Southeast Corner of Duncanville and Wintergreen Roads
About Nature Preserve Windmill Hill Nature Preserve is 75 acres of land, set aside by the City of DeSoto and Dallas County as a nature preserve. Nestled in woods providing shade in the summer, there is a great hiking trail with gentle slopes and some very steep hills, which can provide a challenge at times. There is a bridge that crosses Ten Mile Creek, named in memory of the late Steven Ray Vaughan.
The hiking trail, located in the Windmill Hill Nature Preserve was named as the Best Urban Hiking Trail by the Dallas Observer in September 2001, “Though just a few blocks south of Highway 67, it’s called a ‘quiet place’ for good reason. Wind along its foot trails, viewing the well-preserved flowers and fauna of the region, and soon you’re lost in another world.
This is no quick-step hiking place. Unless you’re looking for a leisurely walk and literally prepared to stop and smell the flowers, don’t bother. Dedicated in 1993, the preserve is open to the public, free, from 6 a.m. to sundown daily."