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Length
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A-train Rail Trail

16.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Arbor Hills Trail

3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Beaver Bend Trail

1.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Big Bear Creek Greenbelt

5.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Blue Ridge Park Trail

0.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Bluebonnet Trail

7.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Bob Woodruff Park Trail

3.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

C. Shane Wilbanks Trail

3.2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Caddo Trail

1.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Campion Trail

16.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Celebration Pass Hike and Bike Trail

1.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Central Trail

4.2 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Chase Oaks Trail

0.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Chisholm Trail

9.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

City Trail (Highland Village)

3.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Cotton Belt Trail

11.2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt

1.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Cottonwood Creek Trail (Allen)

7.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Coyote Creek Park Trail

0.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Furneaux Creek Blue Trail

4.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete
Accordion

Furneaux Creek Orange Trail

1.75 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Gaylord Texan Trail

1.2 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Haggard Park Trail

0.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Hoblitzelle Park Trail

3.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Hutton Branch Trail

3.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Lakefront Trail (TX)

4 mi
State: TX
Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Legacy Trail (TX)

2.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Little Bear Creek Linear Park

2.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Lone Star Ranch Trail

0.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Mills Run Trail

1.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Mustang Creek Trail

2.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Old Shepard Place Trail

1.7 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Pool Road Trail

1.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Prairie Creek Trail

2.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Preston Meadow Trail

0.8 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Preston Ridge Trail

6.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Preston Ridge Trail (Dallas)

6.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Ray Roberts Greenbelt

10.5 mi
State: TX
Gravel

Renner Trail

8 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Rowlett Creek Trail

7.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Russell Creek Greenbelt

2.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Russell Creek Park Trail

3.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Santa Fe Trail (Plano)

1.6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Serenity Park Hike and Bike Trail

2.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Shady Brook Trail

2.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Shawnee Park Trail

0.9 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Spring Creek Trail (TX)

4.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Steeplechase Park Trail

0.5 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Suncreek Trail

3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Taychas Trail

1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

The Colony Shoreline Trail

4 mi
State: TX
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Tribute Shoreline Nature Trail

3.11 mi
State: TX
Dirt

Watters Branch Trail

7.1 mi
State: TX
Concrete

White Rock Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Willow Creek Trail

