John C Phelps ParkTrail

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Trail Distance: 2.2 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Limited
Description

When you and your furry friend are looking for a new hiking trail in the South Dallas area, you can find a great adventure on the John C. Phelps Park Trail. This pawesome linear trail is about 2.2 miles round trip and is fully paved with asphalt to make it easier on the feet and paws. It is relatively flat and easy to walk for just about anyone, including those with wheelchairs and strollers. 

Your hike will start at the John C. Phelps Park on Tips Boulevard where there are several free barking lots, as well as restrooms with water access, pavilions, picnic tables, playgrounds, ball fields, a tennis court, and a recreation center. Make sure you bring along some baggies to clean up after your furry buddy. This short and easy walk takes you and your canine kid through the woods, and along the outer edges of the southern side of the park along Tips Boulevard. 

The furrific thing about the John C. Phelps Park Trail is that it takes you right through two more of Dallas’ neighborhood parks, which have some really spectacular amenities of their own. First, you will go through the Robert Oren Park where there is several acres of trees, trails, and wild critters like deer, squirrels, rabbits, and other wildlife. Then, you and your pup will exit the wooded area and follow the trail along Van Cleave Drive until you come to the Boren-Hilseweck Park, where there is a wildlife viewing area, picnic tables, and restrooms. 

At the one-mile mark, you will reach Wonderview Park, which is a six-acre neighborhood park with picnic tables, playgrounds, and restrooms. You and your poochie can rest and enjoy the scenery before heading back to the John C. Phelps Park. Make sure you both look around on your way back in case you missed anything on the way there. You and your pupster are going to love this nice short and easy trek and will enjoy coming back again and again. 

Trail Features
Rocky, Forest, Lake, River, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Wetland, Grassland, Urban
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Keep an eye out for alligators and wild hogs which have been spotted in the area.
Address
3030 Tips Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75216
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Address
3030 Tips Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75216
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM