Dallas: Ray Roberts Greenbelt Hike

Only 30 minutes from downtown, this 7.4-mile out- and-back runs a shady corridor of bottomland hard- woods teeming with deer, armadillos, and songbirds.
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Only 30 minutes from downtown, this 7.4-mile out- and-back runs a shady corridor of bottomland hard- woods teeming with deer, armadillos, and songbirds.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.0

Waypoints

RBH008

Location: 33.2772483825684, -97.0421981811524

Trail parallels a crushed granite bike path for 100 yards

RBH001

Location: 33.2404518127441, -97.0411834716797

Begin on multiuse trail marked with an eques-
trian sign. Dirt trail is wide but uneven and rutty; wear sturdy boots

RBH002

Location: 33.2481498718262, -97.0416488647461

Heavily wooded trail leads into Ray Roberts State Park

RBH003

Location: 33.2502174377441, -97.0409851074219

Keep quiet! White-tailed deer graze on tall grass under power lines

RBH004

Location: 33.2532997131348, -97.0380477905274

Trail cuts under an active railroad bridge

RBH007

Location: 33.2727661132812, -97.0452651977539

Hike across a dry creekbed (usually wet after rain) into lowlands highlighted in cottonwood, post oak, and blackjack oak

RBH010

Location: 33.2829170227051, -97.0347366333008

Quiet rest spot to enjoy lunch; return to trailhead

RBH009

Location: 33.2805671691894, -97.0381011962891

Path edges around a hay fi eld on R; a reliable spot for watching songbirds

RBH005

Location: 33.2628326416016, -97.0445938110352

Continue NW under the heavily wooded banks of the Elm Fork Branch of the Trinity River (Note: You can?t see the river from the trail)

RBH006

Location: 33.2687873840332, -97.0472030639648

Keep straight; look for holes dug by the native nine-banded armadillo, the state mammal of Texas