1.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Windhaven Park Trail

1.3 mi
State: TX
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
When complete, the A-train Rail Trail will span 19 miles, connecting the northwestern Dallas suburbs of Denton and Lewisville along an active commuter line operated by the Denton County Transportation...
TX 16.7 mi Concrete
The Arbor Hills Trail lies only 20 miles north of downtown Dallas in the northern suburb of Plano. The paved pathway loops through a 200-acre wooded nature preserve and offers access to unpaved hiking...
TX 3 mi Concrete
The Beaver Bend Trail begins in the southwestern corner of Frisco, off 4th Army Memorial Road, and provides easy access to the Stewart Creek Estates and Heritage Green neighborhoods as it travels east...
TX 1.1 mi Concrete
Big Bear Creek Greenbelt follows the picturesque, tree-lined banks of its namesake waterway as it traverses east-west across Keller, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. The trail offers access to...
TX 5.6 mi Concrete
The Blue Ridge Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This short connector trail runs though Blue Ridge Park in Plano, and connects to the Bluebonnet Trail. The Blue Ridge Park Trail...
TX 0.1 mi Concrete
The Bluebonnet Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail extends over 10 miles, with a short break near Preston Rd. Bluebonnet Trail provides a continuous trail connection with at...
TX 7.6 mi Concrete
The Bob Woodruff Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail, composed of a loop and several spurs within Bob Woodruff Park, also connects to the Santa Fe Trail as well as the...
TX 3.7 mi Concrete
The C. Shane Wilbanks Trail follows more than three miles of shoreline along Grapevine Lake with pleasant views of the water and surrounding woodlands. The trail ends at Oak Grove Park, the largest...
TX 3.2 mi Concrete
The Caddo Trail follows Stewart Creek, providing a picturesque, tree-lined pathway through upscale neighborhoods. It also provides a safe and convenient route for children as the trail ends at Otis...
TX 1.1 mi Concrete
The scenic Campion Trail offers an eclectic mixture of natural and urban views as it travels through the Dallas suburb of Irving. Currently, the trail is comprised of separate north and south sections...
TX 16.9 mi Concrete
Celebration Pass Hike and Bike Trail travels through northeast Allen, a suburb of Dallas, connecting residents to two parks and the city's on-street bike route. The trail runs along the Allen and...
TX 1.6 mi Concrete
This is an example of a rail-with-trail, sitting as it does within the right-of-way of the DART light rail through Richardson, Texas. It derives its name from the Central Expressway, parallel to the...
TX 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Chase Oaks Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This short neighborhood trail parallels Chase Oaks Blvd. and Oak Ridge Dr. within the City of Plano.
TX 0.4 mi Concrete
Plano's Chisholm Trail extends from Harrington Park on its southern end to Jack Carter Park on its north side. Along the way, the trail connects to the Plano Senior Center, Copper Creek Playground,...
TX 9.3 mi Concrete
City Trail is tucked away in the city of Highland Village. City Trail offers tremendous connectivity, both to shops, schools, neighborhoods, and other trails. Highland Village City Trail is a part of...
TX 3.8 mi Concrete
The Cotton Belt Trail follows the former St. Louis Southwestern Railway, nicknamed the Cotton Belt line, which began running in the late 1800s and was discontinued in the 1970s. Today, it is part of...
TX 11.2 mi Concrete
The Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail is comprised of two unconnected segments. The north segment extends from Coldwater Creek Ln to Oxbow Creek Ln.,...
TX 1.3 mi Concrete
The Cottonwood Creek Trail provides a north-south route through Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas, spanning 7.5 miles in two disconnected segments. The northern section begins at Ridgeview Drive,...
TX 7.5 mi Concrete
The Coyote Creek Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail consists of a loop around Coyote Creek Park, with a number of short spurs, for just under one mile of total trail...
TX 0.8 mi Concrete
Furneaux Creek Blue Trail offers a picturesque 4.5-mile route through Carrollton, a northern suburb of Dallas. The paved pathway offers views of ponds, lakes, and fields of wildflowers with several...
TX 4.5 mi Concrete
Accordion
Less than two miles in length, Furneaux Creek Orange Trail is a short paved paradise that proves everything doesn't have to be bigger in Texas. The Furneaux Creek Orange Trail's smooth concrete...
TX 1.75 mi Concrete
The Gaylord Texan Trail offers woodland views as it loops around the southern tip of Grapevine Lake, a popular camping, fishing and boating destination. Also adjacent to the trail is the Gaylord Texan...
TX 1.2 mi Concrete
The Haggard Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This short loop-and-spur trail winds its way though Haggard Park within the city of Plano. The total trail length is approxmately...
TX 0.3 mi Concrete
The Hoblitzelle Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail consists of small network of loops and spurs around Hoblitzelle Park in Plano. The trail offers a total of 3.6 miles...
TX 3.6 mi Concrete
The Hutton Branch Trail follows a creek and active rail corridor through Carrollton, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. The trail, portions of which are also known as the Purple Trail and Green...
TX 3.4 mi Concrete
At nearly 4 miles, the Lakefront trail connects Beard Park to McCord Park via scenic lakeshore route. The trail is a combination of crushed granite and boardwalk over wetlands. It was officially...
TX 4 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Legacy Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This trail consists of three disconnected segments. The northern most segment connects to the Preston Ridge Trail.
TX 2.9 mi Concrete
The Little Bear Creek Linear Park is a popular community amenity in the northern Texas town of Keller. The trail begins by paralleling Rapp Road before veering south as it approaches Willis Lane. The...
TX 2.5 mi Concrete
