Charles Allen, local nature enthusiast takes the curious on guided treks down the Trinity River.
Guided tours on the Trinity vary by month including trips down the Elm Fork, West Fork, and Main Fork which gives a unique view of the new Margaret H. Hunt Bridge. Denton Creek and Mountain Creek routes are also an option. Guided tours provide trekkers with tidbits of knowledge about local ecology, animal life and need-to-know trivia about the Trinity that open eyes to the plights it has faced in the past, present and even what could happen to this great resource in Dallas’ future.
Guided tours take place every second Saturday of the month throughout the year, rain or shine and cost $50. For the more adventurous types, kayak rentals and canoes are available for solo expeditions as well. A one person kayak rental is $50. My trip was down a four mile stretch of the river from Coppell.
Whether solo or guided, to ride the river it is best to dress in layers, in clothes that can get wet and possibly dirty, and a backpack with water and snacks just in case.
For a guide with a real love for the Trinity River and the animals that inhabit it, call Trinity River Expeditions at 214-941-1757.