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I don't know why it says no dogs, but I took my dog on a run/hike here and it was awesome! It was a little muddy because of recent rain, but I loved it. It was surprisingly quiet too, considering there's a gun range close to here. I'm not sure if the range was closed today so that's why we didn't hear anything, or what. We were the only ones on the trail for a while. passed another runner and one other person pulled up as we were leaving. I like how secluded it is, too. thanks for the great find!

This park is beautiful!
Horse friendly, dog friendly

Can we bring dogs there

Nice for a afternoon light walk. Went in early February so not much to see. Though it’s in nature there is a lot of evidence of human activity. Platform trails, bridges, built up and framed gravel trails with benches spread through out the center.

hiking
20 days ago

Come out in late March through most of April to see the bluebonnet blooms. The trail also features a lookout tower where you can get a nice view of the surrounding area.

hiking
21 days ago

I would rate this as moderate, not difficult, as someone who hikes often. But I think for this area, which is pretty flat, it could be considered difficult. Though this loop is only about 2 miles, there are a lot of trails off of it that can easily make your hike as long as you like. Some pretty views, the trails are very clean and well marked. I would go again if I was in the area.

A fairly challenging trail that offers some great views. Crowded on nice weekends; come on weekday if you can.

hiking
21 days ago

To me, this the best trail in Dallas - Ft. Worth. Challenging and quite surprising if you've never been here. I started coming here back in the 90s web it was the little-known Dallas Nature Center. It's still as naturally beautiful as ever, but these days, there are a LOT of folks out here on any decent weather weekend, so solitude is a thing of the past. If you have a schedule that allows, or a day off, come on a weekday.

Great paved trail around the lake & beautiful wildlife especially for bird watching. I rented one of the bikes and biked about 3 of the 9 miles. Beautiful lavish homes lined the west side of the lake- amazing architecture. The lake was littered in a few areas, but other than that the grounds & trail was well maintained. I’ll definitely be back.

trail running
1 month ago

I enjoy this trails every time I go

hiking
1 month ago

excellent trail for being in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. a lot of steep inclines and drops make this trail and it's sister trail cattail pond worth doing. I actually do both trails together. You will not be bored. my work has me off for extended periods and when I am off I walk this daily. When you combine the two my exersise app shows it is 4 miles and total climbing elevation if you combine all the up and downs is 826 steep climbing ft

Great trail

I've been biking on this trail for over 10 years, and have never had an incident other than being stared at by a coyote and almost running over a snake. That said, I simply wouldn't walk on this trail alone. As others have said, the trail passes through some fairly isolated areas where you're liable to encounter some sketchy people living under bridges and what-not. I still bike it from time to time, because it's easier to find another cyclist to keep in view while traversing the sketchy areas. This would be a nice trail without all the negatives from being in a large urban area, such as trash, graffiti, and potential for crime.

walking
1 month ago

This is a very easy paved loop around the lake. It can get very busy at times, but as a result it tends to be much safer than the White Rock Creek trail which adjoins it (that trail passes through some sketchy and fairly isolated areas). It's a nice trail for biking or walking, with lots of nice scenery. One interesting tid-bit: On the southeast side of the lake, maybe a mile north / northwest of the spillway and near the boat house / pump station, you might see and/or hear some feral parakeets in the trees.

hiking
1 month ago

App says 250ft elevation change—thing is you do that over and over! More up and down then I expected but was a Blast! Much respect to the folks that were running this trail!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I was 9mile hike, it was very good hike,

Really pretty paved trail in the middle of a big city. Great views of the lake and best dog park in Dallas.

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