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

At one point the trail disappears entirely. Cool area with spots for swimming. Went on a Sunday, was not very crowded and parking was easy

trail running
20 hours ago

Bring more water than you think, we ran out. Awesome views throughout the hike!

hiking
21 hours ago

Definitely steep! Definitely hard! Definitely worth it!! We hiked old baldy with our 4 kids (13,11,9,7) they thought the hike was super tough, but they pulled through and really loved the hike in the end! We hiked in the morning and the trail wasn’t busy and the weather was much cooler (we hiked in August)

i haven't yet been here but am currently looking for a good trail to run with my dog along and this one looks great from what Ive seen so far, ill be tryi g it tomorrow cant wait.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Been riding these trails for like 30 years. Something for everyone. Can’t get lost...

HARD - I do a fair amount of hiking, but this trail was no joke. lots of elevation gain and a pretty relentless climb for the first mile or two. we started early around 6:50AM and were done in a little over 4 hours. bring lots of water, more than you think you’ll need and then some - the heat gets to you pretty quickly. I highly suggest starting early as it both provides some solitude on the trail and a break from the high temperatures that you will experience on the descent. the summit offered some great views and provided a nice place to relax for a bit before heading back down the mountain. I would definitely do this hike again and definitely recommend it if you’re training for any sort of thru-hike. have fun!!!!

Really enjoyed this trail! Pack your water especially if it’s hot!

This trail is more for bikes. They have a way better trail with better amount of miles. There is no shade for walking so make sure you wear hats and a lot of sunscreen.

This is a great trail, full of challenges, both uphill and downhill.... view is awesome!!

Arbor hills is an excellent nature park for a quick hike and "get out of the city" trip. The park offers plenty off trail paths trails to adventure! My puppy and I love the fresh air and scenery here!

Beautiful bridges and lovely nature ! Trail is well paved too

It was nice walking this trail, but I wish there was water.

A beautiful hike, with tremendous views and really fun in the technical section (I would skip using the chains and simply climb up using the natural hand-holds). I've done it in both directions and prefer starting in McKelligon Canyon and ending at Trans-mountain road (the decent into the wash at Trans is a bit loose at the top but manageable). 2.5hrs start to finish, at an easy pace, but bring water as it can get hot!

Btw, we did manage to do it with one car, by having an Uber pick us up and bring us back to the start...

Hiked this on May 7, 2018.
it was hot, starting the day at 85 F and climbing to 100 F when we came off the mountain. Even with threr applications of sunscreen, I was burnt.

The views are amazing. The first mile is hard, becoming easier as you go on. Lots and lots of steps though.

thank you to the people that upkeep this trail!

The Canyon was cool in the valley with spectacular views that changed as the sun set. There are benches for resting, camp sites, and flushable toilets. Bring plenty of drinking water. It’s only $5 per person and the park stays open until 10pm. It is dog friendly and some trails for horses. We also saw mountain bike trails. I’d recommend this Canyon to families with kids and pets.

The company that build this little stretch of trail was Myers construction. I was the super, the forman, the surveyor, and one of the equipment operators. we cleared the land, build the concrete, the parking lot, i was there from start to finish. First and foremost yes the trail is ADA approved, which was a straight challenge. When building this trail that was pretty much the biggest requirement, of course past the returning the park grounds back to a natural landscape. the reason for the trail to be built with way is for one major reason. that is so people with walking disabilities, who enjoy nature, still have the opportunity to have a place to enjoy. for me... i love this trail for one major reason, it is a perfect bombing hill on a longboard. if you skateboard and are looking for a hill to bomb... this one is perfect. turns just tight enough to give excitement, slope perfect, give her a try you wont be disappointed.

Amazing hike, absolutely beautiful. Trail is very well maintained and easy to follow. Lots of cool geologic structures and fossils in the rooks if you're into that sort of thing. It is tough, felt like I hiked 4 miles straight up. There's not much flatness, zigzags all the way up. Well worth it when you get to the top.

Beautiful trail with a few spots overlooking the area. Nice scenic route. Some parts have an incline and a decline but not difficult for an active hiker even on the difficult trail.

hiking
2 days ago

The main paved trail would be great for running and biking. The off trails for hiking were ok. Always heard the traffic noise and a ton of garbage. Some pretty flowers but not much animal life. If you're close, I'd recommend it. I wouldn't travel more than 30 minutes to hike it though.

hiking
3 days ago

Busy trail with great views.

Nice trail with some good views. I would not rate difficult, moderate at best. If you want a more leisure hike this is for you.

walking
3 days ago

Nice trails but need to be marked better. Started on red and ended up on black then yellow.

It is an enjoyable trail with a mixed topography of rocks, dirt and exposed tree roots. There are a couple of moderately steep inclines, but not too challenging so children and dogs can make trip. This is my go-to for trail running as well.

Really pleasant & well maintained. Dogs appreciated the creek in the lower half. No need for some people to mark the trail with bags of dog poop.

this mountain is huge! I hiked it back in 1983 with a few Army buddies before they invented the internet. it's amazing that it is in Texas. who would have thought such a big mountain is in Texas. The main thing I remember is the top of the mountain was covered with ladybugs. I've seen that a few other times in the Southwest. I remember being impatient as there are some false Peaks and it took forever to get up there. Does anyone else still see ladybugs at the top?

super fun. technical turns and plenty of places to get some air under your tires

Great trail!

This is a really easy trail. Pleasant, paved the whole way, and pretty. We stopped at the lower Falls at the end and took a break to wade in the water, and it was very nice. Lots of dogs, but on leash only. There's a $6 per person entrance fee to the park. I'd recommend getting there early. The only issue is the lack of trail markers in spots, especially at the beginning. I would've been lost without a map on my phone with gps.

We came to hike, camp, and do a bit of trail riding. There are plenty of trails to hike. When you check in when you first pull in, you have to make a reservation and they’ll put you in your own camping spot and give you a map! They have dishing, canoeing, showers, a dining hall, everything! If you’re going on a weekend I’d call ahead and reserve your spot since they say they get packed, but we came last minute on a Thursday afternoon and got a good spot! The only downside was tent camping. It was good at first, but there are plenty of coyotes. They howl all night long and one of them got too close to our tent so we packed up and left. I’d recommend renting out a cabin they have there. Their fees are on their website!

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