The dog-furiendly Five Mile Creek Trail in Dallas, Texas is actually two separate trails that are slated to be connected in the future. The first section is about 0.7 miles along the Pentagon Parkway, and the other is a 1.4-mile loop trail in Glendale Park. If you start at the South Marsalis Avenue end of the Pentagon Parkway section and continue through to the loop trail and back to Marsalis Drive, you will have gone approximately 4.4 miles in total because there is about a 1.6-mile gap between them.
The beginning of your trek with Fido will start at Five Mile Creek Greenbelt East at 4700 South Marsalis Avenue. This is a 317-acre park with free parking, restrooms, playgrounds, baseball courts, picnic tables, and tons of outdoor space. The Five Mile Creek Trail runs through the entire park, and starts at the east end of the park by the barking lot where there is a sign that says Five Mile Greenbelt Park (Five Mile Trail). Be sure to bring plastic baggies to pick up after your furry buddy and a bottle of H20 to share.
For the first 0.7 miles, you and your pupster will hike along the trail between Five Mile Creek and East Pentagon Parkway from South Marsalis to Kingsley Drive, where the official trail ends. However, to get to the second section of the Five Mile Creek Trail, you will continue to follow East Pentagon Parkway to Yewpon Avenue, where you will go right and continue to East Ledbetter Drive where you will make a left for a few hundred feet until you reach the Glendale Park entrance and parking lot. This is where the loop section of the trail begins.
The loop section takes you on a circle around the main Glendale Park, and then it branches off to another loop where you can find the picnic area, playground, basketball and tennis courts, and restrooms. There are a plethora of furrific meadows of vibrantly-colored wildflowers in this park along the trail where you'll see a wide variety of diffurent critters, such as the painted and indigo buntings, white ibis, deer, rabbits, squirrels, and possibly even gators and wild boars.
For a woofderful stroll through the city and its lovely parks with your pup, head to the Five Mile Creek Trail!