 for the sense of danger making me feel alive. Total 7/10

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Ok for a short day hike

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Not a trail to make a day trip out of- more of a walk than a hike. If you're looking to get close to nature, I would dedicate time to finding a more rural trail. Throughout our visit the air was filled with soft sounds of a nearby highway. Not disrupting in the least but it does prevent you from feeling totally immersed in the trees.

The nature we encountered included a variety of birds and many vibrantly colored crown spiders. Evidence of snakes, though we didn't come across any.

This isn't a place most people come to to enjoy nor appreciate nature- trash is common. The nature itself is still beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

I like this trail for an easy little ride close to my home in Irving, but I too was uncomfortable with a couple of seriously sketchy-looking dudes sitting in separate cars at the trailhead yesterday. Just sitting. I rode around where I could keep an eye on my truck until they split. It took awhile. My vehicle was still there when I returned. Yay!

5 months ago

Extremely sketchy. Pull up to the parking lot and it looked like guys sitting in their cars waiting to do a drug deal. We never even stopped to get out because we were being watched.

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Firstly, allow me to give this trail a bit of context. If you are looking for a grand communion with nature, or photos for your new calendar, or an idyllic spot to vacation with the family, this is really not the trail you seek. This is located in gritty North Dallas, not far from strip malls and light industrial buildings. However, if you happen to be in this area, as was I, and wish to take a walk through the trees, this trail may suffice.

Allow me to say unambivalently, that were I a solitary female, I would not hike here. Were it after dark, and I were unarmed, I would not hike here. If I saw a scary psychopathic clown on the trail ahead of me, I would not hike here. I think my meaning should be clear. In the day hours, with a mate or two, it seems harmless enough.

The trail is easy enough to follow. The trail is flat almost the entire loop, with only moderate inclines. You would be walking through woods much of the time. You can see a small lake, and also a river. I couldn’t see any signs directing your poochie dog to be on a leash, but it looks at least as dog friendly as it is people friendly. There is a public bicycle pump near the trailhead, and lots of bicycle tracks on the trail, so I will extrapolate at least a modest popularity of this trail with mountain bikers.

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

walking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Clearing where the road is splits the trails up, making it a little difficult to find them.