Riding the Santa Fe Trestle Trail
You may have never heard of it… but there it is, quietly connecting the Cedars to Oak Cliff. Sitting next to the DART line and crossing over a failed kayak park is the beautiful Santa Fe Trestle Trail.
Once you descend into the Trinity River area, this trail and bridge is a like a little slice of perfectly maintained apocalypse. No one is here. The roar of downtown Dallas is suddenly hushed. All is quiet except for the rushing water and occasional DART train. The newly planted trees are struggling to grow.
Taking a little break at the top, watch the water spill over the man-made rapids. Look back and forth…you’ll notice that the abandoned Santa Fe train tracks are still mostly in-place. Suddenly the geography will connect…a straight line forms in your mind to the other side of downtown to the rest of the Santa Fe Trail.
Due to gravel in the parking lot and ramp on the Dallas side, a bike with fat tires is probably preferred.