Hike and Bike Trail Plans

At 153 miles of trails, the City of Dallas has one of the best hike and bike trail systems in the United States. In the 2002 Renaissance Plan identified trails as one of the highest priorities for Dallas citizens. 

The Trail Network Master Plan was created by the Park and Recreation Department to establish a 287 trail network throughout the City of Dallas. The plan was adopted in 2005 and revised in 2008. 

This master plan examines the logistical and physical opportunities and constraints for a new trail approximately 4.5 miles (23,760 linear feet) long connecting the Tyler-Vernon DART Station south of the Tyler/West Clarendon intersection, Kiest Park, Briar Gate Park, Pecan Grove Park, and Westmoreland Park at Illinois Avenue.

The Trinity Forest Spine Trail Master Plan provides a vision for a 17.5 mile segment of planned trail in east Dallas that will run from the Santa Fe Trail just south of White Rock Lake to the Interstate 20 Gateway Park.

The SoPac Trail Master Plan provides a vision for a seven mile segment of planned trail in east Dallas on an abandoned heavy rail corridor that will connect to White Rock Lake and the Katy Trail.

The Connection Master Plan seeks to guide development of a primary trail connection between the Katy Trail and the forthcoming Trinity Strand Trail. When completed, the Connection will join Uptown, Downtown, the Design District, the Medical District, and the Stemmons Corridor businesses.