It’s Time to Take a Hike in Texas!
The best way to experience the Dallas-Fort Worth area is by hiking it. Enjoy the rugged trails of Eagle Mountain Park. Discover ancient dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Visit the Fort Worth Nature Center’s bison range and prairie dog town for an up-close look at the wildlife. Local author and hiking expert Joanie Sanchez has selected the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the DFW metroplex. This perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems transports you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
With Sanchez as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of its best hikes. The author provides expert tips about where to go and what to expect when you get there. Plus, each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance & configuration, hiking time, difficulty, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility, as well as details about the history and natural history of the area. GPS-based trail maps and elevation profiles, along with clear directions to the trailheads, help to ensure that you always know where you are and where you’re going.
Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area,60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Dallas–Fort Worth provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities.
Avid hiker, camper, and travelerJoanie Sanchez first fell in love with the outdoors when she had the opportunity to work one summer with the Youth Conservation Corps in Yosemite National Park. The following year, she served as a leader of the group, teaching and mentoring as she shared her passion for nature. Since then, her adventures have taken her backpacking across Europe, on a state-to-state biking tour across New England, and hiking in the Caribbean islands. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and has written an adventure guidebook to its Gulf Coast. A graduate of Yale University, Sanchez grew up and lives in the Dallas area. She spends her free time showing fellow hikers the beauty that Texas trails have to offer.
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