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To access the Santa Fe Trestle Trail, park at the DART station overflow parking lot near 8th and Corinth streets.
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.
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!! :-)
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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