I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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Local DFW Hiking Hotspots

Well, folks we are officially into Spring!  Although, I do believe all of us Texans would agree that we have been blessed with Springlike weather for quite a few weeks already.  I love Spring.  As winter passes, it feels like life springs forth with the arrival of weather that brings blooms and outside play.  One thing our family enjoys is a fun hike followed by a picnic.  Check out the many different place the whole family can get a little exercise while having fun!


Breckinridge Park (Richardson) ~ This huge park has 4.5 miles of trails that are perfect for walking or for the kids to ride their bikes.  I’m sure they would also love a stop at one of the playgrounds.

White Rock Lake (Dallas) ~ Enjoy the lake while walking.

Downtown Dallas Urban Trail (Dallas) ~ A spin on a usual nature trail walking through the urban side of Dallas.

Katy Trail (Dallas) ~ A well maintained trail running from downtown Dallas to the Mockingbird DART station.  This is a lively trail, so be prepared to be among lots of people.

Fair Park Loop Trail (Dallas) ~ This trail loops through the fairgrounds passing through Art Deco buildings, Cotton Bowl Stadium, and more!

Rowlett Creek Nature Trail (Rowlett) ~ This trail might be a little more difficult through the trees, small drop-offs, and creeks.

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail (Lucas) ~ This is a great family trail.  Go as far as you want on this 9 mile trek which traverses on a small portion of the lake’s shoreline.

Samuell Farm Trail (New Hope) ~ This 1.5 hour loop goes through an old farm where you see a windmill, log cabins, and vintage tractors.  I see lots of great photo opportunities!

Bob Woodruff Park (Plano) ~ A fun trail with a stop at the playground would make the kids smile.

Chisholm Trail (Plano) ~ This easy loop eventually joins up with the Bluebonnet Trail.

Of course, there are so many great Dallas area trails that are probably not on this list.  Link up with your favorite trail in the comments section!

checking out the creek

Now, go take a hike and breathe in the fresh air!  For more posts written by me, visit my personal blog, I Believe In Love.

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