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Old 03-21-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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I'm looking for a few easy-going trails to pedal around in on a sunny afternoon. No mountainbiking here, just a nice slow paced stroll. Are there any around Addison or DFW in general? I have been googling and came across something called Timberlgen Trail but the site says it's 0% complete and it looks to be just a commuter trail, not really for enjoyment.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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arbor hills preserve in west Plano. Its beautiful out there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Visit the Greater Dallas Bicyclists website. The club has bike routes marked around Dallas. You may see their marker on stop signs in areas - typically - north of downtown and around White Rock Lake.

The club also has a Saturday morning bike ride - the Easy Going Ride - you might enjoy. You might find someone there who would like to join you on independent excursions.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Very cool information. Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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If you want to go into Dallas, the Katy trail is great. And of course there is always White Rock Lake.

A few I am familiar with in the northern suburbs...
In Plano, you could try the Chisolm trial (http://pdf.plano.gov/parks/Chisholm_Trail.pdf) or Arbor Hills (http://pdf.plano.gov/parks/ArborHills.pdf).

Allen also has a few very nice creek-side trails. Here's a map:

http://www.cityofallen.org/SiteContent/56/documents/Existing%20Creekside%20Trail%20System%20Map%204-09.pdf (broken link)

One we enjoy is the Watters Branch trail in Allen. We park at Watters Creek shopping center, then take the trail north. It ends at Ridgeview for now, we either turn around and backtrack, or go west a little down Ridgview and come back along the Rowlett Creek trail. Once back at Watters Creek, we get take-out from one of the many restaurants there...and enjoy a picnic lunch on the 'village green'.

Take a look at the online trail maps for the cities near you....I'm sure there are a number of creekside trails all over.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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Katy Trail
Santa Fe Trail
White Rock Lake
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Visit the Greater Dallas Bicyclists website. The club has bike routes marked around Dallas. You may see their marker on stop signs in areas - typically - north of downtown and around White Rock Lake.

The club also has a Saturday morning bike ride - the Easy Going Ride - you might enjoy. You might find someone there who would like to join you on independent excursions.
Also,

When you go to the GDB website, go to the forum, and you can post your questions in the "non-members" sub-heading. GDB now has a facebook page, as well.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Excellent! Helpful as always
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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The only trails I know of are in Dallas.

1. Katy Trail
Friends of Katy Trail:

2. White Rock Lake Trails
Community Trails/White Rock Lake
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Dallas Parks - Hikes and Biking Trails
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