Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth Guide Book

by Kathryn Hopper (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Dallas/Fort Worth  by Kathryn Hopper

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762752939

Best Easy Day Hikes Dallas/Fort Worth includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for nineteen easy-to-follow hikes in the DFW area. Discover top-notch trails and preserves that take you away from city life and show you a different side of North Texas—including Cedar Hill State Park, only ten miles outside of downtown Dallas, and Cattail Pond Trail, which feels like Texas Hill Country.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: Popular with families, scout troops, hikers, and geocachers, this trail winds uphill through woods and blackland prairie culminating in a hilltop view of Plano and its surroundings before looping back ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Addison, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This short loop through woods, fields, and wetlands is ideal for families with small children. The adjacent nature center features hands-on exhibits, educational programs, and a gift shop. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Westlake, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: This 417-acre park is a popular destination, particularly during soccer season, when the parking lots are jammed with local families toting tykes to weekend games. This hike makes the most of the park ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Plano, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Located only 10 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, this trail feels worlds away as it winds through the westernmost vestiges of blackland prairie on the way to Joe Pool Lake. The nearby Penn Farm Agr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Cedar Hill, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This moderately challenging hike to one of the area’s tallest peaks feels like it belongs in the Texas Hill Country. It can be surprisingly secluded given its central location in the Dallas– Fort Wort ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Duncanville, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This flat, wooded trail begins by a small playground and picnic pavilion and winds along a bubbling creek through a riparian forest and wetlands and past ponds. The ponds are home to an impressive var ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Colleyville, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: Hiking with buffalo? The herd here is fenced off, but getting an occasional glimpse of these iconic creatures of the American West adds allure and a photo op to this trail. With more than 3,600 acres ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Newark, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This comprehensive nature preserve is well worth the drive. The sanctuary offers a museum and a small zoo along with a wide variety of trails through wetlands, prairies, and forests. Educational marke ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
McKinney, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The former railroad right-of-way has gone from neighborhood eyesore to the place to see and be seen in uptown Dallas. It’s the closest thing North Texas hiking has to a singles bar, as the city’s buff ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Dallas, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This trail is largely for off-road cycling, but hikers are welcome as long as they give cyclists right-of-way. Located just off TX 114 in Irving, the trail winds through a leafy glade and then offers ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Irving, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This hike takes advantage of streets closed to traffic to enjoy a wide pathway through a post oak forest and to great views of Lake Grapevine. The trail goes past soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Grapevine, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: A popular dog park adjacent to this trail makes it ideal for canines. Educational markers identifying various tree species, a scenic dock overlooking a large pond, and well-maintained fields and a pla ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Euless, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This trail gets its name from its location—the north shore of Lake Grapevine—and is a favorite among Dallas/Fort Worth hikers, runners, and cyclists. The trail has lots of rocks and roots and lots of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Grapevine, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: With well-marked paved trails, plenty of picnic tables, and a great swimming beach for a posthike dip, this loop is well worth the drive. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Aubrey, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This flat, paved trail is popular with runners, cyclists, and hikers alike. The 1,300-acre park includes 8.0 miles of trails along the West Fork of the Trinity River, where the river’s steep banks are ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Euless, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This trail winds through a dense forest that features some of the region’s oldest trees, including some believed to be more than 300 years old. The preserve is the only spot in the world where eight ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Garland, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: Opened in 2008, this Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified education center and the surrounding nature preserve are popular with school children and birders drawn by informati ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Duncanville, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This 3-mile trail hugs the south shore of Lake Grapevine, offering stunning views and surprising solitude. The first part of the trail is through woods; the second part is along the shoreline. The tra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Westlake, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Before air-conditioning, White Rock Lake was where Dallasites went to cool off and teens cruised along winding Lawther Drive. But when city officials banned swimming and disconnected the scenic waters ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth"
Dallas, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
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