White Rock Lake Trail

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White Rock Lake Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

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.

hiking
13 days ago

Cool place to chill out in the weekends !!

road biking
14 days ago

This is my local training spot for running and cycling. I love it but you do have to watch out for others...sometimes the cyclists are the jerks thinking they're at le tour and sometimes runners are the jerks wearing earbuds and can't hear approaching cyclists. Sometimes there are just families with kids who dart across the path. Overall, it's great. I like tacking on the other trails so I don't have to ride the loop multiple times to get in extra miles. It is a gem in the middle of the city and I'm so glad I live nearby.

road biking
30 days ago

Relaxing view while biking. Water fountain and public bathroom available.

hiking
1 month ago

A lovely lake to take a leisurely bike, walk, or run. Can be quite littered at times. Watch out for cyclists, they'll switch between road rules and pedestrian rules in an instant. Check out White Rock Paddle Co for kayaking!

1 month ago

Great biking trail. Beautiful view of the lake. Trees everywhere. Lots of birds.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. We rented bikes from the trail. Yes, they have rental bikes on the trail for $1
We did 6 miles on the bike and walked 3.5 miles back to the car, to take our time and enjoy the trail.
GREAT PLACE!!!

3 months ago

Great road bike route if not too busy

hiking
4 months ago

Straight forward "hike" with lots of human traffic. Went towards the afternoon and the sunset over the lake was amazing! Lots of dogs on this "trail" so be careful with their byproducts if ya know what I mean. There are bicyclists as well so try not to get run over by them.

All in all, pretty easy and chill "hike".

5 months ago

Moderately trafficked? Not on the weekends. Everyone lives white rock lake.

5 months ago

Great paved trail around the lake & beautiful wildlife especially for bird watching. I rented one of the bikes and biked about 3 of the 9 miles. Beautiful lavish homes lined the west side of the lake- amazing architecture. The lake was littered in a few areas, but other than that the grounds & trail was well maintained. I’ll definitely be back.

trail running
6 months ago

I enjoy this trails every time I go

walking
6 months ago

This is a very easy paved loop around the lake. It can get very busy at times, but as a result it tends to be much safer than the White Rock Creek trail which adjoins it (that trail passes through some sketchy and fairly isolated areas). It's a nice trail for biking or walking, with lots of nice scenery. One interesting tid-bit: On the southeast side of the lake, maybe a mile north / northwest of the spillway and near the boat house / pump station, you might see and/or hear some feral parakeets in the trees.

hiking
6 months ago

I was 9mile hike, it was very good hike,

walking
6 months ago

Really pretty paved trail in the middle of a big city. Great views of the lake and best dog park in Dallas.

hiking
8 months ago

Paved, several water fountains and picnic facilities. bicyclers can be a problem on wekends and evenings. multiple parking lots.

walking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Great views of the lake. Bridges and boardwalks on the trail, also water fountains. Really enjoyed the run after a work day visiting Dallas.

9 months ago

love it ,perfect for road running and biking

10 months ago

Great10 mile trail, one of my favorite places

Thursday, July 13, 2017

road biking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Wow! great track can be a little crowded at times but great endurance loop. Dallas Police on patrol.

road biking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This is by far the best paved biking trail I have come across in north Texas. The view of the lake, magnificent estates and the many other riders on trail are what make White Rock a great place to bicycle.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great view of the lake but some of the pavement needs serious work - careful if you're on wheels

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

great trail for biking, running and walking. I prefer non cement trails though. still beautiful all around the lake.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Scenic ride with just a couple of hills. Roads offer plenty of space for cyclists. Trails can be very crowded with pedestrians.

Friday, March 31, 2017

wonderful!!!!! fantastic with your bike or simply hiking!!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Very beautiful trail, can be too long for beginners.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Amazing for the first time and better the second time also great for family

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Good

walking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This trail has some gorgeous views of the lake, and is relatively flat. the 9 miles was a good challenge for me personally and took just under 3 hours to walk. All in all a good experience.

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