This is an expanding system of trails south of downtown, with good views of the skyline. It is referred to as the Trinity Forest Trail or the Trinity Skyline Trail. The trail runs along Lemmon Lake in the Joppa Preserve from Texas Loop 12, to the Trinity Audubon Center. The trail is mainly paved, part open with lake and skyline views, and part wooded.
There are numerous options for running here. A full loop is 6.4 miles, with the last mile along busy S. Great Trinity Forest Way, which has a shoulder. Alternatively, the section along the west side of the lake is 1.75 miles, ending at the Ecopark Facility parking lot on Simpson Stuart Road. From there, there are 2.5 miles of concrete trail continuing from the Great Trinity Forest Way section of the trail to Simpson Stuart Road and ending at the Trinity River Audubon Center. Or, complete the full loop.