Katy Trail

Dallas County, Texas

Distance5.8mi
Elevation Gain2ft
Trailhead Elevation557ft
Top559ft
Elevation Min/Max557/559ft
Elevation Start/End557/557ft

Katy Trail

Katy Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Dallas County, Texas. It is within Uptown PID. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 557 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2 feet. Along the trail there are parkings. Near the end of the trail are bicycle parking.

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Best Hikes Near Dallas/Fort Worth (Falcon Guides)
Kathryn Hopper
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"The trail runs along the site formerly occupied by the tracks of the Missouri-Kansas- Texas Railroad, called the Katy for short. The tracks were taken up long ago and the old right-of-way of the railroad has evolved from a neighborhood eyesore to the place to see and be seen in uptown Dallas. It’s the closest thing North Texas hiking has to a singles bar, as the city’s buff and beautiful sweat out romance. Some couples have even married on the trail. But don’t feel put off if you’re not in the market; the trail welcomes all ages as long as you don’t wander into the adjacent private homes and apartment complexes. It’s also the only Dallas area trail with a logoed dog leash and bandana—available on the website of Friends of the Katy Trail, the nonprofit group that promotes and protects this ever-popular pathway." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Dallas/ Fort Worth (Menasha Ridge Press)
Joanie Sanchez
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"Popular with a young, urban crowd, this linear trail creates a pedestrian-friendly corridor between downtown Dallas and the Mockingbird DART station and has become a place to see and be seen. Always lively, this trail will appeal to those who don’t mind a constant bustle of activity." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Dallas/Fort Worth (Falcon Guides)
Kathryn Hopper
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"The former railroad right-of-way has gone from neighborhood eyesore to the place to see and be seen in uptown Dallas. It’s the closest thing North Texas hiking has to a singles bar, as the city’s buff and beautiful sweat out romance. Some couples have even married on the trail. But don’t feel put off if you’re not in the market. The trail welcomes all ages, as long as you don’t try to wander into the adjacent private homes and apartment complexes." Read more

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Trail Information

Dallas County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Skating
Additional Use
National Geographic TOPO! Texas; Friends of the Katy Trail map
Local Maps