Amid all that’s going on in the world right now, it may be more important than ever to get outside — whether it’s for endurance sports, casual recreation or a walk with family.
Living in Dallas, we have a prime opportunity to get exercise on trails throughout the city — near many of our homes, through the Great Trinity Forest, along the Trinity River or winding through North Dallas.
This month is National Trail Month, with this upcoming Saturday being National Trails Day. So how about this Saturday, you return to a favorite trail of yours? Or maybe you choose to actually get your feet on a trail you’ve seen as you drive by?
Then, spend the rest of the month exploring other trails, if you’re able. Dallas is vast, filled with great diversity in typography, beauty and environments. Throughout it, though, is our community, and one of the best way to learn more about it is by exploring a trail outside of your own neighborhood. It’s great that the city works to provide trails and parks close to neighborhoods, but its spread throughout Dallas allows us to learn even more about the city we call home.
As we go through this month on this site, we’ll explore some of those different trails while giving some advice on how best to navigate them. Whether it’s by walking, running, cycling or rollerblading, now’s the best time for all of us to get outside — and with the width of most of our trails, we can do this while keeping distance from others and remaining safe.
As you go through trails, share your photos with us! Post your pics on social media, tag @DallasParkRec and use #DallasTrailblazers
Written by Taylor Adams