15 Dallas Hiking Trails You Probably Never Knew About

Spring Creek Forest

This beautiful park is well known for its towering trees that are up to 150 years old, stunning wildflowers, exotic plants with over 650 species of plants and animals and gorgeous trails. The thing that makes Spring Creek Forest unique is that it is an old bottomless Forest, with Shumard, Bur, and Chinquapin Oaks. The forest is unspoiled and well looked after and you have several trails to choose from. Trails are well marked and they all start from the main parking area. One of our favorites is the trail that starts on the east side of Holford Road. There is a short paved trail that leads to a gorgeous view site of Spring Creek, and then on to a dirt track. You will cross Garland Road and then pass the largest trees in the forest. The trial is about 3 miles long and well marked. If you’re still energetic then on the return you can follow a different dirt track to the right that leads through a remnant prairie. The Cattail Pond Hike is also a good one and is popular with kids and families. Check out the website for details and information on guided tours.

The trail is located in North Garland. Just 14 miles from downtown Dallas and minutes from Richardson, Plano, and Mesquite.
Two entrances: 1787 Holford Rd and 1770 Holford Rd.
Phone: (972) 271-1133 / (972) 205-2750

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