Denton to Dallas Regional Trail

This highlighted regional trail corridor provides a connection between Downtown Denton to Downtown Dallas. Along the way the corridor links several key destinations such as the Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Downtown Lewisville and several DCTA and DART rail stations. The trail alignment intersects the Cotton Belt Regional Trail and utilizes part of the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional trail in Irving to connect into Downtown Dallas. The entire corridor is approximately 52 miles from Downtown Denton to Downtown Dallas, of which approximately 38 miles exist; 8 miles are funded for construction; and 7 miles need funding for construction.

Denton to Dallas Highlighted Regional Trail Map  (updated February 2024)
Denton to Dallas Trail Location Map  (updated January 2022)
DCTA Rail Trail [Video]
DCTA A-train rail trail map

Trail Preliminary Engineering (Lewisville to Coppell)
NCTCOG partnered with eight local governments including the Cities of Lewisville, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas; Denton and Dallas Counties; and the transit agencies, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), to prepare preliminary design and opinion of probable construction costs for the Regional Veloweb alignment.  The project study area (Veloweb Trail Map) is bounded on the north by DCTA Hebron Station in Lewisville and continues southward approximately eight miles to the Campion Trail and future Cotton Belt Trail along the border of Coppell and Irving.  An additional three miles of regional trail connections will also link with the DART North Carrollton/Frankford Rail Station and the DART Trinity Mills Rail Station in Carrollton, and to the North Levee Trail along Denton Creek in northern Coppell.  (Preliminary Engineering - Final Project Summary)  The preliminary design completed in August 2020 consists of a minimum 12-ft. wide hard surface trail, pedestrian trail bridges and boardwalks, at-grade railroad crossings, and possible trailhead locations.  Various sections of the trail alignment will be implemented in phases by the local communities.