Major nature trails are natural-surfaced trails that are typically located in a major greenbelt park. These trails provide opportunities for environmental education and contemplative seclusion in a natural setting.
Cedar Ridge Preserve Trail The Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve trails are located within 633 acres of City and County-owned property in southwest Dallas, containing escarpment and forests that are ideal for birding. There are eight separate hiking trails totaling approximately 6 miles. The Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve has one of the highest elevations in the Metroplex at 755 feet above sea level providing a taste of the Hill County right here in Dallas.
Harry S Moss Trail Consisting of multiple loops the nearly 5 miles of natural surface trails provide an off-road biking experience in the middle of the city. The Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) maintains these trails.
L.B. Houston Trail The L.B. Houston Nature Trails are located within the L.B. Houston and Elm Fork Greenbelts in Northwest Dallas near the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. There are two sections of trails, one adjacent to California Crossing Road, and the other east of Wildwood Road. The Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) maintains these trails.
Texas Buckeye Trail The 1.6-mile Texas Buckeye Nature Trail is located within the Great Trinity Forest in southeast Dallas. The trail was originally built informally by citizen volunteers and is named for a large stand of Texas Buckeye Trees located near the terminus of the trail, which is a popular destination for hikers during the spring bloom. Being part of the Great Trinity Forest, the area is ideal for viewing several species of birds and other various wildlife. The trail-head is located at the southern end of Bexar Street.
Trinity Forest Trail The 4.5-mile Trinity Forest Trail provides for a scenic experience of the Trinity River and the Trinity Forest. Passing by small ponds, large majestic trees, and a bridge over the Trinity River, those on the trail will be able to enjoy the quiet solitude the forest has to offer just a few miles of downtown. Trailheads are located at the Trinity River Audubon Center, the City of Dallas Eco Park facility on Simpson Stuart, and on Great Trinity Forest Way providing multiple access points and experiences.