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Hiking Locations to Check Out near Lubbock, TX

Places to Go Hiking in the Lubbock, TX Area to Get Exercise

With cooler temperatures in the Lubbock area, many of us may be chomping at the bit to get outside. Plus, additional circumstances around the globe may have us feeling isolated. One of the best ways to remedy the situation is to get out into nature. At Matador Motors, we list a few of our favorite hiking trails near the Lubbock area you can check out and social distance while doing it!

Buffalo Springs Lake

Those wanting to get away for a weekend can stop into Buffalo Springs Lake for plenty of fishing, camping, and nature trails. For the trails themselves, the area offers 55 acres of land filled with hundreds of species of wildlife to check out. It’s the ideal spot to social distance while exploring nature.

Dunbar Historical Lake Park

On the east side of Lubbock is Dunbar Historical Lake Park, which is considered as one of the best spots to get away and take a walk. Its eastern side has plenty of mountain biking areas and hiking spots while the western side of the lake has lots of areas to fish.


 Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

Another great local spot for a hike is the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. Located in the northern section of Lubbock, the location is known as a fossil dig location and has plenty of stories to tell. They currently have limited hours and require masks and a brief health check before entering but still offer plenty of history to show young audiences or running trails for those wanting a workout.

Other Hiking Spots Worth the Drive Out of Lubbock, TX

While the city of Lubbock has a couple local spots for a hike, you may also want to make a trek to a local state park for more hardcore hiking and sight-seeing. Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is about an hour and a half drive northeast from Lubbock and is home to over 90 miles of trails. Plus, you can find plenty of wildlife you won’t see in the city! Another option is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, which looks onto the second largest canyon in the United States.


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