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White Rock Lake Trail

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 4.0 (6)

A excellent urban hiking/cycling path in the heart of North Dallas with wonderful views and lots of room to enjoy.


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9.4

Miles

15.1

KM

Loop

507' 155 m

High

429' 131 m

Low

159' 49 m

Up

161' 49 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Wildflowers

Family Friendly There are tons of places to picnic, playgrounds to enjoy, and great viewpoints to visit along this lengthy urban trail.

Need to Know

Obey all posted signs as this is a multi-use trail, and be aware of cyclists along the trail. Information about trail etiquette and emergency signage can be accessed here.

Description

This trail encircles a 1,015 acre urban lake that is exceptional for sailing, paddling, rowing and SUP. Your hike can really be started from just about any point around the lake. The lake is completely surrounded by lovely old neighborhoods and small streets that provide access to numerous parking areas. The trail is very well marked at every turn, and you'll likely not be alone at any point on your journey. Weekdays are usually the be the best time to enjoy this route, as weekends tend to draw a lot of cyclists, as well as events that are being held around the lake.

The trail varies from single width to street, but most is a double-wide paved surface. Along the way, this route passes by several points of interest including the White Rock Lake Museum, Bath House Cultural Center, the Dallas Arboretum, an Audubon Society bird watching area, wetlands, parks, picnic areas, boat houses, and several kayak concessionaires. If you are in need a quick dose of the outdoors and don't want to travel far, then this is the trail for you—close, accessible, and very well maintained.

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Shared By:

John Shuttlesworth

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#213

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#10,833

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Jan 5, 2020
Seth Fields
Beautiful day 9.4mi — 3h 00m
Aug 23, 2019
Savvy Carson
sometimes can be crowded, but still very enjoyable
Aug 5, 2019
Matt Marlatt
9.4mi — 3h 30m
Jan 5, 2019
hayden duplessis
May 5, 2018
Tony P
9.8mi