If you and your canine kiddo are looking for a new hiking ground in the Dallas area, check out the Trinity Levee Greenbelt Trail, which travels from Sylvan Avenue to Westmoreland, and back to Sylvan again circling the north and south ends of the levee along the Trinity River. This is a six-mile loop trail made from an old gravel maintenance road that is mostly surrounded by large oak and pine trees to shade you from the hot Texas sun.
Your adventure starts in the heart of Dallas, but although you are in the middle of the city, you will not even know it from the Trammell Crow Park at 3700 Sylvan Avenue where the path begins. There is a large barking lot there where you can park for free, and you will find restrooms and water access as well as a lake where you can fish or go boating, a cricket field, plenty of benches playgrounds, and lots of green space.
Be sure you grab some bottles of H20 to stay hydrated and some baggies to clean up after your canine kid along the way. You and your beloved pup will be encompassed by the pawesome Great Trinity Forest as you follow along the riverbank, over the North Hampton Road overpass, along Westmoreland Road and then back along the riverbank, over the Inwood Road overpass, and back to Trammell Crow Park.
Although it seems like you are too close to the city to see much wildlife, you will be surprised by how many critters are actually hanging out in the woods along the Trinity Levee Greenbelt Trail. For example, there are lots of small bodies of water, creeks, and swamps where you could see otters, deer, storks, spoonbills, feral hogs, and even alligators. So, be sure to keep your poochie on a leash and keep an eye out for hungry wildlife.
You and your doggo will thoroughly enjoy this furrific trek and will want to do it over again and again.