Great trail systems are associated with great cities.  Linking communities with trails and greenways is a critical component of urban life. Trails provide numerous benefits and create a sustainable and healthy community.

The award-winning Dallas Trail Plan has over 125 miles of the most beautiful and diverse urban hike and bike trails in the country.  Located throughout the city, these trails connect communities, provide alternative transportation corridors, and have become an essential recreational amenity for our citizens.

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Trails:

  • AT&T Trail
  • Bachman Lake Park Trail (3.5 miles)
  • Cedar Ridge Preserve Trail (Hiking only)
  • Cottonwood Creek Trail (3.6 miles)
  • Coombs Creek Trail (1.25 miles)
  • Crawford Memorial Trial (2 miles)
  • Glendale Park Trail (2 miles)
  • Katy Trail (3.5 miles)
  • Kiest Park Trail (2.8 miles)
  • Lake Highland Trail
  • Northaven Trail (2 miles)
  • Preston Ridge Trail (6.3 miles)
  • Santa Fe Trail (4 miles)
  • Santa Fe Trestle Trail
  • Skyline Trail (4.6 miles)
  • Southern Pacific Trail (Future Trail)
  • Texas Buckeye Trail (1.6 miles)
  • Trinity Forest Trail (4.5 miles)
  • Trinity Strand Trail
  • White Rock Creek Trail (7.6 miles)
  • White Rock Lake Park Trail (9.4 miles)

Off-Road Cycling

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department offers 4 off-road cycling trails:

  • Harry S. Moss (5 miles)
  • Katie Jackson
  • Boulder
  • L.B. Houston

These trials are products of a partnership between the City of Dallas and the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA).

Trail Etiquette

  • Be courteous to other trail users at all times
  • Keep to the right, except when passing.  When paths are crowded; slow down and always yield to pedestrians and slower moving traffic
  • Always pass on the left, and give a clear audible warning when passing slower traffic, such as, “on your left.”
  • Cross carefully.  Always look both ways and yield to through-traffic.  Pedestrians have the right of way but need to exercise caution and be aware of the stopping limitations of cyclists and skaters.
  • Cyclists should always ride at a safe sped, never ride on paths intended exclusively for walking or jogging, and use trails instead of roadways where appropriate.  Slow down – form a single line in congested conditions, reduced visibility, or other hazardous conditions.
  • Avoid congregating on the trail itself.  This blocks other users and may result in collisions.
  • Always look both ways and yield to through-traffics when crossing a roadway. Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Pedestrians should avoid walking more than two abreast.  Doing so takes up a lot of space and limits the ability of other users to pass safely.  Form a single line in congested areas or when other users are trying to pass.
  • Teach your children they must share the trail.  Parents with small children should prevent their children from running into the path of trail traffic especially cyclists who may not be able to slow down.
  • Pet owners must keep dogs on leash at all times and remove pet droppings from the trail.

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  • To improve trail safety, the City of Dallas has implemented a trail marker system that will aid first responders in the event of an emergency.
  • Sign posts, with a unique location identifier, have been placed approximately every 1/8 mile to ensure trail users are never far from an emergency marker.  Emergency response teams will now know exactly where on the trail they need to respond and how to best access that location.
  • If you should need assistance while using a trail, find the nearest marker, dial 911, and tell the operator the locator number listed on the sign.

(Updated 10/2014)