Area: Dallas-Ft. Worth

Map of the Preston Ridge Trail in Dallas, Texas


Preston Ridge Trail

Preston Ridge Trail Texas map area

Preston Ridge Trail


5.8 miles






greenbelt, local parks, schools


Cottonwood Trail
University Trail



The Preston Ridge Trail is a 5.8-mile long paved trail placed along the greenbelt of an electrical transmission line right-of-way. The trail is located on the north side of the Dallas urban area.

The Preston Ridge Trail extends from the President George Bush Turnpike at Hillcrest Road to S. Coit Road north of Spring Valley Road. The trail wiggles a bit and does have a number of street-level road crossings, but for those commuting by bike to work or school, it offers a safer alternative to riding along the streets. The trail connects several parks and travels near multiple schools.


The Preston Ridge Trail is paved the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. The trail travels under power transmission lines and has several major road crossings at street level.


The Preston Ridge Trail starts near the Plano boundary with Dallas, but the trail is entirely located in the City of Dallas.

Points of Interest

The Preston Ridge Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Frankford Park
Campbell Green Park
Brentfield Elementary School
Parkhill Junior High School
Salado Park
Bowie Elementary School
Westwood Junior High School
Spring Creek Elementary School
Fretz Park
Northwood Hills Elementary School
End Points

The north end of the Preston Ridge Trail is at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Mapleshade Lane, just north of the turnpike.

The Preston Ridge Trail takes a jog to the east after crossing Belt Line Road, near Fretz Park and Northwood Hills Elementary School.

The south end of the Preston Ridge Trail is located at S. Coit Road, 1/4 mile north of W. Spring Valley Road. There are two other major trails in this area, the Cottonwood Trail and the White Rock Creek Trail.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Preston Ridge Trail in Dallas, Texas.