Top Trails to Take Your Dog in DFW

June 2, 2023

Dog trails in DFW

Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and step away from the busy city. Plus, with many dog-friendly trails right here in DFW, we thought we are listing our favorite dog-friendly trails.

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve

Audubon Dallas, the local chapter of the National Audubon Society, maintains this 603-acre preserve on Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas. It hosts a wide variety of flowers, trees, plants, and wildlife. Well-maintained, shady, and utterly beautiful, there are multiple trails to take your dog on the perfect hike.

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

The Fort Worth Nature Center is a natural area comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands. Designed to allow you to experience the natural landscape as it was in the 19th century, the preserve covers 3,621 acres and includes over 20 miles of hiking trails. It is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. 

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

This nature reserve boasts nearly eight miles of concrete trails and five miles of soft surface trails located along Rowlett Creek. Oak Point is Plano’s largest park, with just over 600 acres. There are multiple trails to hike with lake views along the way.

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
Windmill Hill Preserve

Windmill Hill Preserve

A moderately-challenging 1.6-mile loop, this trail takes you away from the street so you can get lost in nature. Acquired by the county in 1993, the wooded trail can be treated as a loop or an out-and-back.

Spring Creek Forest Preserve

A family-friendly stroll through the woods, this easy trail is partially paved and partially natural. Located in Garland, Texas, this preserve hosts over 650 species of plants and wildlife. If you are looking for a tranquil walk with your dog, this 1.3-mile loop might be for you!

Spring Creek Forest Preserve Medium