Katy Trail (Dallas)

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

There are numerous access points along the Katy Trail. View the map from Dallas Parks for more details.


Cycling Tour of Dallas Area

   August, 2015 by thomas c garcia

I use this trail as part of my route when riding my bicycle around the Dallas area. It's usually very crowded with pedestrians, so it's a great place to slow down and recover a bit. SMU and Downtown Dallas are easily accessible from this trail. I usually ...read more

Katy Trail for Walkers/Joggers with and without dogs

   May, 2015 by shelly.lomonaco

Our family loves this trail. We typically park in the American Airlines parking garage, which is acceptable if there are no events, and pick up the trail right outside. As I continue to train for increased distance, the Katy Trail's length is perfect. ...read more

   September, 2012 by yumaite

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