Thursday, October 5, 2017

Popular Hiking Spots near Dallas

A self-employed business consultant in Dallas, Texas, Anthony “Tony” Hartman possesses a great deal of experience in management consulting, risk analysis, and turnaround projects. Outside of work, Anthony Hartman enjoys hiking.

Individuals who want a break from the urban environment can find plenty of opportunities to reconnect with nature near Dallas. Below are three top hiking spots near the city.

- Cedar Ridge Preserve: Covering roughly 600 acres, Cedar Ridge features strenuous, easy, and moderate options. Beginning hikers tend to favor such trails as Prairie, Little Bluestem, and Park in the Woods, while experienced hikers may prefer challenging themselves on Fossil Valley Trail or Possumhaw. 

- Texas Buckeye Trail: Located within the Trinity Forest, the Texas Buckeye Trail takes hikers across a levee, through buckeye trees, and along historic fence posts. While many hikers prefer staying on the formal trail, explorers are free to hike through wild country to see where the Trinity River and White Rock Creek connect.

- Oak Cliff Nature Preserve: A former Boy Scout camp, Oak Cliff covers 120 acres of hilly and wooded land. It houses eight miles of trails of varying difficulties that are well maintained by the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association. One of the easiest trails goes around the perimeter, taking hikers through lush areas filled with oaks and pecans.

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