The White Rock Lake Trail is located in northeast Dallas, about 5–7 miles from downtown. It is probably “the” destination run in the Dallas area. The perimeter trail follows about 9.6 miles around the 1,200 acre reservoir. Numerous other activities are enjoyed in White Rock Lake park, such as boating, kayaking, and disc golf. There’s also a cultural center, Audubon preserve, Arboretum, and the White Rock Lake Museum.
There are numerous access points for White Rock Lake. It’s not that easy to make the route shorter if you want to do the full loop. Best to pick “a section”. The most scenic spots are toward the northern end of the lake. There are also numerous spur trails off of the main White Rock Lake Trail. Bathrooms, water, parking, and overlooks are well interspersed.
Add-Ons/Variety: White Rock Creek trail greenbelt at the north end of the lake, at Mockingbird & W. Lawther Dr. runs 7.5 woodsy, shaded miles, and also connect to the Cottonwood Creek Trail. Also, a wonderful, hilly residential area on western side of lake off W. Lawther, in Lakewood area.