L B Houston Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Dallas, Texas. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.
L.B. Houston Nature Trails is a loop trail located near Dallas, Texas. The trail is good for all skill levels.
Clearing where the road is splits the trails up, making it a little difficult to find them.
Nothing special or too technical but very good for beginners and a good spot for a workout. Very well marked and maintained with several exits if you want to cut your ride short.
Currently a great trail after they trimmed all of the brush away! Some technical parts, as well as straightaways. All around a good trail. Just needs some more maintenance.
Did the trail on 7/10/14
I've done close to all trails in the Dallas area and Fort Worth and as far as glen rose. If you live within 5 miles of this trail, I could understand the "want" to go to LBJ.
The trail is not well indicated. Also, too easy. Don't park off of Sandy Hill find the other entrance.
This is known as being about the most basic trail around Dallas. It's first on the list for beginners. It's very tame and flat. While it has some good flow in a few parts and a couple of sections where you can right-out sprint, it's just not all that exciting. The most technical you'll get is a few dips and the tech loop which has tight turns, lots of roots, and close-in trees that actually can be a little tricky. The last time I went there, it was also very overgrown. I could hardly see the trail a few times because of the grass and I had to constantly watch out for low-hanging branches and twigs that were right about face level. The DORBA trail stewards are excellent at taking care of the trails, though, so I may have just gone right before a day when they moved through to clean it all up. The signage is very good and there are plenty of bypasses and exits if you need them. It's not a bad trail by any means and it's great if you're just starting out or the kids are, but if you're experienced and have a chance to hit a different trail, you might enjoy yourself more elsewhere. If you've never been, it's still worth a visit to see the trail variety in Dallas.
We love this trail! It is very well marked, it is a great trail for the whole family & it has a lot of variation. There are straight sections, s-curves, switchbacks, a dip loop, a technical loop, varied surfaces, varied terrain, and a few challenges in spots but not so tough that a beginner can't navigate. We all enjoyed this trail!