Walk & RollParks & Outdoors

On average, there are 232 sunny days a year in the Dallas Region, and lots of sunshine means lots of time to be outside. Walking, running, hiking, and biking are popular here, and we’ve got plenty of places to explore outdoors. The City of Dallas has more than 100 miles of hike and bike trails—and outside the city, where urban life gives way to more pastoral pursuits, you’ll find so many more. The Katy, Santa Fe, and White Rock trails are lovely paved paths, but if a walk (or ride) in the woods is more to your liking, it’s only a matter of effort. Certified Master Naturalist Bill Holston recommends Cedar Ridge Preserve in South Dallas for its wooded hills and wildlife; Dogwood Canyon in Cedar Hill for its hilly terrain and flowering trees in spring; and Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano for its creeks, ponds, and easy-to-follow routes.

More Noteworthy Trails

Five Most Popular Trails by DORBA*

> Big Cedar Wilderness Trail – Dallas

> Boulder Park – Dallas

> Northshore Trail – Flower Mound

> River Legacy Parks Mountain Bike Trail – Arlington

> Rowlett Creek Preserve – Garland

*Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association For more information, go to dorba.org