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Your Guide to Hiking in Granbury
Hiking may be a great form of exercise, but it’s also a great way to get up close and personal with nature. Natural trails allow time to get lost in your thoughts as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Whatever reason you hike, Granbury, TX has numerous trails from which to choose. So pack your hiking gear and book your overnight stay at Inn on Lake Granbury. Here’s your guide to hiking in Granbury, TX.
Moment in Time Hike & Bike Trail
If you’re looking for a trail that offers more than just hiking, then Moment in Time Hike & Bike Trail should be your first stop. With and 8-foot-wide concrete path 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 conveniently located along the trail. If you’re wondering about the name of the trail, “Moments in Time” plaques are placed along the path offering interesting historic facts about Granbury and Hood County.
Acton Nature Center of Hood County
Acton Nature Center encompasses several trails in one central location. You’ll also have access to the wildlife viewing stations, a water harvesting station, and a natural pond. There is something for everyone here, from beginners to expert hikers. Here are 3 of the scenic trails to trek:
Crockett Butterfly Trail
Nature buffs and beginning hikers will thoroughly enjoy this half-mile Crockett Butterfly Trail, which is also a popular spot for bird watching. You’ll encounter wildflowers and where you can slow down and take in the graceful swoops of delicate and beautiful butterflies
William Travis Nature Trail
William Travis Nature Trail is just over a mile long and winds alongside a natural pond. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to see wildlife here with the dense foliage and pond access. This is also home to the wildlife viewing station, so bring your binoculars to enjoy what nature shares with us.
Jim Bowie Bike Trail
The Jim Bowie Bike Trail is two and a half miles long, the longest trail in the Acton Nature Center. You’ll navigate through the outskirts of the Nature Center and through large patches of woodland. Be prepared to witness quite a bit of nature and wildlife.
Benbrook Lake Trail
The Benbrook Lake Trail is a marvelous 6-mile stretch of terrain that meanders through lush greenery and features sprawling Lake Benbrook. This horseback riding nature trail is also dog-friendly as long as the dogs are on a leash. Stride along through this rambling trail and encounter breathtaking views of nature. Or reserve a horseback riding 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 located along the Paluxy River. While hiking, search for dinosaur tracks left along the riverbed, or pass through quietly as you get in touch with nature.
Whether you choose to hike one or all of these trails, make it overnight hiking getaway at the Inn on Lake Granbury. We have the luxurious accommodations and amenities where you can rest and recharge between hikes. Each morning, you’ll wake up to a delicious, gourmet breakfast – the perfect way to start a day of hiking. At the end of the day, sit back in the hot tub to restore your weary muscles, or lie in the hammock while listening to the sounds of nature. Book now or check availability.