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Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway

64.2 mi
State: TX
Ballast

Chaparral Rail Trail

35.2 mi
State: TX
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

DeKalb Trace

27.9 mi
State: TX
Gravel

Fort Worth Branch (Trinity River Trails)

47.9 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway

20 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lakefront Trail (TX)

4 mi
State: TX
Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

9 mi
State: TX
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Ray Roberts Greenbelt

10.5 mi
State: TX
Gravel

Trail de Paris

3.3 mi
State: TX
Asphalt

Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail

6 mi
State: TX
Concrete

White Rock Creek Trail (North)

8.4 mi
State: TX
Concrete

Wichita Valley Rail Trail

5.6 mi
State: TX
Cinder, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway runs 64 miles through some of the most scenic areas in northern Texas. As it travels from South Plains east to Estelline, you’ll see varied views, including...
TX 64.2 mi Ballast
Chaparral Rail Trail, connecting four counties northeast of Dallas, has been developing since it was first envisioned in 1995. The 35-mile route is the westernmost leg of the regional Northeast Texas...
TX 35.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
DeKalb Trace offers a rustic route through northeastern Texas, not far from the state’s border with Arkansas. The nearly 28 mile rail-trail stretches from Annona, east through Avery and DeKalb, and on...
TX 27.9 mi Gravel
The Fort Worth Branch (Trinity Trails) System forms a spider web of multi-use paths throughout the city of Fort Worth, Texas, and its suburbs. The trails form a network of more than 40 miles for...
TX 47.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Trailway is 20 miles long and ten feet wide. The two miles of surface from the downtown Mineral Wells trailhead toward the east is asphalt; the remaining 18 miles is finely crushed and screened...
TX 20 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway offers a scenic route along the shoreline of its namesake lake, the eastern side of Lake Jacksboro, and Lost Creek. The waterways offer numerous opportunities...
TX 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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
The Trail de Paris runs for just over 3 miles from the town of Paris east into the countryside. The paved route follows a lovely corridor of shade trees, crossing bridges as it heads along a former...
TX 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail stretches 6 miles from Lion's Park to Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. For most of its length, the trail runs along or very near Waxahachie Creek. The trail...
TX 6 mi Concrete
The White Rock Creek Trail (North) is part of the city of Dallas's trail system. The trail travels between W. Lawther Drive at Mockingbird near White Rock Lake Park north to Valley View Park on...
TX 8.4 mi Concrete
The Wichita Valley Rail-Trail travels from the southwestern end of Wichita Falls to the eastern edge of Holliday, spanning a travel of seven miles. The trail was once part of the Wichita Valley...
TX 5.6 mi Cinder, Gravel

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Barton Creek Greenbelt

Not for biking

March, 2019 by vieverae_tl

We tried taking this trail to Zilker but it is not bikable unless with a mountain bike.

Paul G. Boorman Trail

Very nice

March, 2019 by junglemanuk

This trail very nice! Do friendly with dog parks, like it and will be back.

Southmost Nature Trail

Nice concrete paths

March, 2019 by grootscoop

My husband and I took our three kids on this path on our online skates. We parked at the school. The start of the trail was just around the corner. We were a bit nervous skating by the busy street with the kids to get to the trail. We were impressed with the smooth concrete path — perfect for skating! The path itself followed a canal (not exactly scenic, but we did see a few water birds). The first part of the trail went behind a residential area. The houses had fenced yards, but many of them had angry barking dogs. The trail crossed the canal with a nice bridge, then crossed a busy street. Crossing the street on skates with the kids wasn’t ideal, but I can imagine it would be fine for pedestrians. The rest of the trail was very nice. It was farther away from the residential area and there were several nice covered picnic areas. We skated happily to the end of the trail where it ended at another busy street. We turned around and skated back to our car. There wasn’t much shade along the trail. We were there between 5 pm and 6 pm. There were about a dozen others enjoying the trail. Thank you!

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Brays Bayou Greenway Trail

terrible!

February, 2019 by tnschumacher

Don’t waste your time here if you want to road bike. Most of the trail is under construction or grass.

Apache Creek Greenway

Fair only for 3.6 miles

January, 2019 by kzarz2

Just completed only 3.6 miles of the trail because of construction at Potosi Street/Cassiano Park. I noticed the you can take a pedestrian bridge to the other side of the creek but the path was so narrow that I decided not to chance it. One bump of the handlebar to the right might send you down to the creek.The creek and the scenery was nothing to write home about. Better to stick to the RiverWalk trail as the nature is much better visually. The path itself is concrete and smooth with some gradual hills but nothing really to tax your energy. I'll try the west end of the trail that has a trail head on Commerce and see how that is. But so far, I would only rate it 3 stars. Hopefully, this will improve when they finish the construction

Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail

So much more than the description

January, 2019 by tarawhite2012

This trail description hasn’t been updated in a while. There is a very short disconnect under a railroad bridge, about 100 feet that you can easily walk your road bike thru, soft sand/clay. We picked up the trail in Eastwood’s Park off of Clark Blvd. newly concreted path awaits you at the park, it is well marked and probably one of the nicest surfaced path we have biked on (I added a google maps image to show). The total trail ending at the Chacon Creek Bat Park at the US/Mexico border is about 6 miles and you can easily look across the Rio Grande River to Mexico.

