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    Dallas City Trails

    Anyone here from the Dallas area ever hike any of the trails http://www.happytrailsdallas.com/trail-maps/here

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    I was visiting there a couple of weeks back and thought the parks looked pretty nice. I would have liked to have had more time to explore them but didn't have the chance. If you get out there take some vids and pics. I'm sure you would have a very interested audience.
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    I've done orienteering at Crawford, Moss and both areas in the Great Trinity. DO NOT go into the Great Trinity if it has been raining much. It is high up on the bluff above the Trinity river, it is black clay (sticky mud) and HOLDS water. One time we were in it, it had rained like 2 inches between Sunday and Wednesday. We were in the following Saturday and had areas still holding 2 to 4 inches of water. Wear bug spray at any of them.
    There is also a book, like "50 Day Hikes within DFW". It will cover a lot of trails around DFW.
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    I was looking at maybe the white rock creek trail to cottonwood. and if there is a spot to toss my hammock, take a siesta or something along the way.

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    Note that two of the trails listed on that page are off-road bicycle trails: Harry Moss and LB Houston. As mentioned on the page, The Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association maintains those trails as well as many others in the DFW metroplex. Hikers are welcome on all of the DORBA trails, of course... just be aware that hanging a hammock on those properties may not be as peaceful in other places (unless you consider the sound of a bicycle peaceful, that is.)

    The White Rock Creek Trail is a paved trail, as is the Cottonwood trail. The WRCT follows White Rock Creek fairly closely and there is lots of tree cover, though.

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    Ya, 60 hikes within 60 miles of DFW is a pretty good book. I've got a copy and have done a few of the trails on the Ft. Worth side. Here's a link to the book on amazon, you could probably find it pretty cheap on ebay.

    http://www.amazon.com/60-Hikes-Withi.../dp/B00D57G69E

    Also, if you haven't checked here, there seems to be some information.

    http://www.trails.com/catalog_produc...familyid=10928
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    the trails in the state parks, you could camp at. You could take a day-pack with hammock and lunch and hang for a while. I've done that on the Hickory Creek Trail. But they don't allow over-night at the city parks. The Hickory Creek is on Army Corp land, but is also "no camping" (you could stealth....but then the cops will wonder about your car at the trail head). And the advice about the mountain bikes is also good. We orienteer at Erwin Park and have to watch out for the bikes on the trails. Not a lot of trees except down in a stream area and last I was out, it was pretty overgrown.
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    DFW area kind of sucks

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