Hiking is a great way to get in touch with nature and walk off the rust in your soul. You can get lost in your thoughts as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Or find clarity and focus while the trail leads you to your destination. You might even find yourself out on a footpath during your hike to higher or lower ground. Whatever reason you hike, Granbury TX has numerous trails to choose from, so, pack your hiking boots. Here’s your guide to hiking in Granbury, TX — we’re going for an adventure.
Moment in Time Hike & Bike Trail
If you’re looking for a trail that offers a lot more than just hiking, Moment in Time Hike & Bike Trail is your first stop. With concrete paths for smooth terrain, beach access for much-needed R&R, and workout stations to keep you going strong, this trail packs a serious punch. There are also restrooms peppered throughout the almost 3-mile long trail, so you don’t have to scope out the best hiding spot in case you need to “go.” If you’re wondering about the name of the trail, this is where it gets quite interesting. “Moments in Time” plaques are situated along the path for your learning pleasure, mental enrichment, and stimulation.
Acton Nature Center
Acton Nature Center encompasses quite a few trails in one central location. You’ll also have access to the wildlife viewing stations, a water harvesting station, and even a natural pond. There is something for everyone here, from beginners to expert hikers and everyone in between. Below, we highlight three of the scenic trails you can opt for while at this Granbury treasure.
Crockett Butterfly Trail
Nature buffs will really enjoy this short half-mile trail. It loops through beautiful wildflowers and is a popular spot for bird watchers. As is suggested by the name, there is a butterfly garden that you’ll walk by, so slow down and take in the graceful swoops of these fairytale creatures.
William Travis Nature Trail
William Travis Nature Trail is a little over a mile long and winds alongside the natural pond. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to see wildlife here with the dense foliage and access to the pond. This is also where the wildlife viewing station is located, so bring your binoculars to enjoy what nature shares with us.
Jim Bowie Bike Trail
Coming in at almost two and a half miles long, this biking trail is the largest in Acton Nature Center. It navigates through the outskirts of the center and through large patches of woodland. You’ll witness quite a bit of inherent nature on this beautiful trail, so relish in the enchanting sights while strolling along.
Benbrook Lake Trail
Benbrook Lake Trail is a marvelous 6-mile stretch of terrain that meanders through lush greenery and features sprawling Lake Benbrook. This horseback and nature trail is dog-friendly. And you guessed it, will also present you with at least one equine along your journey. Stride through this rambling trail and encounter the breathtaking sights of nature. Or reserve a horseback tour through one of the local stables for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Cedar Break Outer and Overlook Trail Loop
In Dinosaur Valley State Park, you’ll find quite a few trails that range from easy to moderate in difficulty. One of the easiest trails, Cedar Break Outer and Overlook Trail Loop, is a 2.4 mile trail that sits astride the Paluxy River. Here you can hike through the trail while searching for dinosaur tracks left along the riverbed or pass through quietly as you get in touch with the Earth.
Whatever trail you choose to explore, or even if you decide to stay long enough to explore all of them, make sure you find yourself resting well each night at the Inn on Lake Granbury. We have the luxurious accommodations you need to restore and recharge for the next day’s adventure.