Texas, what a great state! I absolutely love Texas and have spent a lot of time in or around the Dallas area. The population of Dallas is over two million, but seems to be spread out rather well. Dallas is one of my favorite cities and it offers a fitness-friendly atmosphere as well. If you have never been to Dallas, Texas I totally recommend it. Below are the best and safest places to run in Dallas.
Best Places to Run in Dallas
- White Rock Lake: This is the most popular running place in Dallas. It consists of nine-plus miles of waterfront trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing, and horseback riding. If you love to run and enjoy people watching, this is the place for you. It’s also home to the Dallas Marathon (White Rock Marathon).
- Turtle Creek Trail: This trail features more than five miles of creek scenery and wildlife located near Highland Park. This is a less populated trail for those who enjoy a nice peaceful stroll.
- Katy Trail: Located near downtown Dallas. The trail runs from the West End through the heart of urban Dallas. This is a shorter trail (three to five miles), but well worth it. The Katy Trail is bombarded with restaurants and shops. It also offers great people watching and other beautiful scenery.
See Matt’s entire tour of the best places to run.
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