Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Dallas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a nice trail in the middle Dallas. Every piece touches the lake where you can see the birds and activities.

great place to take the family and for runners and bikes. There are better trails out there for hiking though.

must hike if you're going to Cedar Ridge

favorite trail at Cedar Ridge. wife loves it when the bluebonnets are in bloom.

road biking
17 days ago

White rock lake is a good trail to take the whole family to

Nice, easy walk with well maintained trails. It looks like separate walking & biking trails ar first, but quickly comes together, which is not an issue. Wish I had a map!

the trail head is labeled to start across a heavily trafficked highway, not sure why they want you walk across a street as your start. I left before I started

Harvey traffic, the terrain is not easy, and dogs must be on leash.

trail running
1 month ago

I hate running on pavement, and the 5 miles I ran today are all pavement. not a great running trail, but nice, scenic walk or bike ride through the city. Nice by SMU campus.

walking
1 month ago

Made the full loop recently. One of the many hydrating stops had a water mister which was perfect on a hot day.

1 month ago

This is walk. Not hiking as in a national park on a trail.

very nice!!!!

trail running
1 month ago

Well maintained and good for many activities at all age and skill levels. Nice escape from the traffic and has some decent views of the Dallas skyline.

Trail is cared for, only encountered two downed trees that were really in the way at all, a big one at Katy's loop at the far east. It is dry, sometimes dusty, and lots of overgrowth on most sides of the trail.

There are a few little clearings, especially around the pond right after you cross wildwood drive. There are several picnic tables there which look to have been put there by BSA eagles for their projects. These were the nice little areas that made you feel great about the hike - not just like you were hemmed in by brush.

The last half, when you are walking the Trinity, there are many places where people come in and fish. There tends to be a lot of trash, either from the high tide, or just inconsiderate people fishing there along the river.

Overall, a good 2-3 hours leisurely stroll through, or way quicker hike if you want to hoof it. Well shaded, so fairly cool the whole time. Lots of bypasses.

You can visit the California crossing park across the Trail Head and see a small spillway. Kinda fun, but again, all the inconsiderate people there leaving trash is a bit off putting.

1 month ago

Wonderful Pl. for a neighborhood walk

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.

road biking
1 month ago

beautiful lake; grew up in the area and still ride 2-3 times a week. it can get busy, but still always enjoyable.

great for walking and riding however it is closed until further notice for repairs. This information should be updated on this site!

hiking
2 months ago

Cool place to chill out in the weekends !!

road biking
2 months 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
2 months 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.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Trail is well ridden and easy to access. Its pretty dry this time of year so the trail was dusty, but fast. My eight year old rode a few miles on the trail and had a blast but made the comment that it wasn't very challenging because it lacked elevation change.The trail is a nice alternative to more technical or scenic trail systems for locals, but I wouldn't make it a destination stop. Really its more of a convenience.

Great place! One of my favorites now. Hiking through the trees. Went and let dogs play in stream. Not many out with us in the morning. Shade helped keep the heat comfortable.

Checked it out this morning, we entered through Katie Jackson Park the weather was in the high 80s but since it was pretty shaded it wasn’t bad! Brought my Boston with me and he did great! We’ll definitely go back again!

road biking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

All paved, super flat. Easy start to finish and always crowded, even on week days. Very well-maintained and litter-free. The wisteria in the springtime is absolutely lovely. Stop at Katy Trail Ice House if it's a drinkin' sort of hike.

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!

hiking
3 months ago

A nice, shaded running trail in the heart of the city. A nice escape from the hustle and bustle. Great for running.

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

3 months ago

Very nice

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