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Where to get outside in North Texas? Here are the 15 best hiking and biking trails

Where to get outside in North Texas? Here are the 15 best hiking and biking trails

Hang Your Hat: A newcomer’s guide to life in North Texas Sagan Wilson, 12, jumps his mountain bike in the skills area Thursday, June 15,…

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Hang Your Hat: A newcomer’s guide to life in North Texas Sagan Wilson, 12, jumps his mountain bike in the skills area Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Erwin Park in McKinney. North Texas is known as a massive urban sprawl that includes several large cities such as Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington with well-established city life.

But, this huge expanse of land also has very diverse natural regions that can bring joy to all those who love the outdoors.

From plains, grassland prairies and forests, each has its own merits worth exploring. The prairies are magical in spring with flowers, forests provide much needed shade in the summer and the bugs hide away more in the winters.

That soil is a subject of concern to trail users. After rains it turns trails into soupy, murky mess that if stepped upon will try to suck in your shoes. Many trails in the region are closed to bikes and hikers after rains.

Most of the trails are multi-use and visitors should check for direction of travel to avoid collisions. But, please note that some on this list are closed to bikes.

So, without further adieu, here is a not-even-close-to-complete list of trails that you should experience in North Texas. Rowlett Creek Preserve, Garland

A beautiful tree provides shade by the trails at Rowlett Creek Preserve in Garland. With 16 multi-use miles consisting of 14 connected loops, there’s something for everyone in . Most of the trail is flat twisting through trees and straightening out in open […]

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