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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Plano

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National Park · Wildlife Area
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a 200-acre park in Plano, Texas. It has several amenities including 3 miles of paved hiking trail, 3 miles of unpaved hiking trail, a 2.8 mile off-road bike trail, restrooms, a covered pavilion, and a playground. The pavilion can be reserved for special events. An observation tower provides a bird's eye view of the park. There are three regions in the park: Blackland Prairie, Riparian Forest, and Upland Forest. A pond in the preserve is named after Vasil Levski. Birds that live in the park include killdeer, owls, woodpeckers, egrets, herons, scissor-tailed flycatcher, and turkey vulture. Many other wildlife such as deer, coyotes, snakes, garden cheetahs, turtles, fish, and rabbits also live in the park.
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  • Went there on a sunny summer afternoon. Loved the nature, better than breathing artificial air in the malls and restaurants. I would have loved bike around there. But no rental bikes available there.....  more
    Went there on a sunny summer afternoon. Loved the nature, better than breathing artificial air in the malls and restaurants. I would have loved bike around there. But no rental bikes available there.....  more »
  • Great nature trail to walk in the middle of the city! Beautiful, quiet and periodic wildlife sightings. I once saw a bobcat while on a run here! 
    Great nature trail to walk in the middle of the city! Beautiful, quiet and periodic wildlife sightings. I once saw a bobcat while on a run here!  more »
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  • One of the best trails we’ve been in Texas. You will not get fed up, they have plenty of trails inside, and it’s marked. We took different trails inside woods, ( there is a paved trail outside too),. Please take a picture of trails map if you are coming here first time. Lots of shades and plenty of parking. Fall and Spring will be very good. Highly recommend this place 👍👍👍👍
  • As far as trails go, it cannot get any easier. It is often visited, has a parking lot, plenty of signs and maps so you won't get lost. Some areas even have seating, a look out. You can download the map on your phone as well of the website. The distance of trails are quite short and plenty of options to take detours. The area right as you head in (beginning with the Indian creek trail) are all shaded and quite a few options to take, but as I mentioned these trails are short distances. I would recommend venturing further into the area and taking the scenic routes as you can get through the entire place in about 1 and a half to 2 hours. As far as trails in the DFW area, this one is easy for a day out with family, kids and pets. As always, wear sunscreen and proper shoes to avoid slipping and climbing if you choose to take the wooded paths.

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