|Related:||half day forest preserve|
|Address:||1770 Holford Rd, Garland, TX 75044, USA|
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Very nice in the spring - buggy and muggy in the summer. There are some big trees - the largest Ive found is probably over 5 feet in diameter, although there are some that fork out bigger than that closer to the ground. Tallest trees are in the 70-100 foot range, but I havent measured them, so its just an estimate. The main trails are easy to follow, but the smaller ones come and go. The creek is pretty ugly, as creeks go, but the sound it provides does add to the nature-y ambience. Most interesting by far is the vegetation: while there are many plants I recognize, the variety is far greater than most areas around here, and there are some flowers and grasses I am unaccustomed to seeing. Also fascinating is the abruptness with which the change in flora occurs from the edge of the park to the center. All in all, this is a great place to take your kids out walking so that they can see some big trees, climb through the forest, etc. That being said, its ideal snake habitat, teems with mosquitoes and, especially in areas of mixed sun and shade, has some truly dense poison ivy thickets. So definitely go, but beware the usual hazards.
Great trail for Boy Scout and Cub Scout hikes. The preserve has two parking lots with trailheads. One is on the East side of Holford road (and closer to 190). The other is on the West side and closer to the fire station. The East side trail is paved with a pavilion that is perfect for Cubs and Webelos. You can run half the meeting in the pavilion then do the quick nature hike. Perfect for Webelos Naturalist or Forester. This is also an easy place for Boy Scouts to find evidence of native plant and animal species. On the West side, there is a one mile loop with access to a sand bar with fossils. There are also areas where the creek shows stratigraphy that can be used for Webelos Geologist. We also use that side for short Boy Scout hikes and the Environmental Science Merit Badge since it has both riparian and meadow ecosystems that are easy to access so you can photograph them in four seasons. Highly recommend.
Good little walking trail. The trail leads out to Garland Road and just ends or to the creek and ends, I wish it would loop around some how, but it just ends and you turn back around. The trail does fork at the beginning and you can either go right to Spring Creek that this area is named for, or left to Garland Rd, named for this town. most of the trail is paved, there are some spurs of this trail that lead off a little bit into the forest and are visibly warn down; these dont lead anywhere but circles and dead ends. There is one at the creek dead end that will connect to the other split of the paved trail. While most of this trail is paved, it is still quite wild. We have seen everything here; swarms of gnats, snakes, squirrels, opossums, birds, cats and even dogs(both leashed and loose). Be warned, and be aware.
Had a great time taking a walk with my family. I believe there is more than one trail, we took the one to the left with picnic tables on the left as you enter. Great for families of all ages, I took my 1.5 and 2.5 year old, they were able to walk most of it with no help. Just the right length to the end and back, by the last 20 mins their feet were dragging lol. There were multiple places to stop and look at the creek, we stopped at almost every one. It was great. Dont have to worry about my kids trying to get in the water! Lol. The location works great for me because I live in Garland. There are so many awesome parks here, but I like trails sometimes too! Loved it this will be a family favorite for years to come
Somehow reminds me of my home town place where I used to relax, read and just feel at peace. Its a great place. They got an emergency first aid building, playground for kids, lots of trails, the creek is nice too. Recommend anyone to check it out.
Its a nice park with a nice trail. It is mostly shaded so even when its hot its tolerable because the shade. If you like hiking or even jogging on trails through the woods this place is nice. Side note I caught 3 Squirtles in Pokémon GO here.
This would be a gorgeous place to hike if it were better maintained. Theres a lot of trash along the trail and in the creek. The trail is otherwise lovely and easy enough for children to hike. There are picnic tables, but no restrooms.
Lovely preserve. My only qualm is that people do not pick up their dogs poop, its everywhere on the concrete trail! Part of being a responsible dog owner is properly disposing of their waste.
A cute lil trail. Could stand to be better-maintained, and additional waste receptacles would be nice, but all-in-all a pleasant place for a beginner to take a short hike
Nice beginner level hiking trail, only downside is that you can still hear traffic, sirens and whatnot, also there is lots of trash in the creek bed areas.
Had a great time although I almost stepped right on top of a Copperhead. Be careful out there. Pretty primitive, but thats what makes it so cool.
Beautiful trail for a day hike near the city. Impressive amounts of poison ivy to keep in mind! Entirely avoidable, but stay on the trail!
Great hidden little preserve. Some new construction across the creek takes away from some of the view along parts of the trail.
I love taking the dog here, if go down the dirt trails, watch your dogs, theres lots of critters in the woods :)
Dog crap is all over the side walks! Its like walking bomb mines, but other then that its ok.
Weve been here for a hike with my 11 year old scouts. Great place with several trails.
Love to run, I can get it done here. Low distance track but good for quick runs.
Just an awesome place to get away from the city and feel engulfed by nature.
Great place to get away from the buildings and enjoy a nature hike.
Awesome trails. Great place to take kids for some adventure time
A nice place to explore. We took bread and fed the fish.
Nice place to walk through. Parts seem kinda sketchy.
Love this place. I wish there were more trails.
Beautiful area, great trails, lots of shade
Nice area with some primitive trails.
The food is great. The meat tender.
Has nice shade and even walkways.
Super clean, safe and well planned
Nice place to walk. Convenience
Great place for little hiking
Its a good place for kids.
Nice place to relax.
Good views and clean.
In March- very nice.
Could be bigger
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