I was hunting around this morning for a new nature-y place in Dallas to explore and came across Spring Creek Natural Area - a gorgeous area only a few miles from my house, but one that had somehow escaped my notice before now.
Several miles of paved trails wander and loop around the area, crossing Spring Creek many times. Numerous natural surface trails leave the pave trail, often leading down into the creek. Creek walls of 30-40 feet are common. And all the while you can hear the traffic on I75! The park was nearly deserted- amazing that so few people know about this wonderful area right in the middle of town. More pictures on Flickr.