Resources: Trinity River & Great Trinity Forest

Resources: Trinity River & Great Trinity Forest


• Dallas Trinity Trails 

Ben Sandifer’s blog is full of photos and information on the forest.


• Groundwork Dallas

Nonprofit dedicated to preserving and improving access to the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River, White Rock Creek and the Elm Fork Green Belt.


• Dallas County Open Space

Over 20, mostly undeveloped, open space preserves. Some are quite wild naturally and a few are in areas with security issues. On this map, #8 and #9 are in the Great Trinity Forest, and #10 and #10 are in the southern Trinity greenbelt.


• Happy Trails Dallas 

Dallas Parks & Recreation trail map site with two trails in the Great Trinity Forest.


Trinity River Audubon Center 

Beautiful educational center on a sleepy section of the Trinity. Excellent river access. Short easy trails, including a few boardwalks and bridges, that wind through a spectrum of habitats. Activities and special events include guided walks and float trips.


• Trinity River Corridor

Long on generalities and glossy developer dreams, a little short on specifics, but best source of access info so far.


Map by Scooter Smith

Amy Martin

Amy Martin is the North Texas Wild at GreenSourceDFW and author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash. More info at Most frequently she was the senior comedy critic for TheaterJones, The Aging Hippie columnist for Senior Voice, and the Taoist panel member of the Texas Faith blog of The Dallas Morning News. A journalist for over 40 years, she wrote for Dallas Observer, Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Morning News, and D magazine, and was contributing editor and columnist for Garbage magazine. She was known by many in North Texas as the Moonlady for her alternative newservice of 15 years, Moonlady News, and served as creator/producer/promoter of the acclaimed Winter and Summer SolstiCelebrations for 20 years. 

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