Texas Buckeye Trail

Trail Map

7000 Bexar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Natural portion of the Texas Buckeye Trail taking hikers through a natural arbor
Natural portion of the Texas Buckeye Trail taking hikers through a natural arbor
Photo By: Judy Schmidt

To hike on the famous Texas Buckeye Trail, travel to the trailhead at Bexar Street. This important mile long trail takes hikers to a large stand of Texas Buckeye trees that bloom white in spring. The natural portion of the trail is well maintained by the North Texas Master Naturalists with interesting turns to the trail and arbors made of branches and other native materials. This portion of the trail ends at a stand of impressive Texas buckeye trees and a nice view of the meandering river.

In addition, there is a new concrete trail to take visitors to an overlook  (approximately one mile) slightly to the west of the Texas buckeye stand. There are large boulders for seating areas along this trail and an impressive canopy of old growth trees plus adequate signage to take hikers to the river.

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Hikers on the soft surface trail entrace to the Texas Buckeye Trail,

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The distinctive leaves of the Texas buckeye tree.  These understory trees thrive along the sandy banks of the Trinity River. 

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Large growth trees are a delight to see along the Texas Buckeye Trail and they are worth the hug.  The trees endure times of draught but also periods of time when the river comes out of its banks and floods the land where they are growing. Part of the Great Trinity Forest, the largest and most resilient stand of trees in the U.S. 


Volunteers warm-up before invasive species removal at the first lolipop on the hard surface segment of the Texas Buckeye Trail. 

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Rather hiking,  biking or picnicking on the soft or hard surface segment, the trail is a beautiful adventure in the heart of Dallas near the Trinity River.