Explore the most popular hiking trails near Dallas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy to get lost, poorly marked. That is part of the fun though! Have gps or a compass and it’s a blast exploring all the fun trails.
Mild elevation changes throughout. Incredible scenery!

Very fun experience and I look forward to learning more of these trails.

trail running
5 days ago

This is my favorite place (so far) in NTX to trail run! So many challenging elevation changes, the air smells like cedar, it’s scenic, and I love encountering other runners on the trail. Bring real supportive trail running shoes!, even if you’re hiking, this loop is not for the faint of heart. Great bird watching & place to get your heart rate elevated.

Cool place to chill out in the weekends !!

Love this place ❤️

road biking
9 days ago

This is my local training spot for running and cycling. I love it but you do have to watch out for others...sometimes the cyclists are the jerks thinking they're at le tour and sometimes runners are the jerks wearing earbuds and can't hear approaching cyclists. Sometimes there are just families with kids who dart across the path. Overall, it's great. I like tacking on the other trails so I don't have to ride the loop multiple times to get in extra miles. It is a gem in the middle of the city and I'm so glad I live nearby.

Bike only,
Trail is really narrow
Not hiker friendly

Lots of pretty nature to see. High traffic on the morning of 4th of July. Some exposed areas out of the shade, so bring a hat and lots of water if going the summer. Trails are marked with various types of signs and some of them contradictory to others, so it's a little confusing. Also had a ton of cut throughs that make staying on the trails challenging, and again make it easy to get lost. If I'd taken my bike, I'd be annoyed with the amount of foot traffic. Still, it's beautiful.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Trail is well ridden and easy to access. Its pretty dry this time of year so the trail was dusty, but fast. My eight year old rode a few miles on the trail and had a blast but made the comment that it wasn't very challenging because it lacked elevation change.The trail is a nice alternative to more technical or scenic trail systems for locals, but I wouldn't make it a destination stop. Really its more of a convenience.

Overall, the nature preserve is nice, with many different path options to manage how far you want to go. Relatively well kept, but I did see a little trash along the trail.

My biggest issue is that the trail is poorly marked. Easy to get lost with lots of random offshoots to confuse just about everyone on the trail.

My second issue, which might be more of a preference, is that over half the trail is not shaded. If it’s summer in dallas, you will need to bring plenty of water for you and your dog.

One mile to the pond, one mile back! Such a fun trail! Tons of things to see! Beautiful views!

Great place! One of my favorites now. Hiking through the trees. Went and let dogs play in stream. Not many out with us in the morning. Shade helped keep the heat comfortable.

always a nice little escape. Use your GPs though it's easy to get lost.

Checked it out this morning, we entered through Katie Jackson Park the weather was in the high 80s but since it was pretty shaded it wasn’t bad! Brought my Boston with me and he did great! We’ll definitely go back again!

road biking
26 days ago

Relaxing view while biking. Water fountain and public bathroom available.

hiking
27 days ago

All paved, super flat. Easy start to finish and always crowded, even on week days. Very well-maintained and litter-free. The wisteria in the springtime is absolutely lovely. Stop at Katy Trail Ice House if it's a drinkin' sort of hike.

A surprisingly lovely hidden gem. Parts were a bit littered when I went. Navigation can be tricky, just pay close attention and have a GPS app. Lots of shade.

A lovely lake to take a leisurely bike, walk, or run. Can be quite littered at times. Watch out for cyclists, they'll switch between road rules and pedestrian rules in an instant. Check out White Rock Paddle Co for kayaking!

Best places with a lot of deep hills. Great workout place.

Beautiful place relax paths.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice, shaded running trail in the heart of the city. A nice escape from the hustle and bustle. Great for running.

Awesome park. We had a blast. It was our first time on the trail and we had no problems following the trail. The trails are clearly marked and no sand spurs.

Great biking trail. Beautiful view of the lake. Trees everywhere. Lots of birds.

mountain biking
1 month ago

excellent trails, can be very crowded. the easiest of the 3 lines is probably still a bit difficult for a first time rider. great area and scenery.

1 month ago

Very nice

trail running
2 months ago

Awesome place, pretty crowdedon weekends.

Easy hike and pretty views. Very quiet and not many people around. Only problem is none of the trails were marked and they all intersected with eachother. Very easy to get lost and walk in circles. Nice and close to downtown Dallas!

Very fun hike, had decent shade for most of the time. Had more wildlife than I had expected.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place. It's not very crowed early in the morning. We did 7 miles on the trail, it was great! I like that the trail was very shaded. I didn't see any bathrooms. We did see plenty of water fountains though

Amazing run I was sore for a week

Beautiful cedar trail with birds and vistas.

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