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The path is smooth with great gentle inclines/descents. Beautiful scenery along the way even though it’s in town. There’s a couple of busy crossings, but it’s doable.
I love this trail! Its just the right length for me and I can see from one side to the other. The people I meet are friendly. Many have been walking this trail for years, I always feel safe on this trail.
I'm a novice biker and I really enjoyed this trail. Very well maintained.
I walked this trail with my dog on a Friday morning in June. On one hand I liked that no one was on the trail, but good human interaction was missed. The parking area is adequate and clean. The trails walkway also leads to Moore Park which I think makes this area great for a walkathon. But the trail itself is short (.86 of a mile) and secluded. I wouldn't suggest going alone or at night.
Wow. I moved here from out of state, and I feel SO frustrated with the lack of info on parking, maps of the trail, amenities, and trail conditions in Texas available on the 'net or at the parks. I am used to posted signage which gives you a visual of the trail and periodic "you are here" information along the path. This trail is no exception. Google Maps couldn't even get me there without several searches the closer I got to the trail, and there is NO signage anywhere in Waxahachie to help visitors find the trail. It's as if they're saying (and it's the same with every other Texan trail I've visited so far) "if you're not from here, don't come". Ignore Google Maps directions which take you onto I35E South and to a small parking area at the Waxahachie Depot at mile 1 3/4 .
That said, the best way to access this trail is to Google Getzendaner Memorial Park and begin your ride there. The park has plenty of parking, and there is easy access to water and bathroom facilities. The trail basically starts/ends here for cycling, although you can hike further using dirt hiking paths, and there are also "Health Stations" sited along the first mile or so where walkers can stop and do some fitness activities. At the Wags-A-Hachie Dog Park (about the 2 1/2 mile mark), there's a garden with info about native plants and benches for resting.
Also note there is a dirt "Mountain Bike" only trail (no walkers) which basically parallels the paved path, but forays into the surrounding countryside on occasion before meeting the main path again, and is very well marked. The paved trail has very good granite markers every 1/4 mile so you know how far you've come and how far until the end of the trail by checking out both sides. The trail is 7-3/4 miles according to the marker at Getzendaner Park.
Be prepared that this path winds back and forth, and you can't make any real speed. The scenery is lovely, and the path is mostly shaded with lots of benches situated along the trail. There is water available at the park, and at the Wags-A-Hachie Dog Park (about 2 1/2 miles) and again at the 5 mile mark, where I suddenly lost the trail at an (Unknown named) park. I rode around the park but never found where the path continues for the last 2 1/2 miles, so I turned around.
Also be prepared for horses (!) named LeBron and Shaq who appear out of nowhere, walkers with MP3 players blasting so they don't hear you ask for passing, and a lot of moms pushing strollers. With the path winding the way it does, I had a few close calls with people taking up the whole width of the path, and was almost kicked by LeBron. There was one other cyclist on the Saturday that I went.
In summary, this is a lovely park to walk, but I wouldn't drive there again to cycle. Except for a Subway on BUS287, I did not see any other places to eat, and unlike small towns back east, no signage to direct you back to the main highways. I literally used up my phone battery just finding the trail and getting back to the main roads because my phone kept losing service. It would be nice for a map of the park to be posted at the beginning so you know where different facilities are, and signage at the mystery park at the 5 mile marker to direct visitors to where the path continues.
From what I see these improvements are a plus for Kiest Park area residents for family and friends to share in outdoor activities especially walking and jogging and biking. I grew up in Dallas since back in 1963 and I have always enjoyed this park. I have seen it grow over the years into a place that is great fun for the entire family.
It offers places to just set and read, or to take the kids for play. The tennis courts are second to none. The recreation center offers many activities for young and old. The basketball courts are up to date and I have enjoyed many hours just setting and watching the basket ball players at practice or enjoyed hours of chess with members of the chess club.
I once was a member of the 100 mile club. That I will one day look into once again.
I was a little apprehensive to walk the trail at first because I thought the smell of the trinity would over power me or I would see snakes but I just decided to do it and I'm so very happy I did because once I stepped on the trail it was so beautiful you can see downtown dallas and once you get to the bridge its amazing I love the bridge and you look down and you see the cascading water flow its absolutely breathtaking I go every chance I get. So you not only get a workout you get a peace of mind. ENJOY!! :-)
We have been walking this trail for a couple of years now. It is clean and well maintained. There are some who ride bikes but the trail is nice and wide so there's lots of room and lots of stuff to see. If you feel like walking on the original trail...without the concrete, it's still there as well and walks a little closer to the creek. Your dog is welcomed (on a leash) as there is a dog park along the way. We have taken the trail from both ends, peaceful and lovely all the way. We enjoy the very nice butterfly gardens. Beautiful trail, nice people and one of our favorite places to take a long walk. :-)
It's very fast yet enjoyable ride. I rode the trail for the first time on 9/06/2014, and I had a great time doing. The entire trail is paved. The elevation is easy on the knees, so if you have a weak knee(s), this trail ables you to finish it without much strain on your knees. I will be riding this trail again with my family. I drove in from Desoto, TX to ride this trail. Time we'll spent.
I've been running the Kiest Park Loop for a couple of years, and I like it. The trail loops 2 mi. around the park & provides variety w/ no steep inclines. B
Not a great trail for cyclists. Trail is bumpy and very narrow with tight curves. I went on a cold and cloudy day and it was rather crowded. This appears to me more of a trail for walkers.
What a great trail this is! You can tell that a LOT of money was put into this project. The trail starts off near the DART Rail Station at 8th & Corinth and winds down, around, over, and past the Trinity River finishing up near the end of Riverfront (Industrial) Blvd. It connects to the Trinity Levee Trails here.
This trail offers outstanding views of Downtown Dallas from the lesser-seen southern side. The DART trains scurry back & forth overhead, breaking the sound of silence. The trail is immaculate from end to end and offers a place to sit and rest on the elevated section near the 1903 Steel Pratt Truss. The sounds of the Trinity rushing by are very relaxing. I was told that the Corinth Street Viaduct is lit up at night and is beautiful combined with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Downtown Dallas lights. I will have to see for myself...very soon!
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