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 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
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.

walking
7 days 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
11 days ago

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

walking
12 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

walking
2 months ago

trail running
3 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.

3 months ago

love it ,perfect for road running and biking

4 months ago

Great10 mile trail, one of my favorite places

6 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

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

road biking
7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Very beautiful trail, can be too long for beginners.

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Good

walking
10 months ago

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.

walking
11 months ago

We walked the entire loop. This is a very nice trail. We really enjoyed the fact that there were many water fountains with dog dishes available. The trail gets pretty busy when the weather is nice, lovely view of the lake.

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