Bike Friendly Richardson

Cottonwood Creek Trail Complete – But Not Open

Posted in Bike Trails and Routes, City Stuff by dickdavid on April 9, 2011

Connect With White Rock Trail

Complete? Well, almost.

I was in the mood to check out the progress of the Cottonwood Creek Trail which leads from south Richardson, under Central Expressway and LBJ, with plans to connect with the Dallas trail network. Ever since the dedication of the Cottonwood Creek Trail Esplanade, back in June, the plan was to complete the trail through Willowdell Park, under Forest Lane where it eventually intersects with the White Rock Trail.

To be honest, I wasn’t planning on making it too far with the expectation to be held up by an incomplete trail or bridge. To my surprise, I discovered that it was complete. Of course, they are still making the finishing touches and construction equipment is still blocking the way. There was still some bubble wrap on the rest stop bike racks. My guess is that it won’t be long before it’s officially open. Expect an announcement for that soon.

Of course, we recommend that if you travel on this trail, please use caution until it’s complete.

Here are some pics from my ride:

Cottonwood Creek Trail Entrance

Cottonwood Creek Trail Esplanade - Open Since June 2010

Trail Still Close

Just South of Willowdell Park

Ramp To Go Under Forest

Ramp Down To Forest Lane Underpass

Passage Under Forest

South of Forest Lane Underpass

At DART Forest Station

DART Forest Station Trail Head

Still Unfinished

North Side Of The New Bridge

Bridge Still Being Worked On

South Side Of The New Bridge

Rest Area

Rest Stop

Brand New Bike Rack

Bubble Wrapped Bike Rack


Intersection With White Rock Trail

Here is a link to a map (new section in Red).