Texas - Outdoor Activities

Texas has approximately 1,545 trails, including 1,063 hiking trails and 387 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 128 miles in length. The most popular trails are Cross Timbers Trail, Lake Georgetown, Good Water Trail and Three Falls Hike at Barton Creek Greenbelt. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Texas was Dustin L. who completed Fort Worth Nature Center: Canyon Ridge Trail.

  • Northshore TrailView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Flower Mound, TX

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This is Mecca, the trail people think of when they talk about north Texas. Most folks just call it Lake Grapevine, but there are two other nice ...

  • Cross Timbers TrailView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    About 35 miles NW of Sherman. A moderate overnight trip along undeveloped southern shoreline of Lake Texoma. Special Attractions: Lake. Permit ...

  • Lost MineView Trail Details

    13 Reviews

    Chisos Mountains, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  1-1.5 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lost Mine Trail is one of the most popular in the park. Most hikers in good shape can do the round-trip in three to four hours. For those ...

  • Guadalupe PeakView Trail Details

    13 Reviews

    Salt Flat, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    For more than one reason, this trail is the high point of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Guadalupe Peak is not only the highest spot in the ...

  • Enchanted RockView Trail Details

    13 Reviews

    Austin, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    About 17 miles north of Fredericksburg. An easy day hike onto and around a large granite dome. Special Attractions: Pink granite dome, rock ...

  • Santa Elena CanyonView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Terlingua Creek, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  45 minutes
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you into the mouth of one of the three major canyons of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park. Because the 1,500-foot-deep ...

  • Grapevine LakeView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Ft. Worth, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    About 10 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. A moderate day hike along the shores of Grapevine Lake. Special Attractions: Lakeshore views, ...

  • Emory PeakView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Marathon, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous day hike to the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains. Special Attractions: views, maples. Permit required for camping.

  • Dinosaur ValleyView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Ft. Worth, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    About 60 miles SW of Fort Worth. An easy day hike through the hills above the Paluxy River. Special Attractions: Dinosaur tracks, views. Permit ...

  • Trinity TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Dallas, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a moderate day hike along the shores of Lake Lavon. Lake Lavon, managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, rests in an area of gently ...

  • Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Mariscal Mountain, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    J. O. Langford and his family homesteaded here at the confluence of Tornillo Creek and the Rio Grande in 1909 and built a small health spa using ...

  • Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve TrailsView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Garland, TX

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Oh man, this place is sweet. It’s a series of single-track loops right in the middle of a major Metromess suburb. It has something to offer riders ...

  • Memorial Park TrailsView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Houston, TX

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is all a lot of Houston mountain bikers know. And this is still the quintessential Houston-area mountain bike trail. The older maze of ridiculousness ...

  • WindowView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Chisos Mountains, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  1-1.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Window Trail leads to the Window, a large rock canyon cutting through the Chisos Mountains rim that allows drainage from the Basin. It frames ...

  • Erwin Park TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    McKinney, TX

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a sweet collection of sneaky single-track, and it’s one I love. This is a good place to do laps for conditioning, both mental and physiological. ...

  • The LighthouseView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Amarillo, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    About 25 miles SE of Amarillo. An easy day hike to a large shale and sandstone pinnacle. Special Attractions: Colorful rock formations.

  • Caprock CanyonsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Quitaque, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    About 90 miles NE of Lubbock. An easy day hike or overnight trip in the red rock canyons of the caprock's edge. Special Attractions: Red rock ...

  • Four C TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Longview, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  40 miles
    •  Guide

    About 40 miles east of Crockett. A moderate two to three day backpack with a car shuttle through East Texas pine and hardwood forests. Special ...

  • McAllister Park TrailsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    San Antonio, TX

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    There is some pretty cool trail in here. Not the hardest in the state, or the prettiest, but worthy woods just the same. There are trails and ...

  • McKittrick CanyonView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Salt Flat, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    As you drive up the road toward McKittrick Canyon, you might not believe you're headed for one of most famous and scenic spots in Texas. The ...

  • Ernst TinajaView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Ernst Valley, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Ernst Tinaja is reached by simply walking up the dry wash for about 0.5 mile. The word tinaja (pronounced ti-NA-ha) is Spanish for “large earthen ...

  • Devil's HallView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Salt Flat, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The first mile of this trip follows a well-defined trail up Pine Springs Canyon. This is the horse route up Guadalupe Peak, so the trail is well-defined ...

  • Guadalupe Peak - Texas HighpointView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Pine Springs, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 14th. The Guadalupe Peak area is subject to sudden and violent weather changes. High winds, rain and lightning can ...

  • Cedar Ridge Preserve TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Duncanville, TX

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.25 miles
    •  Guide

    This rigorous hike takes you through varied terrain on some of the most enjoyable trails in the area. Hike up a modest hill, trek down a fossil ...

  • Cameron Park TrailsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Waco, TX

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    I raced here in the rain once, long ago. It was evil and grueling, slow and slippery, and I had no fun. On the other hand, I’ve had some great ...

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