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Have you heard of the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail? Or as we call it on this side of the region, the Dallas to Fort Worth Regional Trail? In November 2013, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) spearheaded an effort with the Mayors of five cities to discuss the idea of a regional trail from Downtown Dallas to Downtown Fort Worth. The participating cities include Dallas, Irving, Grand Prairie, Arlington, and Fort Worth. The trail would be a total of over 65 miles using a combination of existing trails and new trail corridors. Over 62 miles of the trail currently exist or are funded for construction.
Once complete, the trail will wind its way through the five cities following near the Trinity River corridor and its tributaries, providing scenic views of the river and wooded areas, and access to various destinations along its path. No need to worry about riding too far and then having to ride back. The trail will connect to multiple Trinity Railway Express rail stations, providing easy transport back to your starting point.
Those using the Trinity Skyline Trail in the City of Dallas may have noticed new bridges and a ribbon of pavement leading off to the west from Sylvan Avenue. That is Dallas’ section that is now under construction. At approximately five miles long, the extension of the Trinity Skyline Trail will follow the Trinity River until it reaches the confluence with the Elm Fork. There the trail will turn to the north, crossing the Elm Fork on a new bridge, and connecting to the City of Irving’s Campion Trail at Trinity View Park. The trail connection to Irving is expected to be complete in early 2021, just in time for Spring walking and biking weather.
For more information, including maps of the alignment, please visit the NCTCOG Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail Website through this link.