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The Rowlett Nature Trail off of Miller Road is an unsuspecting yet scenic area to enjoy a hike in eastern Dallas County.
Just 1.3-miles each way, the trail sees little use compared to nearby Rowlett Creek Preserve, which tends to be far more popular due to the extensive mountain biking trails developed by DORBA.
As such, if you're looking to get away from the crowds and to enjoy an easy and relaxing hike through the forest, Rowlett Nature Trail is the place to be. Composed of crushed gravel, this hike is a great opportunity for everyone in the family to experience the outdoors, including your four-legged friends.
You'll experience a stunning selection of flora and fauna, as well as some partial views of Lake Ray Hubbard near the trail's end.
Completed in 1969 and filled by the following year, the lake provides water for "municipal, industrial, and recreation purposes," [Texas Parks and Wildlife](https://www.rayhubbard.com/news--outdoors--Lake-Ray-Hubbard-Enjoy-Outdoors-At-Rowlett-Nature-Trail-During-Summer/6374) notes.
The parking area for this hike is a small, unpaved lot off of Miller Road between Centerville and Rowlett Road.
It's also less than 5-minutes from the George Bush Turnpike, and similar from Interstate 30.
There are no restrooms or facilities at the trailhead, though there are gas stations and convenience stores just down the road. [Source](https://www.rayhubbard.com/news--outdoors--Lake-Ray-Hubbard-Enjoy-Outdoors-At-Rowlett-Nature-Trail-During-Summer/6374)