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Take advantage of Denton’s free trails! It's an easy way to maintain a healthy lifestyle while exploring new parks and trails.

Trail Aerials

  • DCTA Rail Trail, a.k.a. Denton Katy Trail

    The Denton Branch of the DCTA Rail Trail is ideal for bicycling, jogging, inline skating, wheelchair use, and walking.

    The rail trail is constructed on the right-of-way of the former MKT Railroad, Denton Branch, between Denton and Lake Dallas. For 8 miles of its route, the 8-foot-wide concrete trail follows along the commuter rail line, the Denton County A-Train, a 21-mile rail commuter line between Denton and Carrollton, where it connects to the DART Green light rail line into Dallas. In total, the DCTA Rail Trail is 16 miles long. 

    The Denton Branch Rail Trail generally parallels I-35, passing among schools, shopping centers, medical facilities, manufacturing plants and urban residential areas. The trail extends from the new Denton Downtown Transit Center on Hickory Street south to Swisher Road in Lake Dallas, with many trail access points at public streets. In addition to the downtown transit center, the trail also connects with Med Park Station.

    Parking and Trail Access Points
    • City of Denton, City Hall East at the north trail head on Hickory Street
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Pedestrian Bridge over Loop 288
    • Med Park Station
    • North Central Texas Community College at Corinth Street
    • 15 other public street crossings
    View an aerial map here.
  • North Lake Park Trail
    North Lakes Park Trail is adjacent to North Lakes Rec Center and sports complex. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and offers a number of activity options. 

    View aerial map here.
  • Evers Park Trail
    The Evers Park Trail is 2.86 miles long and connects Evers Park with North Lakes Park. 

    The City of Denton was awarded a $1,341,617 grant which requires $335,404 of local matching funds. This project is funded by the Texas Transportation Commission through the Texas Department of Transportation with a total project value of $1,677,021. The trail was completed in 2018. 

    View a map of the trail here.

trails and distances:

Avondale Park Trail Bridge, 0.40
Bowling Green Park, 0.29
Carl Young Park,  0.29
Cooper Creek Trail, 1.55
Cross Timbers Park, 1.62
Denia Trail Project, 1.63
DCTA’s A-train Rail Trail, 19 miles from Denton to Lewisville
Evers Park Trail, 2.86
Fred Moore Park, 0.85
Lake Forest Park,  1.74
Nette Shultz Park, 0.56
North Lakes Park, 4.01
North Pointe Park, 0.68
Quakertown Park, 0.50
Sequoia Park, 0.19
South Lakes Park Phase 2, 3.76
Unicorn Lake/Briercliff Park, 1.46