Walk the Katy Trail

Texas Katy Trail Parking

Added by Korey Taylor

Escape the bustling city by heading to the 7 mile long Katy Trail that offers beautiful trees, rivers, and of course the Katy Trail Ice House. Perfect for any time of the day when you need your daily dose of nature in the concrete jungle.

The Katy Trail cuts through the busy downtown Dallas area and offers the perfect way to get away for a lunch break or afternoon walk. The trail runs from Mockingbird to Houston St and can be traveled in both directions. The best place for parking is at the North end off of Travis and Knox St where there is a designated parking lot specifically for the trail. There's a great park to stop off at near Snyders Union to rest beneath the trees or have a picnic. Don't forget to stop at the Katy Trail Ice House to grab a cold beer or some food!

Pack List

  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Wallet
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Chillin, Hiking

Skill Level:



Year Round

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7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

0 Feet



Adult Beverages
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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How to Get There

4 months ago

Busy Urban Sidewalk

By Dallas standards The Katy Trail is pretty nice and it gets heavy traffic. This used to be a train track that was converted to a sidewalk. Granted it's a nice sidewalk but the fact that this is #1 on the list tells you everything you need to know about the green space in DFW. I run and walk the trail all the time and it really makes me miss Nashville.

4 months ago

Added by Korey Taylor

The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

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