Linear Trails

Linear trails typically connect multiple parks, greenbelts, schools, neighborhoods, employment centers, entertainment districts and transit centers.  In addition to the obvious recreational benefit, major linear trails are essential in promoting alternative modes of transportation and improving air quality.

AT&T Trail and Trinity Forest Trail

The 8.1-mile AT&T and Trinity Forest Trails provide for a scenic experience of the Trinity River and the Trinity Forest. Passing by small ponds, large majestic trees, and a bridge over the Trinity River, those on the trail will be able to enjoy the quiet solitude the forest has to offer just a few miles of downtown. Trailheads are located at the Trinity River Audubon Center, the City of Dallas Eco Park facility on Simpson Stuart, and on Great Trinity Forest Way providing multiple access points and experiences.ATT-Trinity Forest Trails Opens in new windowupdated 7/20/20

Cedar Crest Trail, Honey Springs Trail, and John C. Phelps Trail

The Cedar Crest Trail, Honey Springs Trail, and John C. Phelps Trail extension add five miles of trails to Southern Dallas. Following an ONCOR transmission corridor, the Cedar Crest Trail extends almost three miles to the south and west, connecting neighborhoods and providing access to schools, DART’s Illinois Station, and parks such as South Oak Cliff Renaissance Park. Also located in an ONCOR transmission corridor, the Honey Springs Trail provides improved neighborhood connectivity. An extension of the John C. Phelps connects neighborhoods west of Corinth Street with DART’s Illinois Station.  Cedar Crest Trail Map

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Coombs Creek Trail

The 2.5-mile Coombs Creek Trail creates a scenic pathway along the Coombs Creek Greenbelt and Stevens Park Golf Course in North Oak Cliff. Future extensions to the east will connect the trail to the Margaret McDermott Bridge and Trinity River, and to Moss Park to the southwest.Coombs Creek Trail Opens in new windowupdated 7/16/20

Cottonwood Creek Trail

The 3.6 mile Cottonwood Creek Trail, located in northeast Dallas near Cottonwood Creek, provides a direct linkage between the Preston Ridge Trail and the White Rock Creek Greenbelt Trail. It also provides a connection through Hamilton Park, Texas Instruments, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) stations at Forest Lane and LBJ/Central, churches and several neighborhoods and employment centers. This trail provides an uninterrupted route through the congested High Five Interchange completely separated from automobile traffic.Cottonwood Creek Trailupdated 7/16/20

Katy Trail

The 3.5 mile Katy Trail, is located in between the Uptown and Oaklawn neighborhoods just north of downtown Dallas. Beginning just north of the American Airlines Center and ending at Central Expressway, the trail serves as a 26 acre linear park providing recreational and alternative commuting opportunities in one of the densest areas of the City. Katy Trailupdated 7/16/20

Northaven Trail

The 7.8-mile Northaven trail is located in an overhead utility corridor in north central Dallas. The trail extends between Valledale Drive, just west of US75 to Monroe Drive in Northwest Dallas. A planned bridge over US75 will connect the trail to the ‘Low Five’, the intersection of the White Rock Creek Trail, Cottonwood Creek Trail, SoPac Trail and Northaven Trail. Dedicated bike lanes, now in development, will connect the west terminus of the trail at Monroe Drive to the Walnut Hill/Denton Drive DART Station.Northhaven Trail Opens in new windowupdated 7/16/20

Preston Ridge Trail

The 6.3 mile Preston Ridge Trail, located within an overhead utility right of way in far north Dallas, links Fretz Park, Salado Park and Campbell Green Park. Ending at the city limits of Plano at Hillcrest and S.H. 190, this trail also connects to the Cottonwood Creek Trail providing a bicycle and pedestrian connection from Plano to downtown Dallas.Preston Ridge Trailupdated 7/16/20

Ridgewood Trail

At just over one mile in length, the Ridgewood Trail begins at Skillman Street and ends at the SoPac Trail near Fisher Road. The trail connects to the University Crossing Trail, the SoPac Trail, and through those connections to destinations such as the Ridgewood-Belcher Recreation Center, Mockingbird Station, and White Rock Lake.University Crossing - Ridgewood Trailsupdated 7/17/20

Runyon Creek Trail

The 2.7-mile Runyon Creek Trail, located in southern Dallas, begins at Glendale Park and extends to the University of North Texas at Dallas campus and the UNT-Dallas DART Station. The Trail also connects to the Five Mile Creek Trail, Singing Hills Recreation Center, and the Camp Wisdom DART Station.undefined Opens in new windowupdated 7/16/20

Santa Fe Trail

The 4.7-mile Santa Fe Trail is located in a former railroad right of way in East Dallas. Beginning just east of the Deep Ellum/Exposition Park area, the trail passes through the Mount Auburn and Hollywood/Santa Monica neighborhoods with a connection to the west side of White Rock Lake. The trail provides a connection to Fair Park, Deep Ellum, White Rock Lake, the SoPac Trail, and the future Trinity Forest Spine Trail.Santa Fe Trailupdated 7/16/20

Santa Fe Trestle Trail

The Great Trinity Forest begins at the Santa Fe Trestle Trail located across the Dallas Floodway near Corinth Street and Eighth Street. The trail can be accessed from Riverfront Boulevard or on the west side of the levees at Santa Fe Street.
 The concrete trail begins near the DART Rail Station at Eighth Street providing access across the floodway past seasonal wetlands, stands of trees, far reach vistas of the floodway, and glimpses of birds that live or migrate through the area. At the Santa Fe Railroad Trestle, most visitors are sure to stop and enjoy beautiful views of the Trinity River, the floodway and the City of Dallas. Santa Fe Trestle Trail

SoPAC Trail

The SoPac Trail currently spans 5.5 miles from White Rock Lake north to Greenville Avenue at Meadow Road. Serving as a north-south spine, SoPac connects with the Santa Fe Trail, White Rock Lake Trail, Flag Pole Hill Trail, and Ridgewood Trail. A future phase will complete the connection to the White Rock Creek Trail, Northaven Trail, and Cottonwood Creek Trail ‘low-five’ intersection.SoPac Trail Opens in new windowupdated 7/20/20

Trinity Skyline Trail

The Trinity Skyline Trail is the first trail to bring visitors close to the Trinity River in the Dallas floodway with views of downtown Dallas. The 4.6 mile hard surface trail is perfect for hiking and biking and connects to the Santa Fe Trestle Trail. 

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University Crossing Trail

At nearly 2 miles long, the University Crossing Trail begins at Glencoe Park and ends at Skillman Street. The trail includes a bridge over Mockingbird Lane providing connections to Mockingbird Station, SMU’s East Campus, the Ridgewood Trail, and the Katy Trail.University Crossing - Ridgewood Trails Opens in new windowupdated 7/17/20

White Rock Creek Trail

The 9.2-mile White Rock Creek Trail, located in northeast Dallas adjacent to White Rock Creek, links several parks that make up the White Rock Creek Greenbelt including Hillcrest Park, Valley View Park, Anderson-Bonner Park, Orbiter Park, Northwood Park, Harry S. Moss Park, Fair Oaks Park, R. P. Brooks Park, Olive Shapiro Park, Flag Pole Hill and White Rock Lake Park. The trail also provides a direct connection to the Cottonwood Creek Trail, Flag Pole Hill Trail, and White Rock Lake.White Rock Creek Trail Opens in new windowupdated 7/16/20