Katy Trail is a puptastic paved trail that takes you from bustling Downtown Dallas to beautiful Uptown Dallas. This point-to-point trail is 3.5 miles in total, and it features both a paved walkway and an adjacent soft-surface path that’s perfect for joggers or walkers. Dogs are welcome to join you on this fun-filled trail on-leash.
Katy Trail has two trailheads: one on Airline Road at the northern end of the trail and one at Victory Promenade on the southern end of the trail. The closest parking lot to the northern end of the trail is located on Knox Street. If you’re planning on starting at the southern end of the trail, parking is available at Reverchon Park, which is just a few blocks from the trailhead.
If you start at the southern end of the trail, one of the first sights you’ll pass is Victory Overlook, where you’ll get a stunning view of Downtown Dallas. After that, you’ll pass by Thomsen Overlook, which offers a great view of Downtown and nearby Reverchon Park. Then, you’ll go by Lee Park. This park has plenty of shady benches where you can relax with your pup. Right after that, you’ll see Dean Park, home to beautiful Turtle Creek.
After passing Dean Park, you’ll go by the Tao of Warren Plaza, a lovely little plaza that has a shaded sitting area. Once you pass this plaza, you’ll walk through a residential neighborhood for a bit before passing Dedo’s Place Plaza. Soon after you pass this plaza, you’ll reach the northern trailhead for Katy Trail at Airline Road.
Katy Trail is a pawesome urban trail that passes by numerous scenic parks and plazas. Be sure to bring some doggy bags so you can clean up after your pup while you’re on the trail, and enjoy trekking on this furiffic trail!
Some portions of the Katy Trail have very little shade. Be sure to give your pup extra water as you’re walking through these sections. Also, be aware that rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouth snakes live in Dallas. Make sure to look out for these snakes while you’re on the trail.