Right now, it’s a bit hot to take a long hike outside with the kids, but soon enough the temperatures will start to drop—so having a list of trails in your back pocket will probably come in handy.
Check out these trails the next time you’re thinking about hiking or biking!
Editor’s Note: Be sure to check the trail’s website prior to packing up and driving over—COVID might have impacted operating hours.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center // 1206 FM 1382, Cedar Hill
Go here for a nice, easy hike.
Trinity River Audubon Center // 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas
Great for birding.
The Buckeye Trail // 7000 Bexas St., Dallas
Located near Bonton Farms—visit the café after your hike.
Great Trinity Forest Horse Trails // 2161 Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas
Bring your fishing poles!
L.B. Houston Nature Trails – California Crossing Trailhead // 1366 California Crossing Road, Dallas
Great for beginners and intermediate level hikers and bikers.
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve // 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas
Take the kids to the Cat Tail Pond.
Piedmont Ridge // 2400 N. Jim Miller Road, Dallas
Get a glimpse of the downtown skyline from here.
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve // 2875 Pierce St., Dallas
Did someone say bicycle burial ground?
Marion Sansom Park // 2501 Roberts Cut Off Road, Fort Worth
One word: Waterfalls.
Spring Creek Forest // Two parking areas: 1770 Holford Road and 1787 Holford Road, Garland
Take the Interpretive Walking Trail for an adventure.
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area // 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville
Excellent spot to see some wildlife or go kayaking.
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary // 1 Nature Place, McKinney
Great option for kids!
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve // 6701 W. Parker Road, Plano
Great for biking.
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