Roy Orr Trail

Texas

Roy Orr Trail Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Dallas
Length: 3.6 miles
Trail end points: Mirkes Parkway, DeSoto and Alpine Dr., DeSoto
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6554017
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Roy Orr Trail Description

The tree-lined Roy Orr Trail meanders through the heart of DeSoto, one of the oldest settlements in North Texas. Mid-way along the trail is the DeSoto Town Center, an urban village offering hip restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available on the trail's eastern end at Murphy Hills Park.

Roy Orr Trail Reviews

The "trail" is broken into 3 segments. The 1st segment of the trail begins in a housing community so parking is strange. When one segment of the trail ends, you have to cross a mildly busy street and go around the corner to get to the next segment. Not much to look at, but the middle section of the trail goes right behind the library, and shortly after passing the library there is a good-sized playground; great if you've brought children along.

I run/bike this path often, it is never congested with people; so again, great for little ones that haven't quite mastered bike riding. Plenty of un-populated path for them to swerve and wobble.

Bottom line: if you're looking for a scenic trail to travel on with a spouse, look elsewhere. This is not a trail for avid bikers looking for a workout either, it's relatively short and you have to stop multiple times to cross the street to get to the next segment of trail. This is a short trail, safe for children (has 1 or 2 hills they'll probably have to walk) with playgrounds and eateries nearby.

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