There are so many parks, trails and nature preserves to explore in the DFW area. Here are 5 of my favorite hiking destinations in DFW.
5 Best Hikes in DFW
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge – This gem is made up of over 3,000 acres filled with bison, deer and buffalos. It’s easy to spend an entire day here exploring.
The center also has guided hikes, kayak tours, canoe rentals and guided birding. Not wanting to do a group activity? Don’t worry, the park has plenty of trails to explore on your own and places to picnic.
Price is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Eagle Mountain Park – Has 6 different trails that offer views overlooking the lake to shoreline trails.
The park is free and great for all hikes, with trails ranging from easy to moderate. All trails are wide and marked – so no chance of getting lost here.
Bob Jones Nature Center – Expanding over 750 acres, takes you on several trails with some leading to lake Grapevine.
The nature center has over 20 miles of hiking trails as well as a fishing pond. Some trails are narrow, so long socks or pants are great – especially if you or your kids don’t like getting scratched or touched by bugs!
Dogwood Canyon – Has over 2 miles of trails. You can take the stroller friendly trail or a more challenging 1.5 mile trek with spectacular views.
Although these are shorter hikes, it is the perfect destination if you are looking for a quick hike.
Dinosaur Valley State Park – This 1,524 acre park lets you explore nature and search for dinosaur tracks on the trails.
This is a park favorite for kids and adults. When the river is low you can see dinosaur prints at several locations throughout the park.
Adults are $7 and free for those under 12. This park is great for those looking to spend a full day in nature. There is everything to do from hiking, picnic, biking, swim, rent a kayak or taking a trail ride on horseback.
So lace up your hiking boots, grab a water and go explore one of these parks for an afternoon fun!
Do you enjoy hiking? Where are your favorite trails?