Texas January 26, 2018
6 Positively Magical Tree Tunnels In Texas That Will Take Your Breath Away
Texas is full of natural wonders, but I bet you didn’t know there were so many of this particular type. Take a look at these spectacular tree tunnels in the Lone Star State that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale.
1. Dallas Arboretum &
Botanical Gardens (Dallas)
Easily the most spectacular of them all, this tree tunnel serves as the entrance to the arboretum. In the fall, the walkway is even lined with pumpkins to get you excited for festivities that await inside the gardens. I can't think of a more grandiose way to welcome visitors - can you? For more information about the arboretum, click
2. Unknown back road
We're not sure exactly where this was taken, but we do know it's a back road in a small Texas town. Imagine driving underneath the canopy created by the trees and listening to the silence. I imagine it would be quite easy to clear your mind and let go of any troubling thoughts here.
3. Brazos Bend State Park (Needville)
You'd never know you're just 45 minutes from downtown Houston at this peaceful state park. There are 37 miles of trails, and the Creekfield Lake Nature Trail takes you through this whimsical tree tunnel with moss hanging from the limbs and making it reminiscent of a fairy land. The best part? The trail is only .5 miles long! The park is located at 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461.
4. Water Wall (Houston)
We all have cherished childhood memories at this place - feeding the ducks, standing in the middle of the water wall and hearing nothing but the roaring stream surrounding us. There are also tree tunnels on either side of the structure, something I wasn't aware of until recently. Children will love to play here; weaving in and out of the perfect columns until they're all tuckered out. You can visit the wall at 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056.
5. Bragg Road (Saratoga)
We've featured this road around Halloween for a much different reason - it's said to be haunted by the ghost of a train conductor who lost his head in a tragic derailing accident. The evidence? A mysterious light that many have reported seeing at the end of the road after dark. Apparently, it's his lantern shining as he searches for his lost body part. You can read more about that
but we want to talk about Bragg Road in a much more positive light today. If you go during the day, it's actually a very peaceful drive. For nearly 8 miles, the trees hang over the pavement like a canopy, completely blocking out the sky in some spots. As long as you block out the supposed history of the road, it's a great place to go when you need some peace and quiet. The road intersects with both FM 787 and 1293 near the town of Saratoga, so if you're ever in the area, I would highly recommend checking it out.
6. Town Lake Hike & Bike Trail (Austin)
It's no secret that Austinites love to get outdoors, and Town Lake is one of the most popular places to do so. The color of those trees alone is enough to get me out there, let alone the beauty of them hanging over the trail. Directions on how to get to the trailhead can be found
Have you driven or walked through any of these? Are there any other tree tunnels in Texas? Let us know!