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Gainesville, Texas

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Gainesville

  • Pilot Point, Texas

    Randy Bell Scenic Trail

    2.48 mi / 154 ft gain
    Randy Bell Scenic Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located in Ray Roberts Lake State Park near Pilot Point, TX. There is a fee to enter the park, but you can also purchase a state park annual pass. Learn more by visiting the Texas.gov state park website. This is an ADA accessible t...
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  • Plano, Texas

    Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Loop

    2.44 mi / 20 ft gain
    Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a free, fantastic get-away for a quick dose of the outdoors in the middle of the busy city. Safe and family-friendly, this preserve has a wide variety of visitors doing every type of activity, from jogging to mountain biking to drone flying. The playground sits nex...
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  • Plano, Texas

    Arbor Hills Mountain Bike Loop

    2.31 mi / 121 ft gain
    Arbor Hills Mountain Bike Loop is a 2.1 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Plano, TX.
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  • Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, Texas

    Hike at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

    2 mi
    Walking the trails at the Heard is different each time. There are seasonal surprises along each trail ranging from trout lilies in the early spring to eryngo in the fall. Plus, I never know when I'll spot a bobcat or other wildlife living out in the sanctuary. 
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  • Princeton, Texas

    Hike Sister Groves Trail

    7.6 mi / 50 ft gain
    The parking area contains ample parking, bathrooms and covered picnic tables. The clearly marked trail head sits to the south of the circular parking area and welcomes hikers, trail-runners, mountain bikers, and dogs. The trail is a 7 mile loop that consists of 4 smaller trails that are clearly...
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