I like running on all the trails I can find in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Being a trail runner and hiker, for that matter, is that weather sometimes determines how much outdoor time I can enjoy. The rain in 2018 was the second most in the area since they started recording rainfall. The most just happened to be 2015. The rain floods the trails and the they get closed for weeks at a time. I would usually trudge to the gym and get a workout there but I found with the help of my running buddies a great place to get some trail time. Trinity Groves on the west side of downtown Dallas. The trail is crushed gravel and drains really well, so running can be done even on raining days. The light from downtown Dallas keeps the trail lit fairly well, so I can run at night with or without a headlamp. I have been running here regularly but am anxious to get to some less urban trails. The trail is flat and fast but you can add hills when running down into the levee. This part gets flooded when it rains a bunch and the Trinity river rises and covers the lower trail. The is an out and back for the most part but you can run a 16 mile loop, so I heard. I particularly do not like out and back runs but when returning on this trail you get great views of downtown Dallas the entire time. The lights of the city keep the run interesting especially during any event. The buildings in the city will have a light show that correlates to the event.
The very distinctive bridge in the background is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Next up is my first run of the year. I need some revenge at Tyler State Park.
4 thoughts on “Trinity Groves Dallas, TX”
I left Dallas in 2006. When I did, none of those trails around the Trinity existed. I used to ride my bike from school down to the river, to the bridge that is now a pedestrian bridge. I loved this just after a storm when the river was full and wild. It reminded me of the mountain rivers back home in California. Pretty much all there was for interesting trails was the KATY Trail and White Rock Lake. Turtle Creek offered some interesting pathways but hardly anything approaching natural. Now there is a whole host of interesting paths around the river. Me circa 2005 is very jealous! I hope the whole Trinity River project eventually comes to fruition!
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Downtown Dallas is actually becoming a true big city downtown. It is expanding north and west but the project is to expand several miles south of I30.
That’s a great view while running. I’m not much of a runner but when the scenery is pretty nice I’m able run a few miles without dying.
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LOL the view keeps me going
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