Katy Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily 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.

Length7.5 miElevation gain196 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlykid friendlystroller friendlyNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPavedViewswild-flowers
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A popular, shaded, paved trail in the downtown area good for walking, biking, and rollerblading. In the off-season, crews regularly repair trails and bridges. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least five feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle. Most wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller users will likely find this trail navigable.

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Ronald Freitag
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Hiking

Great urban trail. We started at Mockingbird Station went down the Katy Trail to Victory Park and back.

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Lesley Haberman
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Ronald Richards
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Hiking

Nice, well maintained urban trail built on railroad right of way. Good mixed use design. Trail closed due to bridge work just north of Snyder Union.

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Sarah El
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Hiking

Completed a nice 4.5 mile trail. Pretty heavy foot traffic, especially on a Sunday before noon. Good for a nice jog or easy run.

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Ailsa Morozow
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Hiking

Lots to see. Beautiful clean city.

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Malcolm Fisher
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Andrea Winters
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Paivi Lehto
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Victoria Young
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Brandon Luk
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Road biking

Crowded but always nice

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John Miller
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Road biking

beautiful trail that cuts through the heart of Dallas.

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Jeremy Whitney
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Bike touring
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Ewan Macdonald
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Hiking

The north end is far quieter than the south end (where people coming from the Ice House often don't look where they're going - beware, especially if they are holding a leash across the path) if you're just looking for a quick run or walk. Several reports of criminal attacks early in the morning and late at night, particularly near the southern terminus. Fine during the day.

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charu kalanidhi
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Kendra Carter
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Hiking

Shady trail and good walk but gets so crowded.

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Maria Santoyo
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WalkingGreat!

Loved it! Doing it again before I do a longer trail

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Antonio Montoya
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Hiking

Amazing

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daniel l
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This is my favourite and most used trail in Dallas. Very convenient and long enough to exercise. However it gets crowdy at popular hours (5-8pm) with bikes, dogs, runners...everywhere. Not ideal for kids.

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Henry Peacor
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Hiking

Paved and cushioned trail. Part of trail is closed but there is an easy detour. Beautiful run. Crowded but lots of space to maneuver

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Jonika Clark
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Walking

The trail is under construction but still had a great walk. Broke my PR today! Yay for me I’ll do it again once construction is completed maybe then I can do the full 7.5 miles each way.

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Clayton Claridy
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Road biking

Great trail!

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Michelle Rubio
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Road bikingOff trail
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Emily Minion
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Walking

I think this trail is amazing for walking or running. But it’s very busy given it’s right in the center of town, so I would imagine it would be a bit annoying for cyclists given the number of people to dodge. The pathway is paved and it’s quite wide too, so you can walk comfortably side by side with a partner. You can enter from multiple spots so you can pick how long of a walk to take. I like entering near Katy Trail Ice House and taking a left and walking to the end of the trail. It ends on that side downtown/by the American Airlines center. Good place to grab a drink before or after the hike is either Katy Trail Ice House, or if you don’t mind a bit of extra walking after you are off the trail, walk over to Happiest Hour.

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J Q
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Road biking

Well maintained train, but VERY busy! I was bicycling, and I found our pedestrians to be on one extreme or the other: either they were very courteous, stayed to the right, and made room to share the trail - OR they ignored any vocalization of our intent to pass, spread across the entire trail, made no effort to share, let their dogs wander across the trail, and even downright blocked the path! I VERY MUCH appreciate our courteous pedestrians, and I look forward to more of them on other trails.

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Clayton Sanchez
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Good for rollerblading. There is dog poo in the middle of the trail sometimes (no idea how or why) so keep your eyes sharp. If you ride it back and forth twice you'll hit 14 miles and will burn around 1K calories.

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Rafi Saleh
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Road bikingBugs

Great Trail but very busy after work hours. Nice to see people being active, biking, running, roller blading.

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Ray Scott
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Hiking

Great trail ... One of my go to trails in Dallas.

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Meena Meena
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Hiking

Super easy to walk, pet friendly, lots of good places to eat along side of trail. I will do this again.

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steffanie Anderson
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beautiful trail in the downtown area. here for a conference and loved being able to catch some sunshine and fresh air!

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Elizabeth Peddie
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What a hidden treasure within the city of Dallas. My husband and I are visiting from Michigan for a Bowl football game. We enjoyed the scenery, flowers, all the people with their dogs, the ice house with the outdoor fires, paved roads and bamboo!

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