The beauty about living in Dallas TX is that there are no shortage of walking and jogging locations to visit if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Dallas TX has over 21,000 acres of park land, which contains in excess of 60 miles of hiking and cycling trails. In addition, Texas is the largest states in the US and is filled with prairies, mountains and deserts that have been left untouched through the ages.
If you are living or visiting Dallas TX and want to go on a hiking adventure, these locations will show you just how much the city has to offer.
White Rock Lake
White Rock Lake is a 1,015 acre lake which offers a wide array of outdoor activities. A 9.33 mile hiking and cycling trail circles the lake, which contains many other features, such as picnic spots, fishing piers and swimming pools. If you are ever in the area and fancy having a dip in the lake itself, there are also plenty of water sports and sailing clubs around.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The park is over 66 acres and contains everything from Japanese Zen gardens to traditional country manor houses. There are tens of thousands of species of plant life, most of which flourish in the springtime during the annual Dallas Blooms festival.
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
Spring Creek is a city-owned nature preserve located in a suburb of Dallas called Garland. There are a variety of hiking and cycling trails in the area, most of which are around 3 miles long. Many of the plants and trees in Spring Creek are endangered species, which is why it has gained preservation status. Every year when the trout lily starts to bloom, the locals take part in an annual walk which usually attracts around 50 people.
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
Like Spring Creek, Oak Cliff is also a city-owned nature preserve. This 121 acre stretch of land contains roughly 8 miles of trails. The constant ups and downs can be very tiring for hikers, so it is not generally recommended for inexperienced walkers; however, it will certainly provide a nice bit of exercise. There are plenty of old trails that can also be explored, but are no longer kept intact.
When you think of Dallas TX, no doubt images of the city’s skyline instantly pop into your head. Although Dallas TX is an excellent shopping location and has a vibrant city atmosphere, it also has some of the most stunning nature preserves in the United States.
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