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A Guide to Dallas South’s best hiking trails

For most nature lovers, it’s the simplicity of lacing up a pair of hiking boots and heading off to feel the crisp fresh air, the solitude, and stillness of the landscape, are what gives them an incomparable thrill. Whether your idea of a hike is a leisurely walk along the most beautiful flora or climbing the hilliest terrains, we’ve got you covered! Below is a guide for the best hiking trails in Dallas South. 

Veterans Park Trail

Get ready for an epic adventure with this 2.1 kilometers moderately trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers and impeccable scenery. This trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail so it makes for an awesome way to spend time with your furry friend!

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 3600 W. Arkansas Lane, Performing Arts Shell, Arlington, TX 76016

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 817-459-5473

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 

Talala Trail

Talala Trail is a 3.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from February until November. The good thing about this trail is that your furry friend can tag along if you so desire.

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104,

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-291-3900

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: 6am-10pm daily

Roy Orr Trail Park

DeSoto’s Roy Orr Trail is famous for providing scenic views of Tenmile Creek, connecting several neighborhoods with the City’s Town Center. With its multiple retail areas and parks, it almost makes it possible to travel from the City’s western boundary to its eastern boundary without having to use a car! If you’re into exploring more than one destination without having to go too much out of your way, Roy Orr Trail park is absolutely for you! 

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 211 East Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-274-2489

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 7am-7pm

Chapman Park

Chapman Park is 13 acres and nestled between the fine homes of the neighborhood and bordered by Little Creek. It provides a mile-long walking path with a connection to Little Creek Trail, which is perfect for a stroll to connect with friends and family. If you wish to bring the kids along for a family picnic, this park has a spaceship-themed playground that is completely out of this world!

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 1805 Alexander Dr, Waxahachie, TX 75165

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-309-4000

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays- Fridays 12 pm- 12 am

Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail

This trail currently stretches four miles from Getzendaner Park to Lions Park to Lions Park. It’s known for its scenic views, connections to various natural habitats, and entrances to a mountain bike trail, perfect for those who are most adventurous! 

An excellent walking trail filled with many opportunities for nature photos, selfies, or an afternoon stroll with friends. The numerous shade trees and historic Chautauqua Auditorium make this a scenic view for residents and visitors alike which is perfect for a midday picnic.

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail, Waxahachie, TX 75165,

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 469-309-4270

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