Trails

The City of Allen trail system consists of 78 miles of hike and bike trails. These treasured amenities provide safe places to walk and bike while allowing for natural beauty, adventure and exploration.

About Allen's trail system

Greenbelt trails, located along major creek corridors, serve as the backbone of Allen's trail system. Loop and connector trails link these greenbelts to neighborhoods, parks, retailer centers and other amenities.

Regional connections

Allen is part of the Six Cities trail plan, a blueprint for creating a regional trail system connecting Allen, Plano, McKinney, Richardson, Frisco and Garland. Allen is located within the Regional Veloweb, a network of planned off-street, shared-use paths stretching across 10 counties in North Central Texas.

Download our Parks & Trails Map (PDF)

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Trail Experiences

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Allen when you explore our network of hike and bike trails. From unpaved nature walks to wide concrete trails, Allen Parks & Recreation offers routes for every age and ability.

  1. walking bridge with decorative aluminum panels in wave-like designs
    COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL
    Jog along a creek, through the woods and across one of Allen's signature public art installations.
    LENGTH: 3-4 miles
    DIFFICULTY: Easy
    DIRECTIONS & PARKING
  2. dirt trailhead marked by stone columns and wooden arch
    THE TRAIL AT THE WOODS
    Enjoy a chorus of birdsongs and the babbling of Rowlett Creek while wandering the unpaved trails.
    LENGTH: Under 1 mile
    DIFFICULTY: Moderate
    DIRECTIONS & PARKING
  1. red iron walking bridge spanning Allen's historic stone dam
    HISTORIC WATER STATION TRAIL
    Take a stroll through history as you visit the interpretive trail at Allen's Old Stone Dam, built in 1874 to power steam locomotives
    LENGTH: <1 mile
    DIFFICULTY: Easy
    DIRECTIONS & PARKING
  2. wooded ravine and creek
    DAYSPRING NATURE PRESERVE
    A perfect outing for the little ones! Explore the woods, then let the fun continue at the trailhead's playground and pavilion.
    LENGTH: <1 mile
    DIFFICULTY: Easy
    DIRECTIONS & PARKING