Over the last decade, bike trails have gained popularity as recreational amenities in the United States. While couples use them for taking walks, parents teach their children to ride bicycles, and others use them for weight loss.
According to studies, trails offer numerous benefits including traffic reduction and improvement of air quality. Owing to these benefits, the Dallas County and several of its cities have been working diligently to develop a comprehensive system in the Dallas region.
The county aims to develop a system that connects neighborhoods, workplaces and other major destinations, enabling people to walk, skate, hike, or bike from one county to the next.
If you’re wondering which bike trails exist in Dallas, check this out.
Located in the Dallas area, Katy trail is one of the most intensely supported and popular trails. The privately maintained public park extends 3.5 miles from Southern Methodist University in the north and American Airlines Center in the south.
The trail features a 12-foot wide concrete trail for cyclists and pedestrians with an 8-foot wide soft running path for runners, with over a dozen public entrances and plazas connecting the trail to different area parks.
The Katy Trail aims to offer an efficient means of linking the different city parks running from White Rock Lake to the intended park system along River Trinity.
Northaven Trail is a recreational and commuter hike and bike trail constructed and preserved by the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. The trail links numerous private and public schools as well as churches.
Northaven trail starts at Valley Dale next to Central Expressway on the east side and ends at Preston Road on the western side. Plans are currently underway to establish how extension can occur on the east where it can link to the White Rock Trail.
After completion, the trail will be over eight miles and will link numerous neighborhoods, community centers, and schools. Furthermore, Northaven is expected to be one of the most significant trails in North Central Texas.
Preston Ridge Trail
Preston Ridge has been a beneficiary of great community support, which has resulted in the planting of more than 1000 shrubs, trees, and bushes as well as the construction of entrance features and rest areas.
Preston Ridge further establishes a major element in the county’s trail system, enabling people to travel from the northern border to the edge of downtown Dallas without a vehicle.
White Rock Creek Trail
White Rock Creek is undoubtedly the most heavily used and longest trail in North Texas. The trail’s total length is 17.1 miles.
The trail is popular with novice bikers, serious cyclists, and marathoners. The trail further offers long distances and picturesque views of a huge lake situated in the heart of a city.
Amenities such as parking, restrooms, water fountains, and picnic areas are available at the northern entrance of the trail.
For more information on bike trails in Dallas, contact us at Apartment Agents or leave a comment if you recognize or have previously used other trails.
Image: Katy Trail