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John F. Burke Nature Preserve

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Wetland and forest combine next to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, forming the 104 acre John F. Burke Nature Preserve. Trails are wide sandy tracks, easy to traverse. The preserve is a cooperative effort between the city of Farmers Branch, the North Texas Tollway Authority, and the Valwood Improvement Authority. Parking and admission are free, and there are trash cans and a portable toilet at the parking area. There's even a Little Free Library! However, there are no water fountains on site, so bring plenty of water! Some parts of the trails will be underwater after rains since this is lowlands, so check before you go!

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0.6 mi 0.9 km #1River Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Farmers Branch, TX
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0.6 mi 0.9 km Farmers Branch, TX
0.4 mi 0.7 km #2Thicket Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Farmers Branch, TX
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Farmers Branch, TX
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Pond Trail Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Farmers Branch, TX
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0.6 mi 0.9 km Farmers Branch, TX
6.6 mi 10.6 km #4Campion Trail (North)
Easy
Farmers Branch, TX
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6.6 mi 10.6 km Farmers Branch, TX
1.3 mi 2.0 km #5Valley Ranch Canals Main Trail
Easy
Farmers Branch, TX
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1.3 mi 2.0 km Farmers Branch, TX
0.1 mi 0.1 km #6River Trail Spur
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Farmers Branch, TX
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0.1 mi 0.1 km Farmers Branch, TX

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The Campion Trail offers a beautiful smooth tread and pleasant views.
Apr 30, 2017 near Farmers…, TX
Around the back of the Pond Loop -- such easy trails!
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Entering the Thicket Loop Trail
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
River & Pond Loops shared path
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
River Trail Loop through upland forest
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Parking, restroom, trash cans under the overpass
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Benches to the left by the pond, and picnic tables to the right, on the trail leg shared by Pond & River Loops
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX
Bird blind on the pond from shared leg of the Pond & River Loops
Jul 4, 2018 near Farmers…, TX

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