Piedmont Ridge Trail

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Piedmont Ridge Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dallas, Texas that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

23 days ago

This is a very short trail, but there is an incline so it may be hard for young children. The trail is pretty overgrown but you can easily keep track of it. During the summer it's hard to see the dallas skyline where the bench is, but it should be much more visible as the leaves fall! You can hear the cars and the dart train but you can not see them from the trail. The trail head is kind of hidden, it's in the clearing of trees next to the big power line tower. Lots of bugs in the summer so put on bugspray! There are lots of shaded areas but also some clearings so suncreen is a must also.

3 months ago

A quick uphill to the ridge top then an easy flat walk or run to the end. Trail dead ends at a road and is above a set of train tracks and a golf course. A partial and full view of the Dallas skyline are nice rewards.

hiking
4 months ago

Park in the gravel parking lot on the west side of Jim Miller by the soccer field, not the paved one at Gateway Park. This way you don’t have to cross Jim Miller. Go towards the giant metal power tower and past it until you think “this can’t be the way” and then you’ll see the trailhead.

Beautiful, tons of butterflies this time of year. It’s a quick trail but worth the time out to see it. Be careful the beginning has a super steep part but after that it’s fine.

hiking
5 months ago

Short enough to hike on my lunch break. Would be much better if a second trail to make it a loop was added through the eastern portion, but that would take a lot of work. The trailhead was kinda hidden from the nearest parking lot and there was broken glass on the trail. Since this trail is right in the middle of the city that can be expected.

hiking
9 months ago

Short trail wedged in between railroad tracks and Jim Miller Road. Traffic is audible the entire track but it was perfect for my two yr old to run around on. 2 nice vistas looking towards downtown. We were a few weeks from the fall colors being out. Around Thanksgiving plan to go back.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Short stroll through the woods. "Moderate" difficulty might be an exaggeration. Can hear traffic on Jim Miller Road the whole time. Nice greenery and views at points. Doesn't feel like much of an "escape" wedged between the road and golf course.

trail running
Thursday, June 22, 2017

22 Jun 17/4:00pm
A mild incline in the beginning, but mostly flat. Very narrow trail. Not used very often I had to navigate a fallen tree. Made it more adventurous. Decent trail to run if you are nearby.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

I like this Trail a lot

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It was a decent trail by Dallas standards, if a bit short. The skyline was nice when you could catch an odd glimpse, but the spring leaves prevented most of that. It's not in the best of areas though.

trail running
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nice trail to walk or run. I ran it there and back in about 20 minutes. Some glass on the ground at the peak area.

The double bench outlook over the golf course is pretty cool!

hiking
Monday, December 26, 2016

Great short trail with nice views and plenty of nature. Moderately steep at the very beginning but levels out for most of the hike. We hiked it with our 2-year-old in a backpack and he even walked for some of it. Don't miss the view with benches in the middle or the skyline view at the end.

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