The Central Texas region offers trail opportunities for all abilities and interests. The purpose of this page is to highlight the different trails in the Killeen-Temple metropolitan area, from winding paths traversing municipalities to walking loops around City parks. Each month a different trail will be spotlighted on this page, showcasing its amenities and features as well as various photos and videos. This page is intended to be continually updated with new trails, trial information, and photos of trails. If you have photos or trial information you would like included on this page, please send an email to james.mcgill@ctcog.org.

*Disclaimer — While all photos and information submitted to staff for inclusion on the website will be considered, KTMPO reserves the right to have final say on what is added. Additionally, by submitting photos to staff you are consenting to give KTMPO the right to publish and use your photo on the website.

  • Trail of the Month

    Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail

    This is a beautiful amenity right in Belton, connecting several parks and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Beginning at Confederate Park, the paved trail closely follows the river and travels through Yettie Polk Park and Harris Community Park before ending at the university’s campus.

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Dana Peak Park Trail

Dana Peak Park Trail

The Dana Peak Park Trail is located in Dana Peak Park in Harker Heights, Bell County. It is seven miles long and forms a loop near Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The trail is primarily used from October through April and is used for hiking, running, and horses. It contains both rocky terrain and wooded areas with soil.

Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail

Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail

This 3.8 mile trail located in Killeen features 6-12 foot sections wide enough for walking, jogging, or biking. It traverses through other trails, small hills, and low water crossings over a creek. This trail also connects Killeen to Harker Heights through Purser Park.

Chalk Ridge Falls Park Trail

Chalk Ridge Falls Park Trail

The Chalk Ridge Falls Park Trail is located near Belton, Texas. It is an out and back trail equaling 2.5 miles. On average it takes about 1 hr 6 min to complete, considered an easy route. The trail is open year round and is beautiful to visit at any season.

Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail

Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail

This 1.4 mile trail is located behind University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus in Belton alongside Nolan Creek! It also runs through Harris Community Park, Yettie Polk Park, and Liberty Park, allowing hikers and bikers to enjoy picnic areas, playgrounds, pavilions, and more! Additionally, this trail contains a bridge that crosses and provides a beautiful view of the Nolan Creek!

Miller Springs Trail

Miller Springs Trail

Miller Springs Trail is located in Miller Springs Nature Center in Belton! This is a 10 plus mile collection of hiking and biking trails looping around scenic vistas of wildlife and vegetation next to Lake Belton. The Nature Center contains picnic tables, scenic overlooks, and even a waterfall along the trails!