The Hiking Trail Hiding In Dallas - Fort Worth That Will Transport You To Another World
Nestled amongst natural bottomland forest, wetlands, and prairies along the Trinity River is a 1,300-acre wooded park that showcases Texas splendor at its finest. River Legacy Park in Arlington features eight miles of paved hike and bike trails, with more options off the paved path for exploration. The River Legacy trails are part of a vision that will eventually join Dallas and Fort Worth by trail. Here’s why locals absolutely love River Legacy trails:
The park is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Arlington's location allows accessibility to nature-lovers throughout the Metroplex.
It features extensive paved hike and bike trails.
The wide paved roads allow for hikers and bikers to co-exist with plenty of room.
River Legacy Park is beautiful year-round.
November is the prime time to visit the park to see fall foliage at its peak.
Rent a canoe or kayak as an additional nature-experience while here.
The River Legacy Parks Paddling Trail is located near the Collins St. entry of the park (3020 N. Collins St.), next to the pedestrian bridge along the Trinity River. Kayaks and canoes are available for rental nearby.
The park's ecological diversity provides for stunning native plant displays.
Young and old alike love the birds here.
Hikers enjoy how the trail fluctuates between heavily wooded and open prairieland.
The trails provide the peace and calm people crave when wanting to "refresh" and feed their soul.
Unpaved trail options beckon to be traveled.
The park features a 10-mile mountain bike trail.
The trail is built and maintained by the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association.
You can truly wander off the beaten path.
Paths are kept well-maintained and cleared by a hard-working parks and recreation crew.
Wildlife is prevalent throughout the park, so you might just find yourself with a hiking companion such as a bunny or a bobcat.
Enjoy the picturesque Trinity River that meanders throughout the park.
Fields of bluebonnets help to welcome in springtime every year.
Find the park's main entrance at 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.
Park hours are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. so you have plenty of time to catch rainbows!
naturallyfun.org to learn more about Arlington’s beautiful River Legacy Park.
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