Located in Texas, the hiking in Dallas is known for five fun and beautiful hiking routes. The best Dallas hiking based on popularity are considered to be Rowlett Creek Trail, Mineral Wells State Park, Ray Roberts Lake State Park, San Angelo State Park, and Dinosaur Valley State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Dallas hiking trail below.
Northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth, the Rowlett Creek Trail is a 14 mile hiking route through the Rowlett Creek Preserve running from Centerville to Castle. The trail has some rock strewn sections that can be challenging. In case you are not up to the 14 miles, you can form loops of varying length.
Southwest of Dallas near Glen Rose, the Dinosaur Valley State Park has 7 miles of trails that meander through forests of Texas red oak, ash and mesquite, and wind over bluffs then past ancient river beds with unearthed dinosaur tracks. The challenge is accessing the trails which are on the other side of the Paluxry River from the parking area -- be ready to swim it!