Creating a walkable, bikeable connection between neighborhoods and across the city

Green Space

Providing unprecedented access to Dallas’ natural beauty and abundant green space

Economic Opportunity

Helping realize the economic potential of a connected city for a more resilient future


The LOOP is about connection. By joining 39 miles of existing trails in Dallas with 11 miles of newly built trails, The LOOP increases access to public transportation and green space ensuring Dallasites can access these resources across the city.

A catalyst for mobility and economic opportunity, The LOOP will make Dallas more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly, creating a sense of community across our city and making abundant green space part of our identity. By bringing connection to more neighborhoods and creating a stronger, more united Dallas, The LOOP’s urban trail system is the single most important investment Dallas can make for our residents for generations to come.

We must connect these city jewels with our neighborhoods and most importantly, our neighborhoods to one another, through a truly contiguous trail system. FORMER CITY OF DALLAS MAYOR MIKE RAWLINGS


We must connect these city jewels with our neighborhoods and most importantly, our neighborhoods to one another, through a truly contiguous trail system. FORMER CITY OF DALLAS MAYOR MIKE RAWLINGS



The 7.5 mile Spine Trail segment will mean that, for the first time, residents south of Interstate 30 “won’t have…


The Hi-Line Connector, a one-mile urban trail, will expand the iconic placemaking of the Katy Trail through Victory Park and…


The Loop aims to connect 39 miles of existing trails with 11 miles of new trails. A complicated, one-mile connection…



The Circuit Trail Conservancy (CTC) is the 501(c)(3) partnering with the City of Dallas to build The LOOP. Following unanimous approval from the Dallas City Council in 2018, the CTC and the City’s partnership was established to create a comprehensive, alternative transportation solution funded by a combination of public and generously donated private dollars. By strategically building new trails linked to existing ones, the CTC is leading the formation of a walkable circuit in the heart of urban Dallas.


Philip is the first Executive Director of the Circuit Trail Conservancy, leading the organization’s
efforts to deliver The LOOP and build out the organization.

Prior to joining the CTC, Philip worked for elected officials at every level of government and
prides himself on addressing issues from a pro-people, pro-growth perspective.

He lives in Oak Cliff with his wife and their bicycles.

Halff Associates is a unique regional consulting firm that has provided full-service engineering, architecture, and related services for decades.

SWA is an internationally recognized design leader in landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. Their diverse portfolio includes cherished North Texas places like the Katy Trail, Dallas Arboretum, the Farmer’s Market, and forthcoming projects such as the new Globe Life Field and Pacific Plaza park.





Dallas already has a number of incredible trails. However, these trails are not easily or safely accessible for many residents.

Over a decade ago, the City of Dallas adopted a city-wide master trail plan to link community neighborhoods to transportation hubs and economic centers. The LOOP is a comprehensive effort realizing that vision, aligning public and private funds to advance city-wide interests. These connections will provide a reliable, safe transportation option for residents to access the social and economic opportunities Dallas has to offer.


Currently, many Dallas neighborhoods and regions are not benefiting from the economic growth and investment experienced by others. By increasing the number of trails and setting the quality standard of future trails in Dallas, The LOOP will bridge geographic barriers that have isolated neighborhoods from transportation hubs. It will provide a walkable and bikeable solution to connect people and resources in all corners of our city via abundant green space that is easy and enjoyable to use.


Dallas is an entrepreneurial city where the private and philanthropic sectors partner with our civic leaders to deliver meaningful projects that improve our quality of life. As our region continues to grow, The LOOP will help ensure all Dallasites are able to access more of the economic opportunities and amenities our city has to offer for generations to come.

Additionally, The LOOP is a widely supported project that has a strong backing from Dallas voters, “Friends Groups,” civic leaders and elected officials who have made this project a priority for our city. Community support has been the cornerstone of some of Dallas’ most beloved and successful developments, and the widespread support and advocacy for The LOOP is another example of residents coming together from across our city to create meaningful connections and new opportunities. Our project and other similar works in the community serve as a testament to the strength of a more unified Dallas and of what can be accomplished by working together.


The CTC is leveraging 39 existing miles of the best-known trails in Dallas and connecting them with 11 miles of new trails to create a 50-mile uninterrupted trail loop. While The LOOP does not connect every resident, the CTC is working with other projects and partners to increase the number of trails and access points.


Construction on the Hi Line Connector and the North Phase of the Trinity Forest Spine Trail will begin by April 2021, and all four new trails in The LOOP will be under construction by 2022. Each trail segment is estimated to take between 12 – 24 months to complete, but as with any construction project, completion is dependent upon weather and other external conditions.


In 2008, the City of Dallas passed a 230-mile master trail plan. However, without a private sector advocate, the project would have cost the City hundreds of millions of dollars and taken decades to complete. By working with public and private stakeholders, the CTC is taking a holistic approach to raise funds to build The LOOP. To date, $43 million in funding has been secured to build The LOOP, including: $10 million raised by the CTC from private donors, $20 million allocated in the 2017 Dallas Bond Package, $8 million allocated to the Hi Line Connector by TxDOT and $5 million allocated to the Trinity Forest Spine Trail by Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel.


Hear about updates and milestones as The LOOP comes to life and learn more about our Friends community groups.