This 2-mile loop is nicely shaded and surrounded by plenty of ponds, which attracts a lot of wildlife. While I’d consider it more of a trail within a park rather than a wildlife trail, it’s great for walking with friends or getting a moment to yourself.
Watch out for those bikers, y’all. Located in Grapevine and 12 miles in total, North Shore Trail is a fun spot to hang out at because you get to be by water. No, you don’t feel like you’re at the beach, but it does switch things up from your typical concrete path or off-road trail.
Get ready for a workout, because these trails will have you going up and down and up and down! While these may not be the best kept trails around, they offer a more intense hike than a lot of other trails in the area. Plus, if you adventure down the Sansom Red Trail, you’ll find a gorgeous waterfall.
A grand total of 6.5 miles, the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is accessible year-round to walkers, joggers, bikers and dog-walkers. Be sure to pay attention to where you’re going though, as it’s easy to get lost on this windy trail! Keep an eye out along the path for an artsy area where the trees are filled with license plates, and be sure to stop for a photo—it’s one of Dallas’ hidden gems!