For much of its route, the Rock Island Rail Trail in Amarillo parallels Plains Boulevard, stretching 4 miles between Coulter Street and 7th Avenue at Crockett Street. The trail follows an old rail corridor through an older mixed residential and commercial part of the city.
There's not much shade along this wide paved trailthough there are trees here and thereand you'll find a lot of street crossings, but there are rest areas with picnic tables.
Parking and Trail Access
There is no official parking but you may be able to park along the trail behind the businesses off 10th Avenue at the eastern end.
Short but Sweet by Bill Blackmon with Emily and Jadon, July 7th, 2011
Between family reunions this July (2011), my wife and I took two of our grandkids to Amarillo, TX to visit Palo Duro Canyon and see the "Texas" show. While there I checked online and found the Rock Island Rail Trail. On July 7th, the two grandkids and ...