Katy Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dallas, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

7.5 miles
196 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running





wild flowers

27 days ago

This is a great urban trail and is heavily used by the citizens of Dallas! It’s not a wilderness hike in the Rockies, but it’s great, just the same!

trail running
1 month ago

Great to run and people watch. Easy on the knee as there are no incline.

trail running
2 months ago

I hate running on pavement, and the 5 miles I ran today are all pavement. not a great running trail, but nice, scenic walk or bike ride through the city. Nice by SMU campus.

2 months ago

This is walk. Not hiking as in a national park on a trail.

4 months ago

All paved, super flat. Easy start to finish and always crowded, even on week days. Very well-maintained and litter-free. The wisteria in the springtime is absolutely lovely. Stop at Katy Trail Ice House if it's a drinkin' sort of hike.

5 months ago

A nice, shaded running trail in the heart of the city. A nice escape from the hustle and bustle. Great for running.

5 months ago

Very nice

6 months ago

Great place. It's not very crowed early in the morning. We did 7 miles on the trail, it was great! I like that the trail was very shaded. I didn't see any bathrooms. We did see plenty of water fountains though

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lots of trees and creek, very nice,

road biking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Too crowded

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Beautiful urban trail, just too crowded.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Beautiful smooth paved trail

trail running
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great trail in the middle of the city!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Excelent trail in the heart of the city. Perfect for families.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Great inner city running/walking trail. All paved and flat, but nothing challenging about it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

very nice trail, paved , we walk part of trail and walk toward downtown sightseeing. parking is a problem for us.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Easy paved trail and an "off-road pathway" that runs alongside of it. Restaurants provide free water to those working out, police on bikes regularly patrol the entire trail, great social atmosphere and plenty of places to visit while on it. It's not for those wanting to get-a-way from the city because it is the epitome of urban life.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Love this trail for a good brisk walk with lots of shaded areas. Very clean and well maintained cement trail walk.

trail running
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Walk down in to the parks and the stairs below the trail also. Beautiful scenery and peaceful. Even in the middle of Dallas.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Great place to walk dogs. Lots of stops with water. Katy Trail Ice House is also a nice place to cool off. Misters and water for doggies and humans!

mountain biking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Great trail

trail running
Saturday, April 16, 2016

I love this trail, right in the heart of Dallas.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Beautiful trail that goes into downtown Dallas.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nice paved path with high traffic, need to be aware of your surroundings as there are many cyclists, pedestrians, and k-9s. The trail also has an occasional event held on or near it such as foot races.

trail running
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Fun running or roller blading trail

Sunday, June 14, 2015

We live close to Katy and walk it (with our dog) almost every day. Katy is an old railroad right of way, so only a few traffic intersections to cross. Some shaded areas help somewhat on hot days. It can be very crowded on weekends. A few bikers zoom by so be careful.

trail running
Monday, May 19, 2014

Awesome Trail in my city. It's crowded by it's such a nice trail with great stuff to do around the trail. I don't take my dogs just because there are too many other dogs around. I'm a snob dog owner :)

trail running
Thursday, February 06, 2014

7miles total if you start at the AA Center entrance, great straight-away trail. Paved, and shaded in the summer months.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

This is an awesome trail i use to jog everyday.. Lot of water fountains, security patrols, night lights and well maintained overall..

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