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“Great place for an easy walk with views & birds”

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Dallas
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Baskett Slough preserves a local wetland with diverse migratory wildfowl and raptors. The easy loop trail climbs several hundred feet up to overlooks with great views of the wetlands, inland valleys, and coast range. Even after a hotspell that dried up much of the slough, we saw lots of birds, and another hiker saw a bald eagle. Also a good place for observing invertebrates and wildflowers. A bonus was extensive beds of ripe, sweet, amazing blackberries (and also plenty of poison oak). Access by well graded dirt roads. Great family activity, easy enough for many kids and older adults. Bring water.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I decided to hike this by myself one evening and was surprised at how long the loop was that connected with Smithfield Road. My GPS said I hiked about 6.5 miles in about 1.5 hours, which will tell you just how easy of a hike it was. There were a couple small hills, but nothing too harsh. Most of the trail is exposed, so bring a hat and wear sunscreen if walking in the summer months. Views of the lake and the wildlife surrounding made me forget I was relatively close to a busy highway.

Thank crockerbrittney
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Hiking trails, nature, wildlife. Very fun to go with the kiddos who are mobile or in carrier. Trails may be a bit difficult for strollers.

Thank Cassandra P
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great trails, and easy hiking along several pathways. Lot's of Canadian Snow Geese, and many other photo-ops.

Thank 68highlander1
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

A sanctuary for the subspecies of Canada goose know as the dusky. Cool some were summering here and the family of two geese swimming with their goslings was beautiful. Birds every where, meadows, bushes, trees and marsh land. The also have swans. Just sit still and quietly for a minute or two and the birds come out of hiding. Nice flat paths, but the roads are all gravel.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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