Heard Natural Science Museum Trails - Member Hike

Hike Name: Heard Natural Science Museum Trails
Country: United States
State: Texas
Nearby Town: McKinney
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From North via Hwy 5/McDonald (starting point Central Expressway/ US-75 at 380) McKinney, TX
• Head east on W University Dr toward N Redbud Blvd - 1.4 mi
• Turn right onto N McDonald St - 3.4 mi
• Slight left onto S McDonald St - 381 ft
• Continue onto Greenville Dr - 0.7 mi
• Turn left onto Country Club Rd - 1.0 mi
• Turn left onto Nature Pl - 0.1 mi
• Arrive at 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75059
Total Hike Distance: 2.10 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Visitor Center
Trails Used: Bluestem, Wood Duck
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Lakes
Management: Private Property
Contact Information: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
latitude, longitude: 33.1574751, -96.615278

Best Season: Spring
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Hike started at the visitor Center. Trails gives a good sample of trees, flora, birds and terrain in this area of Texas. Got there early but it didn’t take long to heat up. Trails rates an easy. Start out with at least 1 bottle of cold water. Be sure you also see the Museum.

This may not be your typical hike but it is a good educational place to visit.


Jess F

2,600 points


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