The Katy Trail in Dallas is one premier urban trail, linking the business district with recreational opportunities, shopping, and urban residents. The corridor is the perfect non-motorized route for families to commute between home and work or school, as well as to recreation and entertainment venues. In addition to its paved surface, Dallas's Katy Trail includes an adjacent soft-surface track for runners and walkers.
The trail runs between Dallas's West End and the American Airlines Center arena, traversing the city's urban core past Knox Street, Southern Methodist University and the Mockingbird DART Station. There are several artfully contstructed access points along its route, and new ones are being constructed as of autumn 2011.
There are plans to link the Katy Trail from the McCommas Boulevard area with the White Rock Lake
trails. In the meantime, a dedicated lane is being constructed so that you can continue north by crossing North Central Expressway via the McCommas Boulevard overpass. Eventually, a suspension bridge over Mockingbird Lane will allow easier access to the Katy Trail and increase the distance for cyclists.
There are numerous access points along the Katy Trail. View the map from Dallas Parks
for more details.
"cycle it...Love it, smooth, eye candy everywhere, leads into downtown Dallas, turtle creek, uptown and highland park, great fun in the evening but make sure to wear a light so people can see you"
"The Katy Trail is beautiful, smooth, plenty wide, well maintained. Now, if they'd just make it longer. It's supposed to connect up with White Rock, but when????"