***New*** Wichita Bluff to Loop 11 Trail Officially Open!
The connection from the Wichita Bluff Trail to Loop 11 is complete and open for use. The combined distance of the two trail segments is 1.8 miles. Another 0.75 miles of trail from Loop 11 going east along the Wichita River is also open.
Wichita Falls has a trail system that rivals that of much larger metropolitan areas. It presently consists of over 20 miles of concrete trail.
The first concrete trail was built in Lucy Park in 1987. Since that time there have been another 18 plus miles of concrete trails constructed primarily along the Wichita River and along Holliday Creek. Several additional sections of trail have been built since 2012 -- a 1.7 mile segment along Barnett Road from the Johnson Road intersection to Lake Road, a 1.8 mile segment along Seymour Highway from the BNSF railroad to the new Wichita Bluff Nature Area, and a 1.0 mile segment along the BNSF Railroad from Johnson Road to Seymour Highway. The Wichita Bluff Trail opened in 2017 and runs thru the Wichita Bluff Nature Area. The new Loop 11 Trail goes for .6 miles and connects Wichita Bluff to Loop 11. Two additional connector trails are planned that will complete the "circle." The resulting city-wide Circle Trail will be approximately 24 miles.
Almost all of the trails are 10 foot wide reinforced concrete. They can be used for walking, jogging, bicycling, and rollerblading. Nothing motorized is allowed except for official city vehicles.