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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


  • Denton Branch Rail Trail, a.k.a. Denton Katy Trail
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    Denton Branch Rail Trail is ideal for bicycling, jogging, inline skating, wheelchair use, and most importantly walking, the most popular form of physical activity.

    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. 

    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 Project
    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.
     
    Construction on the trail began February 1 and the contractor is setting forms and pouring the 12 feet wide trail along Riney Road, HWY 77, and towards the North Lakes Recycle Center. The trail is to be completed November 2017.

    View a temporary map 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
Denton Rail Trail, 8.00
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