The Lone Star Ranch Trail runs through the tree-dotted greenway between the upscale houses that flank Blazing Star Road and Hidden Creek Lane in Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas. Near its...
TX 0.7 mi Concrete
Mills Run Trail provides a short, easy and well-shaded route with glimpses of the creek on one side and neighborhood views on the other. It skirts the Grapevine Golf Course and ends at the Grapevine...
TX 1.1 mi Concrete
Allen is a city just north of Plano, Texas within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro footprint. The city is home to over 60 miles of paved share-use pathways. The Mustang Creek Trail is one of these, a trail...
TX 2.8 mi Concrete
The Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve Trail is a jewel in Plano's park system, offering more than 800 acres to explore and many recreational amenities, including a recreation center, amphitheater, a...
TX 8.4 mi Concrete
The Old Shepard Place Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail parallels Park Blvd. and Winding Hollow Ln. for much of its length and includes a short loop around Old Shephards...
TX 1.7 mi Concrete
The Pool Road Trail begins in Grapevine, a small Texas town known for its mustang grapes and wineries. The trail travels south along its busy namesake roadway and provides an important connection to...
TX 1.5 mi Concrete
The Prairie Creek Trail follows an open corridor through suburban back yards in Lewisville. The trail passes through a linear greenway, offering access among neighborhoods and parks.
TX 2.1 mi Concrete
The Preston Meadow Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This short trail system loops around Preston Meadow Park, and connects to the Preston Ridge Trail, as well as Daffron...
TX 0.8 mi Concrete
The Preston Ridge Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This north-south trail though the City of Plano connects a number of other trails, including the Bluebonnet Trail, the Preston...
TX 6.1 mi Concrete
The Preston Ridge Trail (Dallas) is a part of the City of Dallas trails system. This 6.3 mile trail extends through north Dallas and connects the City of Plano with the City of Richardson, as well as...
TX 6.3 mi Concrete
Note: Per the Ray Roberts Lake State Park website, "Due to prior flood damage, the FM 380 section of the Greenbelt Corridor is closed. The hard surface trail of the Greenbelt Corridor between Hwy 428...
TX 10.5 mi Gravel
This east-west connector trail links the University Trail in the west to Spring Creek and Central Trails to the east of the city of Richardson. It passes residential areas, parks, schools and...
TX 8 mi Asphalt
The Rowlett Creek Trail matches the course of its namesake waterway. The trail starts at Bolin Park and head west, the begins to meander north before coming to a fork. The west branch winds along West...
TX 7.3 mi Concrete
The Russell Creek Greenbelt is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This greenbelt trail has two courses parallel to Russell Creek for a total of 2.5 miles of trail, and connects to Andrews...
TX 2.5 mi Concrete
The Russell Creek Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This loop trail within Russell Creek Park consists of both a short inner loop and a longer outer loop for a total of 3.4 miles...
TX 3.4 mi Concrete
The Santa Fe Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This linear trail extends west of Bob Woodruff Park to Avenue P. It connects to the Bob Woodruff Park Trail, as well as Schell Park,...
TX 1.6 mi Concrete
The Serenity Park Hike and Bike Trail winds through western McKinney, a fast-growing community about 30 miles north of Dallas. The trail begins in its namesake park and follows a tree-lined route...
TX 2.9 mi Concrete
The Shady Brook Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This system of trails connects to the western end of the Bluebonnet Trail.
TX 2.5 mi Concrete
The Shawne Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This short trail consists of a loop a two spurs for a total of just under one mile of trails within Shawnee Park. The trail also...
TX 0.9 mi Concrete
The heavily wooded Spring Creek Trail offers a natural retreat through Richardson, a northern suburb of Dallas, as it winds along the picturesque creek for which it's named. The eastern half of the...
TX 4.4 mi Concrete
The Steeplechase Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This short 1/2 mile trail in Steeplechase Park connects to the White Rock Park Trail just outside of the park.
TX 0.5 mi Concrete
The Suncreek Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This neighborhood trail extends from Alma Drive to north to Roma Lane, and west to Rollins Drive in the northeast part of the city. The...
TX 3 mi Concrete
The Taychas Trail is located in Frisco, a fast-growing suburb of Dallas named after the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway that was built here in the early 1900s. The trail begins at Rolater Road and...
TX 1 mi Concrete
The Colony Shoreline Trail (TCST) Come experience more than 250 acres of wildlife habitat and park along the scenic shore of Lewisville Lake. The Colony Shoreline Trail offers more than three miles...
TX 4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Tribute Shoreline Nature Trail is truly one of the most unique trails in all of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Once you get past the Old American Golf Club practice facilities and farther on the...
TX 3.11 mi Dirt
The Watters Branch Trail travels through upscale neighborhoods and wooded riparian areas. The main segment It begins at Ridgewood Drive near a parcel of undeveloped parkland, and travels south more...
TX 7.1 mi Concrete
The White Rock Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This short trail connects the Steeplechase Trail to the Old Shepard Place Trail within the city of Plano. The trail also connects...
TX 1.4 mi Concrete
The Willow Creek Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This short trail system consists of 1.3 miles of loops and spurs within Willow Creek Park in the eastern part of the City of Plano....
TX 1.3 mi Concrete
The Windhaven Park Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This small trail system makes for 1.3 miles of trail in and arround Windhaven Park in the western part of the City of Plano. The...
TX 1.3 mi Concrete

