Flag Pole Hill Trail (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Flag Pole Hill Trail (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

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Once called Katy Trail Phase IV, the Flag Pole Hill Trail connects by way of the SoPac Trail to Ridgewood Trail (see p. 32) and the Katy Trail. In the other direction, it runs east along Northwest Highway past the Merriman Park/University Manor neighborhood. In fact, that neighborhood helped come up with the new name, according to its newsletter.  “Our desire was to have a name closely associated with White Rock Lake, since we consider our neighborhood as the gateway to White Rock.” The hike/bike trail will intersect the White Rock Creek and White Rock Lake trails and extend to the Dallas Police Department substation and the former Muchert Army Reserve Center, which will be the new Dallas Park and Recreation department headquarters come 2018; that property neighbors Flag Pole Hill.

Flag Pole Hill Trail (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Flag Pole Hill Trail (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)