A-train Rail Trail

Too many street crossings and not very scenic

January, 2019 by thebiggakster

I rode this trail from the Downtown Denton Transit Center all the way across the Lake Lewisville bridge and back.

There's numerous street crossings (some of which are very busy in terms of automobile traffic) where you have to wait for the crossing light, and even then you have to be careful because there's cars turning that will completely not notice you're there and will run you over if you try to cross while the "Walking" sign is green.

It's also not very scenic, you're basically riding past industrial parks, trailer homes, RV parks, and old run-down neighborhoods.

I would not recommend this trail!

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve Trail

Very nice, wide trails with lots of scenery.

January, 2019 by rwent1_tl

Very well maintained and wide trails that are away from traffic. The Bobcat Run "boardwalk" is especially nice and different. Many unpaved trails fork off from the mail paved trails for the off-roaders. Two ballooners took off from the adjacent Plano Balloon Festival area while I was there. Historical sites in the park, if you know where to look.

White Rock Creek Trail (North)

Flood debris

December, 2018 by rwent1_tl

When WRC floods, most of the northern trail is submerged at least 5-10 feet, leaving a LOT of flood debris and trash in the trees and bushes and a lot of dirt on the trails when the flood waters finally recede. The good thing about this trail is that it rarely parallels a street and there are very few street crossings so it's a pretty uninterrupted ride.

City Trail (Highland Village)

This trail is all under the power line right of way so it's very wide and will get you from points A to B, but not in a very entertaining way. There's virtually no shade or features.

December, 2018 by rwent1_tl

This trail is all under the power line right of way so it's very wide and will get you from points A to B, but not in a very entertaining way. There's virtually no shade or features.

Campion Trail

Entire trail closed for maintenance

December, 2018 by rwent1_tl

The parks and the trails have been closed for some serious maintenance.

Caprock Canyons State Park Trailway

Great trail overall, but be prepared!

December, 2018 by ronald_dixson

My brother and I rode the stretch of this trail between Turkey and Parnell junction over Thanksgiving. While I do recommend it, be advised about trail conditions and well equipped if you try it.

We stayed in the Hotel Turkey, which is a few blocks from the trail. (No complaints about that - it’s a fine place to stay.). The plan was to ride from Turkey to Estelline and back. But we got a late start and the going was slower than planned, so we turned around at Parnell Junction.

The biggest challenge was goat-heads. My brother’s tubeless tires held up fine, but one of the tubes on my rental bike eventually gave out - even with sealant. We had tools and a spare, but lost our Presta to Schrader adapter on the trail and walked about the last 6 miles back to Turkey. Be sure to have redundancy in your gear!

The second biggest challenge was probably the grass and general overgrowth on the trail. Some sort of lower leg protection would be well advised. We did not see snakes, but be aware of the possibility.

A third issue is the bridges. Some are concrete, but some have wood planks, and these are showing their age. Caution is advised on approach to the bridges. There are broken planks here and there, but the joists were all intact - I think. :) So, as of this writing, all bridges between Turkey and Parnell Junction were passable and safe for cycling. (Pedestrians should exercise caution. While there is no gaps to fall thru, one could twist an ankle or break a leg.)

Also, be mindful of a barbed wire cow gate between Tampico Siding and Parnell junction. It’s easy to open if you see it, but I wouldn’t want to ride into it closed!

Apparently, other trail users have been told that this section of trail is officially in a non-maintained state. We did not see any signs to this effect or hear it from anyone, but the condition of the trail makes this very plausible. I encourage any other users with relevant or updated information in this regard to post it.

In any case, the trail is remote and has very low traffic. We did not see any other trail users during our trip. Take everything you need with you! There’s no QT along this route! We thought we were conservative, but barely had enough water with us.

That brings me to sum it up like this: We covered about 45 miles that day. Maybe five or so were a warm up. About 10 to 15 were pure riding bliss: the thrill of pumping the pedals, the rhythmic navigation of obstacles - around, over, or through, and feeling the euphoria of the wide open Texas landscape and the rush of the wind on your helmet. Maybe another 15 miles were the steady grind of making the next marker point or water break. The last 10 or 15 miles? Well, sometimes the velo gods send you a bill for miles of the joyous type. All told - I’d do it again.

If you understand those sentiments, then you will probably love this trail and I can recommend it. If not, caution is advised - maybe try the section east of Clarity tunnel first.

A ride partner is strongly advised. There were two of us, but a four-person group (two adventure couples or two sets of best buds) would probably be safer and faciliate being sufficiently equipped.

One shortcut tip: The best view we found was an overlook a few miles east of Tampico Siding. If you aren’t sure about trying this trail, an option would be to park at Tampico siding (about 10 miles from Turkey - near junction of Texas 86 and county road 657) and ride east for a few miles. This section of the trail is not too bad, and the worst of the goat-heads was to the east of the overlook and closer to Parnell junction.

As a whole, I’d give this trail a thumbs up - just be sure you are prepared and know what to expect.

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