Scyene Trail

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Trail Distance: 2.7 miles
Time Estimate: 50 min
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: No
Description
The Scyene Trail lies within the Scyene Trail Park, a 38-acre green space in East Dallas. It is part of what is known as the Gateway Trails, and while the Scyene is an out-and-back to the Scyene Overlook, it connects with a few other overlook trails in the neighborhood, such as Piedmont Ridge Trail. The trailhead can be found off Scyene Road, with parking at a baseball field nearby. A kiosk, in disrepair, shows the way across a grassy field to the start of the trail. There are no services here, so bring water and bags, and be prepared to collect and carry out any waste produced by your furry companion.


The Scyene neighborhood was once a small, but thriving town with saloons, a bank and other amenities, but when the railroad bypassed it, the population dived along with the economy and commerce. The old town was arguably most notable for being the home of Jesse and Frank James, Cole and Bob Younger, and Belle Star. 

As an entry into Dallas's Trinity Forest, this trail provides people and pups with a relatively short walk through forest, damp bottomland, and along a limestone chalk rock ridge known as Scyene Overlook. Here you'll find a sturdy log bench to rest and have a snack with your fur-buddy and view the striking Dallas skyline across the tops of trees. Huge walnut trees and cedars line the path, along with wildflowers and berries. You may spy a coyote or two, and there are many species of birds, including turkey vultures. Turtles can be found in the semi-wet lowland near June Lake, and you'll be sheltered with deep shade until you reach the summit of the ridge. 

The Scyene is well-marked for the most part, but Chinese privy hedges threaten to swallow it up in places, only to have it reappear a few feet away. This is a woofderful place to take your furry bestie for a walk very near the city, but far away in terms of atmosphere. Its connections with other trails and overlooks makes it ideal for a weekend or any downtime! 

Trail Features
Rocky, Steep Inclines, Forest, Lake, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Urban
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

The beginning of this trail is quite steep for a short distance beyond the trailhead, requiring some minor scrambling, but is do-able for just about anyone. Be thoughtful about your fur-pup's ability to climb over rock. If Fido's unable, carrying them up that part of the trail is an option. The rest is easy.

Address
7400 Scyene Road
Dallas, TX 75201
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
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Address
7400 Scyene Road
Dallas, TX 75201
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset