Your first thoughts of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex might not contain visions of the great outdoors and hike and bike trails. You are about to be surprised! Nature abounds around our most populated cities.
Trinity River Trail - Fort Worth
Easy: 16 miles, half day
Enjoy the open space of the country and the parks and riversides of Fort Worth as you wander this pretty urban trail. It’s nice to have options. The Trinity River Trail System gives you many. You can start your journey from the center of the city or you can start from way out in Gateway Park. You can bike, hike, inline skate, walk your dog, or ride your Trikke. You can hang out in the city or wander through the countryside.
Northeast Texas Trail - 132 Miles of Trails From Farmersville to New Boston - Trail de Paris
The trail is over unused railbanked raill bed. The trail passes though friendly communities that are welcoming to riders. There is a variety of terrain that travelers of the trail will encounter, please visit the Northeast Texas Trail website to help you plan your trip.
North Shore Trail - Grapevine
Lake Grapevine has a number of beautiful trails for hiking biking and walking. This is the most well known trail in the metroplex and it offers a variety of terrain for different skill levels. The members of Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association have a great website will help navigate this trail as well as others across the region.
Eagle Mountain Lake Park - Eagle Mountain Lake
Hiking the Ridge trail in about 40 minutes. Take the first right as you enter the trail head. The left trail has more elevation changes. This trail is part of the Trinity Trail System.
River Legacy Parks Trail - Arlington
River Legacy Parks Trail is a 8.8 mile loop trail located near Arlington, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. River Legacy Parks, which showcases bottomland forest, wetlands and prairie landscapes, is located along the banks of the Trinity River in Arlington. For some of the best cross country trail around plan your visit at www.riverlegacy.org. 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817-860-6752.
Cedar Hill State Park - Cedar Hill
There are 4 trails in Cedar Hill State Park. The largest DORBA is a shared use mountain biking and hiking trail. The remaining trails: Overlook, Duck Pond, and Talala are only used for hiking. Each of these trails will treat you to beautiful views of the park's flora and fauna. While in Cedar Hill be sure and check out some of the other area attractions.
Town Creek Hike and Bike Trail -Weatherford
This 3+ mile Town Creek Hike and Bike Trail opened in the summer of 2011. The trail includes access to Holland Lake Park. The length of the trail at this point is appr. 3.6 miles. There is an entrance to the trail from the Chamber of Commerce on Fort Worth Hwy. or an entrance at Boise Ikard Elementary school off Bankhead Hwy.
Cross Timbers Trail - Lake Texoma
Located outside of Dallas 35 miles NW of Sherman along the shoreline of Lake Texoma. Cross Timbers is 14 miles of beautiful shoreline and rocky terrain high above the lake.