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a great hike, but be advised, it is 9.3 miles ( 15 kms. ), from beginning to end.

this is a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful hike. it is completely flat, no hills at all, but very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dallas, Texas
Absolute Hidden Gem

Maybe not so hidden. To have one of the largest urban lakes right up the street is amazing. While... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Surrounding the jewel of Dallas, 1,015-acre White Rock Lake, the park is a prime spot for running, hiking, birdwatching, fishing and people-watching.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218
East Dallas
+1 972-622-7283
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful hike. it is completely flat, no hills at all, but very enjoyable. beware that it is 9.3 miles / 15 kms. in total, so it's easy to go 1/2 way, say, "I've had enough. I think I'll go back",...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pick_jeremy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Maybe not so hidden. To have one of the largest urban lakes right up the street is amazing. While only a few miles from downtown when you are there you feel as though you are far away from any city. The lake has a pretty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danmcneill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

White Rock Lake is welcome retreat in the area. There is a well marked path around the whole lake if you chose to go for a stroll. If you have kids, there are plenty of places to stop ad feed ducks. Bring water on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J222_psu
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Love Biking, jogging, and kayaking white rock lake. This lake is so much fun if you like being outdoors. The only thing that makes me sad is that there is always so much water pollution :(

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelinghijabista
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Tranquil, Great Bike and walking path, Many different water Fowl, Sailing on the lake you get a different perspective on your surroundings with a glimpse of downtown but you seem you are in the country.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank d b
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nice bike trail and the city has done a good job of making trails from other locations in the city so you can meander down on your bike. Once you are down at the lake, you can set your own pace (stop and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank princesscapers
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This man made lake is surrounded by trees, walking paths, and green open spaces. There are homes nearby, but they do not harm the beauty of this park. It is well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Perfect for exercise enthusiasts- perfect if you like to run - walk - or bike. Nearly 10 miles around the entire loop - you are sure to get your exercise on! Runners and walkers- beware of the bikes! Nice scenery - some wild life sightings-...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ali1999london
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Outdoor running trail with an amazing 10K circuit! DOnt miss out if you are aournd, you may also visit Dallas arbouritom. One beautiful place!

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful lake! You can drive, bike, or walk around it. So many nice trails. There are picnic tables to spread out a picnic or benches to rest on and just enjoy the lake! This is right next door to the Dallas Arboretum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan M
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9 October 2018|
Response from 06241959 | Reviewed this property |
You can year round. Unless we get ice.
17 September 2018|
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Response from toptip1000 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any. That doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
3 July 2018|
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Response from G2204PWjohnh | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Swimming & alcohol is not allowed. Tried to contact a guy who works there, but he was on patrol. The liability for allowing grilling is too great, & not everyone is careful with fire, etc. Good luck!