The Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail had its inauguration and kiosk unveiling with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the Texas Paddling Trails system on Tuesday, May 10 at the Sylvan Boat Launch in Trammell Crow Park. With this exciting new designation came the installation of new informational kiosks at the Sylvan Boat Launch, Dallas Wave and Loop 12 Boat Launch.
The DFW portion of this system that celebrated part of its opening also included trails in Bridgeport, Grand Prairie, Lewisville, and Rowlett totaling 46 miles. This brings the DFW Paddling Trail total to an impressive 57 miles.
Unique to the Dallas Trinity Paddling Trail is the view of downtown skyline, and the passage beneath the signature Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. When the stretch of the river between Sylvan and Loop 12 is open after the construction is complete for the Dallas Wave and the Santa Fe Trestle Hike and Bike Trail, paddlers along this trail can then also choose to test out the rapid waters of the new Dallas Wave or simple enjoy its view via the bypass channel.
We are pleased to have the Texas Paddling Trail designation as a boost to the recreational amenities in existence along the Trinity River Corridor.