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Gems in Dallas - Fort Worth Metro - 7

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gem Favorite Standing in dinosaur footprints at the "ballroom"!

Ballroom Dinosaur Tracks

(2) Glen Rose, TX
gem Favorite Stones of the stone circle

Stone Circle

(1) Glen Rose, TX
gem Favorite Relaxing local outdoor respite.

Prairie Creek Waterfall

(4) Plano, TX
gem Favorite A bison says "hello" at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

Bison Viewing Area

(3) Lakeside, TX
gem Favorite Historic Old Stone Dam across Cottonwood Creek.

Allen's Old Stone Dam

(1) Allen, TX
gem Favorite Down the trail to the lake

Penitentiary Hollow

(4) Mineral…, TX
gem Favorite Where the eastern portion of Riverbottom Trail joins the western portion, enjoy a view of the water and an abundance of waterfowl.

Caprock Trail Lookout

(4) Lakeside, TX

Recommended Routes in Dallas - Fort Worth Metro - 11

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Favorite Boardwalks in lower-lying areas help to keep feet dry.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Oak Point Park

2.6 mi 4.2 km 65' Up 19.9 m Up 65' Down 19.84 m Down

Parker, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite Looking west from the overlook tower about 0.7 mi down the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Cedar Ridge Loop

6.3 mi 10.2 km 655' Up 199.68 m Up 655' Down 199.78 m Down

Cedar Hill, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite The trail travels along a levee in the lower wetlands area.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center

3.4 mi 5.5 km 157' Up 47.98 m Up 152' Down 46.4 m Down

Cross R…, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite Lover's Leap
Intermediate Intermediate

Eisenhower State Park Loop

7.0 mi 11.2 km 341' Up 103.91 m Up 341' Down 104.05 m Down

Preston, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite The Observation Tower provides pleasant views of the surrounding area.
Intermediate Intermediate

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

3.4 mi 5.4 km 169' Up 51.5 m Up 168' Down 51.31 m Down

The Colony, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite Enjoy this view from the high point in the meadow.
Intermediate Intermediate

Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve

2.2 mi 3.5 km 62' Up 18.84 m Up 62' Down 18.8 m Down

Allen, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite When the DORBA Long Trail opens up, there are great views of the lake.
Intermediate Intermediate

Cedar Hill State Park Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 501' Up 152.59 m Up 496' Down 151.21 m Down

Cedar Hill, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite Saplings create a maze of dense forest.
Intermediate Intermediate

Goat Island Nature Preserve

7.2 mi 11.7 km 57' Up 17.38 m Up 58' Down 17.59 m Down

Hutchins, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite Beyond the bench are several rock ledges that offer good seating and better views of one of the prettiest lakes in North Texas.
Intermediate Intermediate

Northwest Ridge Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 163' Up 49.66 m Up 162' Down 49.46 m Down

Pecan A…, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite The singletrack trail travels next to the creek.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Spring Creek Forest Preserve

1.6 mi 2.5 km 27' Up 8.21 m Up 24' Down 7.23 m Down

Sachse, TX
Explore in 3D
Favorite The sun rises over Lake Mineral Wells State Park from the Cross Timbers Black Trail.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Cross Timbers Black Trail

2.5 mi 4.0 km 85' Up 25.85 m Up 84' Down 25.72 m Down

Mineral…, TX
Explore in 3D

Dallas - Fort Worth Metro Hiking

  • 591 Miles 951 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 271 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 170 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Dallas - Fort Worth Metro - 438

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14.2 mi 22.8 km #1Cross Timbers Hiking Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sherwood Shores, TX
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sherwood Shores, TX 29 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #2Canyon Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeside, TX
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeside, TX 14 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Cedar Brake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Hill, TX
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Cedar Hill, TX 11 
1.3 mi 2.2 km #4Texas Sunset
Intermediate Intermediate
Duncanville, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
Duncanville, TX
2.8 mi 4.5 km #5Trinity Trails: Haws TH to Panther Island TH to Cold Springs TH
Intermediate Intermediate
Fort Worth, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
Fort Worth, TX
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Bankhead Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Hudson Oaks, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
Hudson Oaks, TX
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Trinity Trails: Saunders Park to Hogsett TH
Intermediate Intermediate
River Oaks, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
River Oaks, TX
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Hair of the Dog
Difficult Difficult
Duncanville, TX
Difficult Difficult
Duncanville, TX
3.1 mi 5.0 km #9Teal Bandana Loop
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Rose, TX
Intermediate Intermediate
Glen Rose, TX
10.6 mi 17.1 km #10Ray Roberts Greenbelt Corridor Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Cross Roads, TX
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Cross Roads, TX

Photos of Dallas - Fort Worth Metro - 476

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The sun rises over Lake Mineral Wells State Park from the Cross Timbers Black Trail.
Mar 9, 2017 near Mineral…, TX
Enjoy a pleasant view of the river right from the trail.
Mar 22, 2017 near Lakeside, TX
Relaxing local outdoor respite.
Sep 18, 2017 near Plano, TX
Enjoy this serene local jewel.
Sep 18, 2017 near Plano, TX
Quanah Hill, Lake Weatherford keeps me in shape in between journeys. It's close to home.
May 2, 2018 near Hudson…, TX
The sun rays stream through the canopy to create a magical feel on an early morning.
May 13, 2018 near Bedford, TX
Crossing Denio Creek before getting back to the Paluxy bank
Oct 6, 2018 near Glen Rose, TX
Beat Feet 2020 - Hike the West side of Cross Timbers Hiking Trail
Nov 17, 2019 near Sherwoo…, TX
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