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15 hours ago

Fun hike with some decent elevation change.

The vistas were pretty and the waterfalls were gorgeous.

Definitely a worthwhile hike!

The road to the trailhead leaves much to be desired! But the trails are beautiful once you get there. Great place for viewing cactus blooms in the spring

There’s a lot of off sidewalk on the west side that’s a lot nicer than the sidewalk parts.

Good trail but I would rate it as moderate instead of easy. The elevation changes aren't treacherous but the trail is rocky and if there is ANY moisture, quite slick.

But overall, it was a nice hike. We did 3.3 miles and it look 1 hr 45 mins.

hiking
22 hours ago

Great variation for a hiking trail and beautiful lake views. I went in through the (free) Murrell Park entrance and only wish there was a bit more signage. I think I hiked 6 miles of it - but I have no idea! I did late afternoon on a weekday and didn’t run into too many people so that was nice.

hiking
22 hours ago

Dimple & short. A bit of trash along the creek which sucks, and the trail is straight not a loop so you have to go back the way you came. Not bad for a residential hike

hiking
muddy
23 hours ago

This trail has terrible markers, I had to use the app the whole entire hike. There was trash, and broken glass everywhere!! After you turn on the east side of the trail it becomes a dirt road? It looks like they’re working on making it into a road but are at the very beginning stages. This trail is NOT WORTH IT.

Great for walking dogs.

Very little “off the concrete trails”. The pathway that wraps around the lake is all concrete. The wooded area with dirt trails is behind the spillway. It is a decent area, although it’s pretty small. During the warmer weather, definitely use mosquito repellent, as they are horrible in there. Also, there is a ton of poison ivy, so use caution when going through the overgrown, and narrow parts of the trail. I’ve noticed a lot of spray paint graffiti, so there might be teens hanging out. No big deal, but I always like to be aware of who might be around. Especially, in more hidden areas.
White Rock is definitely one of my favorite outdoor places of Dallas. I grew up in Lake Highlands, so it’s been a place I’ve grown up going to. The city has definitely improved the area. Also, the Dallas police are active there. Either in their patrol cars or bikes.
Unfortunately, like in almost every area I hike in dfw, the creeks and woods are full of trash. It’s incredibly frustrating, because I very much believe in Leave No Trace. And, people who litter and don’t clean up after their dogs, are big A Holes in my opinion.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Took this trail in order to watch the El Paso sunrise. First time hiking in the dark. Started at 430 took me an hour to get there do do the fact that it is a little complicated to stay on train in the dark. The app helped a lot. Hiking up during the day is a great and can distinguish the trails easily. I don’t recommenced hiking in the dark but this the only way to get a decent view of the sunrise without having to go to up The Franklins, longer plus parks don’t open until 6 or 8. Recommended for sunrise views, but approach with caution. And prepare yourself with adequate lighting. Also watch out for Lechuguilla agave plant, they will sneak up on you in the dark if you don’t watch where you are going. Got 3 large thorns on my leg. Great trail worth all of that for the amazing morning views.

hiking
1 day ago

The front part of the farm was really nice, but the trail was TRASHY throughout most of it. There were also construction workers working next to part of the trail and some poor looking houses next to the trail. LOTS of mud and some kinda green moss...at least I hope that's all it was...on the trail. If they get it cleaned up I'd recommend it, but otherwise just stick with the part nearest to the road with the buildings. That's the only reason I gave it a 3 instead of a 2. I'd give the trail itself a 2, because it definitely has potential. it's just clear the city or whoever doesn't take care of it, which is REALLY sad.

I expected some nice river views and rock formations with the trail named Limestone ledge. River view OK but nothing else.

My daughter and I rode our bikes on this trail....LOVED IT!!!!

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 day ago

Still pretty washed out from last weeks rain but not impossible. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and gross and you’ll be fine!

hiking
1 day ago

V crowded. In the middle of the city. Lots of bikers

walking
1 day ago

Great walking trail. Paved walkway and benches along the routes. Clean restroom and trash cans along route.

