Dallas is a very big city, and if you are traveling it could be overwhelming to know places to run. Heck, it is overwhelming if you live in the city to find new places to run. This page is all about places you can run in Dallas. The hope is that this page can help you find a cool place to run somewhere in Dallas, Texas.
There are a ton of great places to run In Dallas. One of the best bet for running in downtown Dallas is the well-liked trail Katy Trail. Close, there is Turtle Creek Trail which is kind of like a park and Highland Park community. In the east end, the Santa Fe Trail is a good trail like option. In Northeast Dallas, some of my favorite running and probably the most well know 9.2 mile or more White Rock Lake In northwest Dallas near the Love Field Airport, take some laps around Bachman Lake.
White Rock Lake is one of the most run and biked parks in Dallas. It's a nine mile loop, and you can make it an 11 mile loop. There are many places you can get on the trail. A ton of the Dallas running clubs run at this park. Dallas Running Club and White Rock Running Co-op do a ton of running here. Make sure you check it out.
CRP is one of the most fun running and hiking trails in all of Dallas, Texas. It has some of the toughest terrains in all of Dallas and it is very beautiful.
Audubon Dallas manages Cedar Ridge Preserve, an amazing 600-acre natural habitat with nine miles of hiking trails and spectacular views from the top of a limestone escarpment. We also offer classes, lectures, nature walks, and other activities to help you connect with nature.
At an elevation of 755 feet, Cedar Ridge Preserve is like a little slice of hill country just 20 minutes south of Dallas, with 600 acres of natural habitat and 9 miles of walking, hiking and running trails. There are no bikes allowed, which helps with not getting run over!
Katy Trail opens 5 a.m. to midnight. In the early morning, lights come on at 5 a.m. to sunrise and come back on at sunset to midnight. The trail is about 3.5 miles. It connects to some of the "rich" areas such as Victory Park to Highland park. You will also pass a ton of great restaurants. They also have a really cool 5k in September, and that's generally on a Thursday evening. It is a big party!
The Trinity Skyline Trail allows residents and visitors to explore the Trinity River in downtown Dallas. The paved trail currently connects to a pedestrian bridge and park known as the Continental Avenue Bridge, and in the future will connect to the Santa Fe Trail and the Trinity Strand Trail. This is a stunning place to run, hike or walk. A ton of races happen at this site. If you are around in September, check out the Skyline Half Marathon. You should should also check out their July 4th parties!
This 12-foot-wide, 4.3 mile concrete surface trail connects White Rock Lake to Deep Ellum, Fair Park, and Downtown Dallas. Multiple parks throughout lower east Dallas lie on the trail route (a former railroad right of way). It currently connects to both the White Rock Lake Park Loop Trail and the Union Pacific Trail.
Parking is available at Randall Park about midway along the trail (302 S Glasgow Dr, Dallas, TX).
The Northaven Trail (NHT) is a 7.8 mile-long paved commuting and recreational trail in North Dallas. Constructed with funding from the City of Dallas, the NHT runs east-west along an Oncor electrical power line easement sandwiched between Northaven Road and Royal Lane, connecting Valleydale Road (adjacent to the US 75 service road) to Monroe Drive.
Trailhead parking is available at Freda Stern Drive.
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 Hillcrest in North Dallas. The trail generally follows White Rock Creek and passes through neighborhoods and several parks, including Valley View, Anderson Bonner, Orbiter and Harry Moss.
Valley View Park, off of Hillcrest Road and just north of I-635, offers plenty of parking at the northern end of the trail. There is also a parking lot south of I-635.
The SoPac Trail is a planned commuter and recreational hike and bike trail in East Dallas that will run from White Rock Lake to the Northwest along the former Southern Pacific Line railway. The trail serves as access to White Rock Lake for the Park Cities, North Dallas and Richardson as it runs from Lawther Road north towards Forest Lane and US 75 - along the way joining with the Katy Trail extension, the Northhaven Trail, the Cottonwood Trail and the White Rock Creek Trail.
The SoPac Trail currently spans 5.5 miles from White Rock Lake north to Greenville Avenue at Meadow Road
The Preston Ridge Trail is the newest hike and bike trail in Far North Dallas, TX, that has become a terrific neighborhood treasure for walkers, bikers, runners, and skaters.
The award-winning Dallas Trail Plan has over 160 miles of the most beautiful and diverse urban hike and bike trails in the country. Located throughout the city, these trails connect communities, provide alternative transportation corridors, and have become an essential recreational amenity for our citizens.
Turtle Creek is a neighborhood running along Turtle Creek and adjacent Turtle Creek Boulevard in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, Texas. It is an absolutely beautiful place to run. It's part of the Dallas County Trail system. It runs parallel to the south of Katy Trail.