Piedmont Ridge: Hike North Texas with Dallas Sierra Club & Wild DFW
Piedmont Ridge: Hike North Texas with Dallas Sierra Club & Wild DFW

09nov9:30 am2:00 pmPiedmont Ridge: Hike North Texas with Dallas Sierra Club & Wild DFWYou Don’t Have to Travel Far for Great Nature

Event Details

Piedmont Ridge: Hike North Texas with Dallas Sierra Club & Wild DFW

Nov 9 Sat – 9:30 am to 2 pm

2725 N Jim Miller Rd Dallas TX 75217 (softball field parking lot) Google maps

Enjoy long-distance hikes through fascinating large preserves and parks — without leaving DFW. Dallas Sierra Club joins with Amy Martin, author of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth, to offer quarterly hikes on trails as wild as North Texas has to offer. Explore these places with naturalists and others that know them the best. 

First up: Piedmont Ridge, part of the Dallas parks system and the northernmost section of the Great Trinity Forest. Best place to experience fall foliage in Dallas. We’ll hike every trail there. Two sections of soaring limestone escarpment with unique upland woods (Scyene/Lacywood Overlook Trails and Piedmont Ridge Trail), connected by a long stretch of lush bottomland forest (JJ Beeman Trail). About 5 miles.

Points-of-interest naturalist mini-breaks: 4 overlooks that afford views of the Great Trinity Forest (in autumn colors!), downtown and across the county to Cedar Hill… historic Comanche eastern red cedar lodgepole woods… historic settlers’ black walnut grove… ridgetop Blackland Prairie.

We hope these hikes will help Dallas and surroundings develop a mindset of embracing its nature with a deep sense of pride. From that will arise more trails and greater land preservation. You don’t have to travel far for great nature.

Donations for hike leader thank-you gifts and park/preserve donations appreciated: TBA. 

Wild DFWs available for purchase. Book info.

Hike North Texas Specifics

  • Typical hike length: 4 to 7 miles. Options for additional miles provided. 
  • Typical hike time: 4 to 5 hours.

This will be unfettered nature, so keep in mind: 

  • Terrain will frequently be rugged with some elevation changes. 
  • Trails narrow will always be dirt and usually narrow, but with some easy sections.  
  • While we’ll go at a good pace, there will be stops for exceptional naturalist points of interest. 

Come prepared: 

  • Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. 
  • Pack multiple water bottles (24 oz. recommended.
  • Bring a bag lunch, snack bars and such for our mid-way break.