Nice, wide, well maintained trail. Muddy in spots due to recent rains. Trail winds through primitive camping area.

i thought this was a beautiful easy hike. unfortunately i thought it ended at the barrier that says Trail ends here. found out on my way back that you're supposed to keep going past that to get to the lighthouse. i still enjoyed the beauty but wish it was posted better. beautiful sunny day in Januray, 60 degrees, perfect

I took my 4-year old and my dog hiking on this trail today and we really enjoyed it. The trail is clearly marked with white blazes, so it was very easy to find our way. There were lots of muddy spots on the trail, even some puddles big enough that we (and clearly many others) had to hike off trail to keep from getting shoes soaked through.

We had the place all to ourselves—we didn’t even see any mosquitoes, though given the swampiness of the area I’ll bet they swarm like crazy when it gets above 60 or 70 degrees. It was in the 50s today, so we lucked out. It’s January, so bare tree branches gave us a nice view of the river a lot of the time.

To address a previous poster’s confusion, the bluff lookout is just around the little loop in the road from the trailhead at the north end of the trail near the restroom. So you don’t hike to the bluff, you begin the hike at the lookout.

Run this trail a lot. It's closed to traffic in the morning starting at 0630 so it's a good place to run. The hills are intense and it will give you an intense workout.

Very good for hiking, but not for biking. Spent half the time walking or carrying my bike over the rocks. Also very muddy

on Walnut Creek Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Sunday late morning: beautiful, easy, lots of dogs running around happily in the creek, multiple parking lots

hiking
3 days ago

Turkey creek is always a go to for me, especially my dog! There are a few downed trees in the path now, and quite a bit of slippery spots if wet.. but other than that it's a nice trail. My favorite time to go is after it rains, it makes the experience a little more interesting with the higher water level in the creek. Definitely prepare to get your feet wet, and meet quite a few dogs along the way!
There are no bathrooms, or water fountains! so be sure to bring lots of water and prepare ahead of time.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful, well kept trail. Quite a bit of inclines if you take the longer path (outer trail). The waterfall, and creek were both very beautiful! I'd suggest lots of water and supportive shoes.. you'll be sore towards the end!

walking
3 days ago

First, the falls are wonderful and totally unexpected as this is in the middle of texas! The air is a bit tropical and humid, the climb down to the viewing area at the end of the trail is rocky and steep. I went in middle of August so it was very hot, humid, and miserable. Seeing the falls and the Colorado river was definitely worth it though.

The trail is mostly barren, minimal shade, and the ground is rocky so it's a little rough on the feet and ankles. Dogs are supposed to be on leash and pet owners are supposed to pick up after them however it didnt seem most people were following the rules.

This trail is difficult simply due to terrain being rocky, steep, and being shade less. It's a great hike with a nice reward at the end... only problem is you have to hike back!

road biking
4 days ago

I rode this trail from the Downtown Denton Transit Center all the way across the Lake Lewisville bridge and back.

There's numerous street crossings (some of which are very busy in terms of automobile traffic) where you have to wait for the crossing light, and even then you have to be careful because there's cars turning that will completely not notice you're there and will run you over if you try to cross while the "Walking" sign is green.

It's also not very scenic, you're basically riding past industrial parks, trailer homes, RV parks, and old run-down neighborhoods.

I would not recommend this trail!

We hiked the entire trail system on 1/13/19 as part of training for a rim to rim Grand Canyon hike in April. We loved the trail as a whole. We were very happy to have some decent hill training so close to Dallas. It’s a little confusing combining all of the zig zaggy shorter loops but for the most part, we loved the experience. It was a perfect 37 degrees when we started. We only encountered a handful of hikers throughout the trail.

We will be back and combine some of the shorter trails for increased mileage.

Nice walk the river is beautiful.

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