Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

nature trips
1 day ago

My 7yr old loves this trail! Perfect for kids and the birdwatching is so cool!

1 day ago

It was a pretty stroll. I saw so many butterflies!

I like this trail as it is not filled with Mountain bikers. A little more challenging than the flat purple trail and has a few steep step ups/downs... but a novice can get through easily.

Rerating this trail... Not completely easy as there are some sections that have been eroded to make it hard for a "easy" walker to navigate. Sections of this should be upgraded to moderate, but combine this with blue trail and it is a great workout.

This is one of my favorite spots in the city! It is full of life on the trail and on the water- tons of amazing city view photo opportunities during a sunset or night hike- take a flashlight as the trail isn’t lit!

Felt like we were in an old western movie set, nice hike out on Juniper cliff side trail and hike back on Juniper riverside trail.

trail running
2 days ago

If you have business in Dallas and are looking for a nice loop trail for a quick run, this trail is ideal. Conveniently located near both major airports, nicely paved, relatively flat. The loop is almost exactly a 5k. It loops around a lovely lake. Granted, it’s in the city and near airports so you will hear street noise and jet noise.

Part of the boardwalk is destroyed so the trail is very small

Nice small trail. Great for beginners since most of trail is concrete.

I've ran there twice while on the road and plan to as I go through Austin today. I've ran one loop and two loops previously, I ran the full length both times for a 10 and 20 miler. Excited about returning as it's an awesome place to run!!

A wonderful family hike to Balanced Rock. Kids between ages 4-10 all successfully completed the hike. The gravel road to the trailhead was a little rough the last few miles. Big family fun!!!

What a great Hike! Water runs next to most of the trail. I wouldn't rate it as easy though. Lots of ravines to go through - which was fun, but challenging.

We started at Mountain creek reserve. As soon as you get on the path to walk, the scenery totally changes. While on one side there are trees and shrubs, the right side is a constant eyesore of construction sites, equipment and noise and trash and the constant odor of sewage. We walked to the Bonnie and Clyde bridge, which was an unexpected fun site.. but again more construction surrounding it. There is trash littering that whole part of the trail, with signs saying keep out everywhere. The smell, the whole trail is really bad with sewage. And the swarms (yes swarms) of mosquitos was awful.. (obviously because of all of the standing water). We have walked many trails, this might be the worst ever. Not what we were expecting at all. Along with all of that, we were almost afraid to leave our vehicle in the parking area, because of all the youngsters sitting around in their vehicles watching everyone that drove in.

3 days ago

We really enjoyed the varying scenery and thought the 1850s cemetery was fascinating. There was very light traffic on a beautiful Saturday. We will hike here again.
There WILL be mud if we've recently had rain, but it was pretty dry when we were there.

Gorgeous scenery and an excellent getaway!

3 days ago

pretty neat trail. a little diificult at the top due to loose material. disappointed that you can no longer see any pictographs. please don't let your dog poop in the trail.

Lots of trash, no trail markers, not appealing.

Very rocky trail, but worth the view of Gorman Falls at the end!! Would definitely go back.

This park has tons of trails from paved and flat to hills, rocks and dirt. Had a great time exploring the side trails today. Also saw many deer close up.

Was a great trail for a beginner like me.

Great hiking in Austin!!

a little dirty at the beginning and had some people sleeping in their car in the parking lot early in the morning. Other than I enjoyed my run there and will probably go again.

Needs maps posted along Trail or better signage

Hiked the 11 miles from the east end in Weatherford to Garner. Wide and very well maintained. Path was flat and not really much elevation change, so makes for an easy hike/walk.

4 days ago

The park was fun. We took all the paths less traveled and felt like I was a million miles from civilization. Hardly no one was there this morning. AllTrails said it was 1.3 miles, but by doing all the loops and exploring, we turned it to almost 3 miles.
There is a large area where you can get some "bushwacking" in and also you can sit on the boat docks for a little while and watched fish jump out of the water. It was very serene.
We did climb the hill and got chased by a Chihuahua. Saw no other animals. I was ready for a wild hog to come running out at me, had camera ready and everything. I guess we were too early for them?
I didn't find it all that dirty though I did see a pile of trash bags and a tire all piled together in a section. Someone seemed to be cleaning up.
We had a good time out there for a runner up on our morning hike.

It's so beautiful here!! love this trail

45-minutes from north Ft Worth, it's our go-to when we don't have time to go too far, but want a nice walk. Sure it gets busy during the summer months because it is shaded, but it's well worth the time. We take our dachshunds and they have a great time.

Nice views of the lake

One of the most rewarding hikes I have ever done.

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