Campion Trail

City aims to complete 22-mile, master-planned Campion Trail system by 2025.

Campion Trail is a master-planned, 22-mile greenbelt along the Elm Fork and West Fork of the Trinity River. The master plan was approved in 1995 and the project was initiated in 1996. There have been incremental expansions of the 12-foot wide concrete primary trail each year.

There are two segments of Campion Trail open to the public at this time. There are 8.5 miles available in the Elm Fork (north) section and 6.5 miles available in the West Fork (south) section. 

Campion Trail MacArthur Extension

In October 2019, the city held a dedication ceremony for this segment of the trail, which was funded through a $2.5 million grant from the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program. The project included 2.75 miles of trail, as well as the construction of a 300-foot pedestrian bridge that ties into Coppell’s trail system.

The southern section of Campion connects to Grand Prairie's Lone Star Trail system.

Campion Trail Unification Project

The Campion Trail system is Irving's initiative to develop a local greenbelt trail that will connect to the regional trail system linking cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The unification project, which is the final piece of the Campion project, will be constructed in three phases. 

The 5.5-mile project will connect the northern segment of the trail in Las Colinas to the southern portion at Trinity View Park. The unification project will eventually allow residents and visitors to travel to Coppell, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch and Dallas — all from Irving’s trail system. The project also will include pedestrian bridges across the Trinity River. Dallas County will help fund half of the $12 million unification project.

For more information, call (972) 721-2501.

Funding the Trails
  • Campion Trail construction and development is expected to run roughly 30 years.
  • Throughout the lifetime of the project, it has received funding from the City of Irving, Dallas County, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT for various areas of the project.
  • Almost two-thirds of trail funding has come from outside funding sources.
  • Once the project is complete, Dallas County alone will have invested nearly $15 million in Irving’s trail system.
  • In 1996, construction cost was $250,000 per mile. Today, construction is $1 million per mile. 
  • Irving is one of five cities participating in the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail. The initiative, led by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, includes Forth Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas. Upon completion, the trail will connect the area’s two major cities through 64 miles of paved pathways.