Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail

Plano, TX
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plano, TX that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.8 miles 104 feet Loop
dog friendly kid friendly birding camping hiking mountain biking nature trips walking horses views wild flowers
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arbor hills is a 3.3 mile trail located near The Colony, Texas. The trail is primarily used for walking.

Steven Yackel
1 hour ago

45 Completed15 Reviews

This is an well used paved trail for multi use groups. I chose to ride it on my mountain bike as a warm down after the mountain bike trail.

There are some nice elevation gains and drops for Texas here that will give you a little additional bonus for your hike or ride.

There is a neat observation deck it you do the tower trail loop. Also some nice variation in the foliage.

Worth the trip to explore this park.

Bryan Haynes
8 days ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

I took my dogs and girlfriend for a hike on a cool Sunday Morning. The main paths are paved and great for just getting "out of the city," though you're still in the middle of it. We went if the paved path and took a couple of marked "off pavement" paths that were pretty well marked and not too difficult. We also took some off path paths that were not marked but were well worn. It was relatively early on a Sunday so not too many props when we got there. When we left about noon there were a lot of people. Particularly on the paved trail. I'm not a fan of bikes/bikers but there were only a few and had no issues today. But I can see that is could be a very popular place for off road bikes when the weathers a little nicer.

TLDR: Great place for easy hike on paved trail and some nice well marked off pavement trails. Potential for a lot of bikes. Overall, a nice, easy hike.

Jessi Schaub
5 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

Scott Garvin
10 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Cary Emmons
11 months ago

21 Completed11 Reviews

It was ok...trails were easy, short and not very visually stimulating. But it beats running on the city streets.

Yiwen Shen
11 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

A well paved trail to take a walk.

Pierre-Alexander Khordoc
1 year ago

12 Completed11 Reviews

trail is better for a "stroll in the park"
the mtn bike section is decent but too short. I happen to live across the street and I hit it maybe once a month. I ride twice a week on average.
If riding the concrete...good luck...way too many people to catch any speed.

Jenny W.
2 years ago

The creek provides a great opportunity for dogs to cool off. The trails are pretty with varied terrain. Beautiful wildflowers in early summer. Only downside is the it's crowded.

Dustin House
2 years ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Conveniently located in the heart of Plano/North Dallas. If you're looking for a quick hike either on dirt or cement, this is a great option. There is very little elevation change, but it is scenic: plenty of wildlife and meadows. The Observation Tower should be incorporated into your route somehow. This are is very kid and dog friendly.

I suggest the Outer Loop trail. It's longer and is not paved (watch for mud), but you get better views and quaint places to stop near the creek. There were plenty of runners on this trail as well.

Listed on the 10 Top Trails in Dallas (see link)

JJ Fiedler
3 years ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Good hiking trail for beginners. Trail is well kept and there are always people walking or riding bikes on the trails. Great place to bring your dogs too.

Richard Jimenez
4 years ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Love this trail.

Kenny Fulton
4 years ago

10 Completed8 Reviews

Good hike, nothing are in Plano, and you never really forget it for very long.

Dan Kinkade
5 years ago

13 Completed11 Reviews

Interesting park with a wide variety of bike, paved, and hiking trails mixed together. Terrains vary from mature oak bottom land forest to grassland. Easy to moderate depending on what trails you choose.