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

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hiking
11 days ago

We are seasoned hikers that have hiked all over the country. This trail is obviously not the Rocky Mountains in terms of skill or views. However, with its small gain it can be used to do some mild conditioning to prepare for larger hiking trips along side additional strength and conditioning training. Wear mosquito repellent from May through late-November.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail for the area. Well kept. Mixture of woods and prairie areas full of flowers. Plenty of opportunities to cut the full loop short for convenience. Did over half today because that’s all that I had time for but I look forward to coming back to finish.

on Erwin Park North Loop

walking
1 month ago

Amazing trails. Well cared for. We hiked and would love to bike them also. Parts of the trails are more moderate with tight turns and some steep hills. Some spots of mud but our short bassett hound made it through all of them with no issues. Will definitely be back.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail to hike with the family, lots of space to explore and lots of wooded area. Just look out for mountain bikers on busy days. Great experience.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Really beautiful place especially in spring. I got a little confused it's not well marked( I'm by no means an experienced hiker) and I didn't have a lot of time to explore maybe next time I can complete the 2.7 mile loop. saw lots of birds and a turtle by a creek. narrow paths but I may have been on the mountain bike route. Nice walk overall.

I love this trail. It’s short and easy. It does flood often, but I always wear my big waterproof boots, so the water doesn’t bother me. Plenty of animal tracks, snakes, birds, etc. Neat little meditation area. Only bad thing is it gets quite muddy. But, it looks like park workers come out and clean it off every so often. This is definitely a nice, peaceful, little dirt packed trail to explore.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

beautiful trails.

Cost of $10 to hike or walk. Very manacured trails. Easy for anybody.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Muddy, however that was to be expected. Keep your map open, trail is not marked clearly. Fun with my 12 year old and 2 dogs. We will be back!

hiking
2 months ago

Not bad trail. It's a paved flat trail that circles the lake. The park and trail has been here for years but recently added to AllTrails. I've walked it a few times and it's about a mile. I would suggest hitting up the nature trail by the community center. It's about 2 and half miles combined I think. Even during the week, the park is busy. there around 10 people on the trail with even more on the weekends.

this is a nice trail but it's in a flood plane. so this trail will be muddy and have standing water on the trail for weeks after a heavy rainy season. it's a little short with the amount of land available for them to use. maybe they will add more trails in the future. As to the trail itself, its nicely maintained for a primative hard pac dirt trail. During my visit I was only able to finish half of it. the other half was to muddy with ankle deep water that made the it impossible to go around. McKinney had a several severe storms pass through the area causing several trees to fall across the trail. The last part of trail will take weeks to over month without every rain to dry out. the first is dryish with small pockets of mud. There are no trail markers at the intersections but the trails either dead end or loop into the main loop. I plan to walk this trail on days I cant get out of town to do some hiking.

Very nice, wide walking and biking path.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

really enjoyed this trail

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Great place to take your dog. The path is essentially a long bike trail, but right now it’s closed to the bikes. Perfect for hiking and walking with the dog. Lots of diversity in the area and open plains to let the dog run around for a while. Fairly light traffic, and enough space where you won’t run into a lot of people on the trail.

This trail is perfect for dog walking. It’s just over a mile with smooth terrain, but not paved. Be careful through - let it dry out for at least a week after it rains. Most of it dried out, but the last 100 yards was sticky mud.

NOT dog friendly. Beautiful but leave the pets at home.

Great walking trail, mostly plank trail with some over wetlands.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Trail is secluded and well maintained. Used our Trails GPS map bc the trail itself has very few markets. Great mix of terrain. I would definitely rank it as more of an easy hike.

Easy and friendly.

hiking
5 months ago

Great place. Different terrain creates a pleasant experience. Trail tough to follow on the prairies as they are rerouting it. Lots of water. Seemed remote.

A rare park that will soon be surrounded by the suburbs, but is big enough to experience some quiet notwithstanding the occasional cow moo or airplane. Rolling hills provide some elevation changes and the scenery during a hike or ride switches from bottomland forest to grassy plain. Great place to escape to, especially if you live close by.

trail running
5 months ago

Love the fact it hides in McKinney and is so close to home. Pretty easy to get lost though. I recommend have your phone with a map up when you're here other than that it has great level changes, streams, covered paths hidden underneath trees. Defintely, highly recommend it.

Nice path great for families and strollers

walking
6 months ago

Go on the week day if possible. Great place to take photos , so that’s a little annoying

hiking
6 months ago

Wish it was marked better. It was difficult to follow at times. We did enjoy the elevation, made it a bit more challenging. It was also shaded well most the trail. We will try it again.

I love this trail! So glad I found it!

Really nice and well maintained trails. Next time I come, I definitely will give myself more time to explore.

hiking
10 months ago

Great place for a nice hike in the area!

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