Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice trail that has improved significantly over the last few years. Trail has some pretty nice inclines and winds it's way through a fairly dense cedar brake. Crowds are definitely an issue when the weather is nice and especially on weekends. Avoid completely within 3-5 days following a moderate rainfall as the mud can make for a less than nice outing. TIP: Hike when the temps drop into the 20's and 30's and you will just about have the trail to yourself.

Well-maintained, well-marked trail that's good for a one-hour walk. You'll encounter lots of cyclists, since a good part of the trail is a Dorba trail. But it's actually not as crowded as I would have expected (we walked here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon).

trail running
1 month ago

great trails

If you like walking through the woods with no views and no excitement, then this trail is for you

trail running
1 month ago

Love the challenging trail. It’s very useful to measure your endurance over time.

Decent incline, some nice views, but pretty short. More of a walk in the woods than a hike. Very lightly trafficked, which my dog and I enjoyed!

1 month ago

This is a great urban trail and is heavily used by the citizens of Dallas! It’s not a wilderness hike in the Rockies, but it’s great, just the same!

Is ok but too many aholes on road bikes who think they own the road,

trail running
2 months ago

Decent trail for running.

trail running
2 months ago

Great to run and people watch. Easy on the knee as there are no incline.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome place , awesome view , I had been their last Saturday , it was raining , the view was just something to watch out for. Nearer to the city and such a lush green landscape hard to find.

This is a nice trail in the middle Dallas. Every piece touches the lake where you can see the birds and activities.

I've hiked all the trails. Great trail system.

Only did half mile trail. But definitely liked it. However it is the busiest trails I have ever seen. No less than fifty cars in the parking lot. In the middle of the week 30 min. Before it closes.

great place to take the family and for runners and bikes. There are better trails out there for hiking though.

just another good hike at Cedar Ridge

must hike if you're going to Cedar Ridge

favorite trail at Cedar Ridge. wife loves it when the bluebonnets are in bloom.

road biking
3 months ago

White rock lake is a good trail to take the whole family to

Nice, easy walk with well maintained trails. It looks like separate walking & biking trails at first, but quickly comes together, which is not an issue. Wish I had a map!

3 months ago

the trail head is labeled to start across a heavily trafficked highway, not sure why they want you walk across a street as your start. I left before I started

Harvey traffic, the terrain is not easy, and dogs must be on leash.

trail running
3 months ago

I hate running on pavement, and the 5 miles I ran today are all pavement. not a great running trail, but nice, scenic walk or bike ride through the city. Nice by SMU campus.

walking
3 months ago

Made the full loop recently. One of the many hydrating stops had a water mister which was perfect on a hot day.

3 months ago

This is walk. Not hiking as in a national park on a trail.

very nice!!!!

trail running
4 months ago

Well maintained and good for many activities at all age and skill levels. Nice escape from the traffic and has some decent views of the Dallas skyline.

Trail is cared for, only encountered two downed trees that were really in the way at all, a big one at Katy's loop at the far east. It is dry, sometimes dusty, and lots of overgrowth on most sides of the trail.

There are a few little clearings, especially around the pond right after you cross wildwood drive. There are several picnic tables there which look to have been put there by BSA eagles for their projects. These were the nice little areas that made you feel great about the hike - not just like you were hemmed in by brush.

The last half, when you are walking the Trinity, there are many places where people come in and fish. There tends to be a lot of trash, either from the high tide, or just inconsiderate people fishing there along the river.

Overall, a good 2-3 hours leisurely stroll through, or way quicker hike if you want to hoof it. Well shaded, so fairly cool the whole time. Lots of bypasses.

You can visit the California crossing park across the Trail Head and see a small spillway. Kinda fun, but again, all the inconsiderate people there leaving trash is a bit off putting.

4 months ago

Wonderful Pl. for a neighborhood walk

This is a very short trail, but there is an incline so it may be hard for young children. The trail is pretty overgrown but you can easily keep track of it. During the summer it's hard to see the dallas skyline where the bench is, but it should be much more visible as the leaves fall! You can hear the cars and the dart train but you can not see them from the trail. The trail head is kind of hidden, it's in the clearing of trees next to the big power line tower. Lots of bugs in the summer so put on bugspray! There are lots of shaded areas but also some clearings so suncreen is a must also.

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