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White Rock Lake Trail is a 9.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a lake 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.

Length 9.3 mi Elevation gain 183 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Fishing

Nature trips

Paddle sports

Road biking

Walking

Running

Lake

Paved

Views

City walk

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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. A paved multi-use pathway circumnavigates the lake with several (apparently older and unmaintained) walking pathways branching off at various points. Interconnects with other pathways.

Multiple parking options around the lake (see maps). Picnic areas and benches are prevalent. Multiple public restrooms available.

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Recordings (834)
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daniel l
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Walking

Like Katy trail, it is very nice, long enough, and well paved. Good for exercising. However it gets crowded in the weekend and at popular hours (5-8pm) with dogs, bikers, runners...

Abraham Reyna
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Mountain bikingNo shade
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Colton King
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Mountain biking

Pretty nice trail overall, has a moderate amount of incline. Some shade, sitting areas and fountains but no bathrooms so plan accordingly. Roughly 9-11 miles total! Perfect for biking, walking or running! Dog friendly!

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Andrea Saldana
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Road bikingNo shade
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Jacob Espino
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Hiking

Amazing trail for cyclin.

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Dick Morrison
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Road biking

Good city ride. Can be busy

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Chris Willingham
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed May 13 2020
Road bikingBugsMuddyNo shadePrivate property

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Robert Gallagher
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HikingNo shade
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Kelsey L.
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HikingScramble

Great running and walking trail. Many different paths to take and all sorts of types: through woods, around lake, over bridge view

T Ward
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HikingNo shade

Hot no shade lots of people

Celina Corzo
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Hiking

This is a nice walking trail for beginners. The entire ten miles has a paved sidewalk. There’s awesome views and plenty of birds chirping. Beautiful parts to enjoy the trees and soak in fresh air. But there’s also a TON of people there on Saturdays. Too many people. I’d say it’s more of a biking trail when there’s that many people. If you’re walking be weary of bikers. Some people are going like 70 mph and whizzing pass you. Lol keep your arms by your side, they may take your arm off if you’re not paying attention. It was a little annoying how much I had to pay attention and keep my senses up for the bikers. There were biker accidents happening a lot too. One girl fell off her bike in the middle of the walking trail and caused a traffic jam. I came there to walk and relax but damn only come during the weekdays.

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Andrea Saldana
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Road bikingNo shade
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ALI Mahmoud
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Hiking

wide roads. can take 4 ppl side by side easily on a side of the walk way. lots of traffic. beautiful lake

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Edin Zaldivar
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Blowdown
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Whitney Jarvis
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HikingBugs
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Gene Hooton
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Paddle sports

Took two of the kids on the kayak today, exploring the creek north of the lake. The fork to the left has some “islands” that are fun for exploring in small craft.

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sharnice woodall
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HikingBugs

It’s a good trail just watch out for rude bikers

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Teresa M.
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Walking
Leigh Files
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Hiking

Great day for hiking around the lake - temperature in the 50s and not too windy. Also, it wasn't too crowded. The lake is so pretty and we saw an amazing number and different kinds of birds. A nice oasis so close to downtown Dallas.

Tom Huben
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Great place for a Jog, Bike ride or a walk. Many people enjoying the paved trail. many sail boats out on the lake.

Joel Richardson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu Dec 26 2019
Running

Hello old friend! Lived in Dallas 25+ years ago and ran this every weekend. Had a chance to run it again on a cool December morning. Still pretty, tons of wading birds and friendly people. Noticed runners these days stick to the road and not the old trail. Old trail for this guy!

Stacey Smith North
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Nov 16 2019
Hiking

I am at this lake just about every day. It’s a great place to do a short leisurely walk or a more intense workout running or riding bikes (you can even rent paddle boards and kayaks here). There are a lot of water fountains around the lake but I think they are turned off right now for the winter, so bring a water with you.

Maggie Erickson
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Hiking

Lovely trail for a Sunday afternoon hike. It is well paved. Crowded at some points, but manageable.

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Zack H
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Road biking

Great views the entire way, the bike trail was perfectly maintained in some spots and completely broken up in others. But there's always a road next to the bike path that you can share with cars while still appreciating the view

Robert F
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Oct 08 2019
Road biking

Love going out to White Rock Lake, something for everyone here, bike, walk, fish, or just go to get out. The pathways interlink with other areas, the scenery is picturesque, and sometimes you can even find a taco truck. Who doesn't like tacos?!

Kim Kaufman
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Road biking

from fair oaks tennis to white rock lake was first 3 miles or so.

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Ayeshani W.
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HikingBugs
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