White Rock Creek Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
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White Rock Creek Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, horses, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

horseback riding

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

rails trails

river

views

wild flowers

This trail offers refreshing variety for hikers, bikers, joggers, and rollerbladers alike as it connects Anderson Bonner Park, Harry S. Moss Nature Area, Fair Oaks Tennis Center, and eventually joins the white Rock Lake Park trail system. This is a concrete, 12'-wide (narrows at points to 8') path that runs along White Rock Creek in North Dallas.

road biking
7 days ago

The wooded areas are really pretty. Creek levels are low and there was a lot of trash in it and on the trail...makes me sad and mad. Saw a couple of men sleeping under the bridge at Forest and another taking a "shower" at the water fountains near 75 and 635 in that open area. Decided that I should probably turn around there...met back up with WRC trail and biked it until the trail was closed...somewhere on Park Central. It's probably best to bike it with a buddy...definitely felt safer on a bike than I would have running alone.

6 months ago

I've been biking on this trail for over 10 years, and have never had an incident other than being stared at by a coyote and almost running over a snake. That said, I simply wouldn't walk on this trail alone. As others have said, the trail passes through some fairly isolated areas where you're liable to encounter some sketchy people living under bridges and what-not. I still bike it from time to time, because it's easier to find another cyclist to keep in view while traversing the sketchy areas. This would be a nice trail without all the negatives from being in a large urban area, such as trash, graffiti, and potential for crime.

road biking
Thursday, May 04, 2017

Light on traffic, but not very well maintained. Asphalt and concrete repairs needed.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Best features: follows White Rock Creek through some nice wooded areas. Smooth and wide concrete trail. Runs under major street bridges so avoids auto traffic.
Worst features: inconsiderate groups of cyclists who who ride two or three abreast across the whole trail. Runners with earphones who can't hear cyclists calling out when coming up behind them. Can be crowded on weekends.

walking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Simple paved trail loop with a few choice off-road trails.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hiked 8.5 miles today. Wouldn't hike it again. All paved, lots of graffiti, homeless people camped out right beside the trail near where it goes under Forest Lane. Can't really even enjoy the river for all the trash. I would bike it, but probably not alone.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

bike path. not very safe if you are a jogger

walking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

This trail is far from "multiple activities." This is basically a bike path (I was the only person on foot I saw all day) with some places so full of graffiti that not being on a bike feels unsafe. I was looking for a nice hike. This was definitely not the place to go. Will not be returning.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Covers a lot of distance
Good for biking

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Considering that someone was hacked to death with a machete last year, I am a little leery to go on there again. There is a lot of trash. And some pretty sketchy people.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Walked about 6 mi. I wish the trail would have gone in a loop and not straight. Lots of trash in the river.

walking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pretty nice place to walk the dog

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Monday, May 01, 2017

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