Dallas parents, here’s the scoop. Our friends over at AllTrails sent us this list of their 10 favorite stroller-friendly hikes in Dallas and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. There are paved hikes near downtown, scenic hikes where you can spot tons of animals and loop trails that are easy even for little walkers. These kid-friendly hikes are mostly paved and are great for little ones just learning to ride their bikes. Get ready to explore!

photo: Jenny Mitchell/AllTrails

1. White Rock Lake Trail

White Rock Lake Trail is a heavily trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This is a peaceful, family-friendly, paved pedestrian/bike path through a park that loops White Rock Lake. There are multiple parking lots around the pathway.

Distance: 9.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Kaston Stewary/AllTrails

2. Katy Trail

Katy Trail is a heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dallas, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This is a popular, shaded, paved trail in the downtown area good for walking, biking, and rollerblading.

Distance: 7.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Mario Rayas/AllTrails

3. Campion Trail

Campion Trail is a heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Irving, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is excellent for walking and biking - with wide, smooth paving. Has great views of lakes, the river, etc.

Distance: 12.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Sunny Purdin/AllTrails

4. Trinity River Trail

Trinity River Trail is a heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Haltom City, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, fishing, horses, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Enjoy the open space of the country and the parks and riversides of Fort Worth as you wander this pretty urban trail. You can start your journey from the center of the city or you can start from way out in Gateway Park. You can bike, hike, inline skate, and walk your dog. You can travel for 32 miles out-and-back or take a leisurely half mile stroll. The Trinity River Trail system has something for everyone. It is dotted with river crossings, tree groves, benches, misting stations, and expansive parks. 

Distance: 17.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Luong Son/AllTrails

5. Walnut Creek Linear Trail

Walnut Creek Linear Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mansfield, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This is a nice paved trail with lots of shade. It is a great place to visit with kids or those with strollers. The terrain is not too steep.

Distance: 3.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Felicia Stewart/AllTrails

6. Calloway Branch Trail

Calloway Branch Trail is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keller, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This is a short, easy paved path great for the whole family. There are lots of birds and squirrels to see along the way. The route leads to two parks and open fields to enjoy before or after.

Distance: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Shawn Casey/AllTrails

7. Buffalo Ridge Park Trail

Buffalo Ridge Park Trail is a moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Richland Hills, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Cathy Trinh/AllTrails

8. Fish Creek Linear Park Trail

Fish Creek Linear Park Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arlington, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This paved wide path is a popular destination for cyclists and walkers. There are many access points along the route. There are no public restrooms along the path.

Distance: 12 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: John Dossing/AllTrails

9. Pioneer Trail

Pioneer Trail is a heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Arlington, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This is an easy paved trail popular with cyclists, walkers and rollerbladers. There is wildlife along the trail and little shade outside of the park.

Distance: 11.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Betty Engen/AllTrails

10. Spring Creek Trail

Spring Creek Trail is a lightly trafficked loop trail located near Garland, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Nice, paved, family-friendly stroll through the woods and alongside a creek.

Distance: 1.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

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