Great Trinity Forest Gateway and Horse Trails

2161 Dowdy Ferry Road
Dallas, TX 75217

On the southern edge of the Trinity River Corridor Project, the Great Trinity Forest Gateway and Horse Trails is a beautiful area situated in the forest adjacent to IH-20. The gateway includes amenities such as a fishing pier, pavilions, approximately one half mile of multi-purpose concrete trail around the fishing pond, prairie vistas, and a wide variety of native tree species. There is also horse trailer parking and access to four miles of soft surface forest trail.

Work has begun on Trinity Trails Phase V by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The trail system will connect the space to the Trinity River Audubon Center. The land was originally identified in the Great Trinity Forest Master Plan Concept and purchased by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the City of Dallas. The fishing pond will also be stocked through a program provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A valid fishing license is required. 

For pavilion reservations, contact the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department at 214-670-8740. To check availability of pavilions or make reservations, the links are noted below:

Check Pavilion Availability                          ​Make a Reservation

Photo By: Caren Mack
Photo By: Caren Mack
Photo By: Caren Mack​
Upcoming Events
Apr 20 2019 12:00 AM

Celebrate Easter on the Bridge, April 20, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm.  

Apr 20 2019 11:30 PM

Join us for Movie Nights on the Trinity River Corridor. The movie feature for April is "Black Panther." This is FREE family event! 

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May 4 2019 12:00 AM

Join us at the Big Spring Open House, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

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