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Explore the best rated trails in Gainesville, TX, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Little Bear Creek Linear Park and Big Bear Creek Greenbelt . With more than 63 trails covering 243 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
There are a lot of people on the trail, and many people are walking their dogs. The path is really great.
If you are a clipped-in cyclist, the path can be dangerous because young children play on the path. Because of the winding and trees, it's hard to see people standing to talk or children lying down on it.
Generally, the parents who take their children to the path or picnic don't pay attention to cyclists or runners. Very young children are on the path with no adult supervision, or they step in front of bikes to be funny.
The leashed dogs generally lunge at runners and cyclists.
If the path is quiet, it's a great place. The public roads around this are dangerous for cyclists. Texas is generally a very dangerous place to cycle on public roads. I'm not sure how to change this.
Great ride on a weekday or weekend, extremely easy and enjoyable. It’s got some views but it’s more about the ride! Love it and it’s pet friendly
This is a fun trail. Very well shaded and a clear stream trickling throughout the trail.
It's safe. It's not well lit at night. It takes practice but you'll need to figure out how to connect this trail to the Cottonwood Trail. If you can, you can ride all the way from Richardson to White Rock Lake.
I mean I wouldn’t recommend doing it at night. There’s a good amount of neighborhood action and it’s relaxing to ride a bike on. The belt line crossing is busy but for the most part it’s safe and separate from the road network.
Just watch out for the tarantulas
Nice trail. Very popular and busy. A few small inclines. O r of my favorites
Took my family out to ride and started at the southern point. The write up suggests scenic views but unless you count landfills, fences, fire hydrants and highway barricades as scenery, you will be disappointed. Signage is terribly lacking and in many places, so too is the trail cleanliness (broken glass, garbage, etc). I found it both funny and disheartening that the path goes directly in front of a parks and rec building.
I love inline skating here. The path is never too crowded, there are nice views, and up and down inclines come and go with some nice shade from time to time. Be very careful, however. There are wooden bridges and frequent intersections you have to cross. You need to know how to slow down, stop, and jump with relative ease on skates in order to enhance your experience here. All in all, this is a great workout. Bring plenty of water and wear protective gear.
This is a nice trail along Furneaux Creek. It's scenic, but not much shade. The trail is wide and relatively flat. The only "hills" are where it dips under major streets. There are only 3 street crossings (all are residential streets). Traffic is light on weekdays, a mix of bikers, runners and walkers. With the 2021 extensions it's now 6.5 mi. Add the Orange Trail and you can easily get a 15 mile ride.
We rode from Denton to Corinth round trip. Loved how easy it is to access the trail, parking close to the police station hoping on to the trail and when done, Denton has lots of good options for lunch. The only down side was the zig zag gates at some of the road crossings.
Nice length and sidewalk. Wish Frisco would beautify it. Needs more shade, trees and benches and maybe arbors. Then it would be perfect.
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