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C. Shane Wilbanks Trail

Nice trail that's close to home...

September, 2019 by rocketsteve1965

The trail is minimally manicured until you get to the Oak Grove Park portion, where the trail is heavily manicured. Being close to home gives my wife and I the opportunity to ride to the park's picnic pavilion and watch the sunrise most every weekend. Pedestrian traffic is light during the week and moderate on the weekends. Overall, a nice ride for those not wanting to do the MTB trails.

Arbor Hills Trail

Nice park, but...

September, 2019 by rocketsteve1965

With the high volume of pedestrians and dog walkers using the concrete paths, riding a bike at anything over a casual pace will be a rare occasion. Since most of the off-road trails are "pedestrian only", except for the small patch of DORBA trail on the southern border of the park, most of the scenic areas of the park are off limits, unless you are willing to hoof it. That's a shame, because the "pedestrian only" trails are lightly manicured and would make for a great, low-impact ride for those not wanting to ride the rougher DORBA trail.

Again, nice park, but I don't see myself going back for another visit.

Spring Creek Trail (TX)

Beautiful heavily shaded!

September, 2019 by robbin.williams45

It's a beautiful nature walk or bike ride. Paved, bridges, rest areas, location signs and a very unique looking river. You can walk the concrete trail or walk the nature part up in the trees.

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Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve Trail

Beautiful Sites!

September, 2019 by buggyreid

Rode this trail the other day on my Townie. The ride was fantastic. Wide sidewalks and beautiful scenery! Lots of trees and the creek plays a huge presence!

Cottonwood Creek Trail (Allen)

Fantastic Cottonwood Creek Trail

September, 2019 by buggyreid

Thoroughly enjoyed this ride today! The historic dam in Allen is along the trail. Really cool to stop and look at. The trail had wide sidewalks. It wove through the trees and in some places you can see houses. It went under Exchange Parkway, Highway 75, and Stacy Road. The trail started in the historic section of Allen and ended at Lake Forrest and Sam Rayburn (hwy 121). Easy and such an enjoyable ride!

Campion Trail

Be prepared for BUGS

August, 2019 by missjai78

Great scenery, Nice wide lanes and Plenty of shade throughout the entire length.

BUT...

I probably ate at least 5 of whatever flies out near that water, A few flew in my eye and then there are all the bugs plastered all over my body stuck to the sweat. And when bugs hit you at 15mph... it hurts!

I say all that to say: BE PREPARED! Wear a mask and eye protection if you're going to be training. If you're out for a casual stroll... I think you'll be just fine.

Lakefront Trail (TX)

Great views

August, 2019 by anj.dockrey

Trail is partially paved, partially dirt but a smooth enough ride. It’s nice and long and makes you feel like you’re out of the city.

Cotton Belt Trail

Commute on this trail

July, 2019 by oldgeezerjeff

I commute on this trail. It has undergone some recent re-construction...but that is all complete. I start in North Richland Hills on the John Barfield trail and link to the Cotton Belt trail. I have seen many bunnies while riding this trail, as well as coyotes. I ride all the way into Grapevine on the trail and then, from Grapevine, on to Coppell where I work.

A-train Rail Trail

July 2019

July, 2019 by tothedam

I rode from DCTA station in DENTON 10.5 miles to just before it starts to cross The lake. I like it except for the cattle guard-style gates and the places where you have to navigate down the street in order to cross at a crosswalk. There are some nice long stretches, too. It’s shady most of the way (early morning). I think the planners did well to take advantage of the commuter train corridor and I applaud their support of cycle commuters.

Campion Trail

Trail still closed

June, 2019 by meredithw23

The trail is still closed (and partly under water) at Bird’s Fort Trail Park. It’s under maintenance at California Crossing Park. Such a bummer, too, because there aren’t a lot of sidewalks around here!

Cotton Belt Trail

Development and Many Road Crossings

June, 2019 by wilddog2

Just a scant couple years ago this was a much more enjoyable ride. It still suffered from a lot of road crossings that broke it up, but at least most of it was still open and pretty. Sadly, rampant development has caught up with it. I was sad to see what had been pretty groves of live oak, and a very vital marsh were all gone, plowed under for housing. I suspect we won't be riding this one again.

The Colony Shoreline Trail

Water, Wildflowers & Wildlife¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

May, 2019 by colleen.mary.ryan

This is my first time here and it’s the best I’ve found for a scenic long run in my six years in Texas. Very little shade and must bring water. Early morning or evening probably best. This address leads you to an emergency access. Porta potty to the left 1 1/4 from trail head.

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