A subject as divisive as politics amongst any major city and Dallas’s is no exclusion to that. Are you funky lake forest hills humble rich White Rock Lake activist? Or are you classy business rich and speed walk in designer active wear? Or are you a mix of both with a side aloofness in the Trinity Levee Trail?
Dallas covers everything someone could desire in such a large city. You have urban trails that connect neighborhoods to vast sprawls of nature. Here are my top pics!
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
It’s weird to feel so lost in nature when so close to busy urban streets. The preserve has windy trails that are great for beginner mountain biking. Deep within the trees, the trails pass over a creek on small wooden bridges. Also, as a mother, it’s great for kids! The only real danger is watching out for mountain bikers.
If you know me, you know I love Katy Trail! In my early 20s I worked a couple blocks from the trail itself. I loved the flashiness of it combined with an earnest escape from it. How bizarre. Any weekend morning, it is the best for listening to random hungover conversations between SMU students and highland park moms. Katy trail is also the perfect active date. You can easily stop off in West Village or Victory Park afterwards.
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Is it a trail? Is it a park? Whichever, because either way it’s kind of beautiful. It’s another bridge creating an easier passing on foot to the design district from Oak Cliff. On the bridge itself there are mini rock wall climbing, events area, sitting, laying out.... but right beyond the bridge itself is the beautiful Design District. If you’ve ever drove through the design district, it probably seemed odd, yet industrial while being surprisingly individual. Or maybe you thought nothing at all. I’ve walked all through there, looking at the details in the Art Deco window panes or admiring the modern landscaping of a small tech start up. I wonder how many businesses started here. It seems like a tight knit artsy business owners all live out there. Like an island.
What are yalls favorite trails trails here and why?