Do you enjoy biking with your family? Are you looking for some new bike trails to explore with friends? Then you need to check out these picturesque biking trails located in McKinney and the surrounding areas. Traverse short concrete biking loops for a quick 20-minute ride or spend a full day biking by ponds and playgrounds, ending with a picnic lunch with your kids. Wherever you choose to exercise, you’ll be sure to enjoy exploring these new biking trails.
If you want to enjoy a full day outdoors, Celebration Park in nearby Allen is the place to go. With 104 acres to explore, you won’t hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from your kids anytime soon. The 1.5-mile biking trail runs along the perimeter of the park, forming a complete loop around the area. Take in the beauty of the surroundings as you ride past a small pond and through a beautifully wooded patch. Along with the hiking and biking trails, Celebration Park also includes a huge playground, barbecue grills, baseball fields, a basketball court, picnic tables, and so much more.
Celebration Park will instantly become a favorite of your family when they get to experience the fun-filled Sprayground. This interactive splash pad features sprayers, misters, tumble buckets, and bubbling water fun for children up to age 12. After your adventurous bike ride around the park, take your kids to the Sprayground to cool off in the warm sun. They will certainly be asking to come back to this park time and time again.
Caddo Trail runs from Wade Boulevard all the way to Stoneridge Drive along Stewart Creek in Frisco. This biking trail is perfect for families, as it travels through several family-friendly neighborhoods. The charming tree-lined path is a little over a mile long and ends at JC Grant Park, where you and the kids can enjoy lunch at the sheltered picnic area, take a picture at the unique horse-and-wagon sculpture, or climb the rock wall at the playground.
Bethany Lakes Park
Bethany Lakes Park, a 40-acre park in Allen, has been open to community members since 1991. There are several biking trails that wind throughout the park. One trail, in particular, surrounds the main pond, allowing you to enjoy the view of the water while riding through Bethany Lakes. If you prefer to take long bike rides, you can follow the various biking trails throughout the entire park, which will take you past all four ponds to the Allen Veteran’s Memorial. On your way back, you can stop at any of the other park facilities, such as the clubhouse, fishing pier, picnic tables, and playground.
This park is also home to the Joe Farmer Recreation Center. This community center provides a wide range of classes, programs, and special events for everyone from preschool-age children to adults. Take advantage of their amenities, which include a fitness room, a full-size gym, racquetball courts, a walking track, a game room, and a hillside amphitheater. Membership is required to use this facility, and you do need to register for the various programs or classes offered.
Beaver Bend Trail
A concrete 1.1-mile trail, Beaver Bend Trail begins at Stewart Creek Park and ends at Beavers Bend Park. Your family will enjoy this light recreational trail as you zoom past neighborhood communities and end the ride at the Beavers Bend playground. Take a picnic lunch along with you so at the end of your ride the kids can enjoy the playground while you rest and relax under the pavilion.
Arbor Hills Trail
Arbor Hills Trail is a 3-mile concrete pathway located inside the beautiful Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano. The paved bike path loops throughout the park past a playground, shade shelter, and pavilion area complete with outdoor barbecue grills. Plan an afternoon riding the trails with your family and then stop at the shelter and playground area for a relaxing break. This is a great way for your children to get out some energy and can also be a special time to make memories together.
Be sure to take the time to explore the rest of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve as well. There are opportunities for hiking unpaved trails, inline skating throughout the preserve, or jogging or walking throughout the park. For an impressive view of the Plano area, stop by the observation tower.
For more advanced bike riders or if you like to be challenged, the Bluebonnet Trail extends more than 10 miles throughout the city of Plano. What’s nice about this concrete trail is it connects to several other smaller trails, such as Blue Ridge Park Trail and Shady Brook Trail, giving you the opportunity for further exploration.
If you wish to experience a more leisurely ride, stop by one of the many community facilities along the way. The Jack Carter Dog Park is a great place to take your furry friend to play catch, or you can take a break at Wagon Wheel Park and let your kids have fun at the playground.
Collin Square Greenbelt
If you’re looking for a straightforward biking trail, the Collin Square Greenbelt in Allen is the ideal setting for you. While this park functions more as a greenbelt, an open area of land where building is restricted, it’s the perfect setting for bike riding. This 8.9-acre park features a natural wooded setting with a 4-foot sidewalk that can be used for biking or walking. You’ll enjoy the forest greenery and abundant trees while riding through this ideal bike trail.
Where Will You Bike Next?
Huffines Hyundai McKinney has just given you several ideas for exploring biking trails throughout McKinney, Texas. Have you ridden any of the biking trails listed above? If not, which one will you choose to explore next? If we missed a favorite bike trail of yours, we’d love to hear about it. Simply contact us, and we’ll be happy to add it to this list.
Take a few moments today to plan an afternoon of bike-riding with your family at one of these fun-filled and beautifully wooded bike trails. What a wonderful way to make memories with your children that will certainly last a lifetime!
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