Dallas, Texas, is known for its urban environment, but there are still several hiking trails and natural areas in and around the city where you can enjoy outdoor activities. Here are some hiking trails in the Dallas area:
Cedar Ridge Preserve: Located southwest of downtown Dallas, this preserve offers a variety of trails with different levels of difficulty. The trails wind through wooded areas, prairies, and along the Trinity River.
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White Rock Lake: White Rock Lake offers a 9.3-mile loop trail around the lake that's popular for walking, running, and cycling. The area has beautiful views of the lake and skyline.
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Oak Cliff Nature Preserve: This preserve offers hiking trails through a wooded area with some elevation changes. It's a great spot for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers.
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve: Located in Plano, just north of Dallas, this preserve features several trails through wooded areas, along with a lookout tower that provides panoramic views of the surroundings.
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Trinity River Audubon Center: While primarily an educational center, this location also has hiking trails through forests, wetlands, and along the Trinity River.
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Spring Creek Forest Preserve: This preserve offers short trails through a forested area, providing a peaceful escape from the urban environment.
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Harry S. Moss Park: This park offers trails that wind through wooded areas, providing a natural escape within the city.
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Lake Ray Hubbard Trail: This trail stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard and offers scenic views of the lake. It's popular for both hiking and biking.
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Northshore Trail: Located near Lake Grapevine, this trail offers a scenic hike through wooded areas and along the lake's shoreline.
Bob Woodruff Park Trail: This trail is located in Plano and provides a pleasant route around a lake with picturesque views.