Great glimpse of the cross-timbers

one of the many peaceful spots on the creek
A nice landing by the creek in parr park. A nice place to stop and appreciate the areas lush forests.
User: texianof1836 - 9/20/2007

Location: Big Bear Creek Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 5.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 minutes

Comments:

I actually grew up in this neighhborhood and used to explore these woods long before there was a park. I spent a lot of time in Bear creek and Parr park up until I moved away. The "bear creek valley" as I call it. There are some beautiful terrains here, traversed by paved and dirt paths. I recommend taking all of the little offshoot trails that lead towards Bear Creek - you can find some nice spots for some solitude.  One of my favorite spots is the little waterfall in Parr park (not the man-made one in bear creek park). This trail system showcases the natural diversity of the unique ecosystem that used to exist all over DFW. Early Spanish explorers compared the dense forests to those of the Yucatan. This is the best kept secret in Northeast Tarrant county, for sure.



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one of the many peaceful spots on the creek
Area around Big Bear Creek Trail
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