White Rock Lake Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Paved walk/bike path through park constructed around city reservoir. Multiple parking lots around the pathway. Relatively level terrain. White Rock Lake is a water reservoir constructed circa 1900 to supply water to the growing Dallas area. The surrounding land has been turned into a picturesque city park and is, in turn, surrounded by neighborhoods. Paved multiuse pathway circumnavigates the lake with several (apparently older and unmaintained) walking pathways branching off at various points. Interconnects with other pathways (see also http://www.dallasparks.org/Downloads/Trails/DallasTrailNetworkPlan.pdf).
This trail has some gorgeous views of the lake, and is relatively flat. the 9 miles was a good challenge for me personally and took just under 3 hours to walk. All in all a good experience.
We walked the entire loop. This is a very nice trail. We really enjoyed the fact that there were many water fountains with dog dishes available. The trail gets pretty busy when the weather is nice, lovely view of the lake.
Great track for endurance running and biking, reasonably crowded at some stretches , loop offers some amazing views.
Wow! great track can be a little crowded at times but endurance loop. Dallas Police on patrol.
It is quite a walk if you do the entire loop around the lake. Never boring, though, and with many nice and interesting views. Nice to have this nearby, even though it can get a bit crowded.
Easy trail. Paved. Flat. Easy for running, walking dog, picnicking, rollerblading, bicycling, kayaking. Water fountains for dogs. Playgrounds. Not many bathrooms. Gated dog park.
I live in Dallas so I'm one of the many regulars found here everyday. I love the natural beauty of this lake although it is manmade. absolutely stunning views all the way around. It gets very crowded during beautiful weather (cooler temps especially on weekends). A lot of bikers, runners, walkers and people out for strolls. There are water fountains, including ground level for pets, all the way around. One official set of toilets with no stall doors but there are maintained port a potties strategically placed. Do always have a roll of toilet paper with you just in case they run out. There are two playgrounds and numerous cooking spots and benches placed around as well. There is also a popular dog park nestled along the way with water access if you want tour dog to play. Kayaks and paddle boards for rent by the marina for a descent price. The trail doesn't get difficult until about spillway. That is a sight to behold because of all the waterfowl that nests in the area. During summer months you can also see the green parrots. But the spillway area has a pretty steep incline/decline that is forgiving in that they lengthened it for less stress. However, bikers love to speed through this point because of the sharp turn at the bottom. very exhilarating for them so be careful. Most of the trail is in the sun and it can get quite hot even with the constant breeze coming off the lake. Do always wear sunscreen. Parking can be difficult on weekends but DO NOT just park on the side of the road unless the signs say you can. Police heavily patrol and ride bikes because it is part of a more affluent neighborhood and there does tend to be crime reported but the lake, especially the Lawther side is pretty safe even at night. I love this place as it is the best place to 'get away' from the city and still be in the city. I didn't give a 5 rating o my because I come too often to see the problems. oh, and thanks to the Pokemon Go craze, a lot of cars randomly stop in the middle of the road so beware! And bikers tend to ride on the road more than the trail, so stay alert if you're driving the road for the beautiful scenery.
Love it but to many bikers
Crear trail ... I have done it more than 3 times
Great trail with something for everyone