SoPac Trail

Texas

SoPac Trail Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Dallas
Length: 0.8 miles
Trail end points: Winstead Dr., Dallas and W. Lawther Dr., Dallas
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6395303
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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SoPac Trail Description

The SoPac Trail is a part of the City of Dallas trails system. This trail is currently only 0.8 miles long, but is planned for 6.5 miles along an unused railroad corridor owned by DART. The trail currently connects to the White Rock Lake Park Loop Trail and the Santa Fe Trail.

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SoPac Trail Reviews

After running White Rock Lake Trail along the West Lawther side, one night, I reached the parking lot at Garland Rd near the spillover. The night was pitch dark and I could see this trail leading into a tree line. So being in an adventurous mood I decided to take it. Maybe because I had already ran about 6 miles and had never been down this trail, it seemed to go on forever. I had no idea where I was because on both sides are thick tree lines. At one point I crossed over a bridge. For some reason all I could keep thinking about was the ghost of White Rock, who is said to haunt this particular corner of the lake. I could see coyotes crossing the trail about 30 yards ahead of me and could hear them in the trees. Eventually I ended up connecting with the White Rock Lake Trail and was able to make it back to my car at West Lawther and Mockingbird.

-No views (just trees)
-Pretty flat
-Paved surface
-I never new this stretch of trail had a name until tonight.

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