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The Katy Trail is great place to go on a run (or walk) while in Dallas. On my travels to Dallas I try to hit the trail at least once. There are always plenty of others running early in the morning as well as later in the afternoon and evening.
The 3.5-mile trail is fairly easy to find. I found it by typing “Katy Trail”” into my Waze GPS app.
What I like about it:
Central location. Close to the hotels I stay in.
You aren’t running alone. With other people’s around, you can challenge yourself by trying to stay close to other – faster runners. But you don’t feel bad walking either.
Water stations. Adjacent businesses, apartment complexes, etc., put out water for runners. Very community minded and nice. There are also water fountains at three heights – humans, smaller humans and dogs.
When the trail crosses a busy street (sorry, I didn’t catch the name) there are stop signs for crossing motor vehicle traffic. And vehicles stop for runners! Thank you!
Signs along the trail remind us to take care of our dogs (don’t let them overheat) and remind bicyclists and runners nicely to get along. The trail has character.
If you decide that it’s not a good day for running, but you rather want to stop for a cold one, there are a couple of establishments right along the trail.
Could be better
The heat. Dallas is a bit steamy in the summer. That’s probably not the trail’s fault. I would recommend running in the morning.
While it’s great to have others around, the trail can get busy with people.
Signage. I have to say that it was kind of hard to find on my first trip to it. Also, it’s not showing as well as it could on Google Map.
Since it’s a trail, you have to do out-and-backs. So if you don’t like doing them, that’s really your only choice on a trail like this, as far as I could tell.
Overall: I would recommend the Katy Trail to anyone visiting and living in Dallas.
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