Trinity - Dallas: Trinity River Park Standing Wave(s) (PnP)

Trinity, Texas, US


Dallas: Trinity River Park Standing Wave(s) (PnP)

Usual Difficulty II+ (varies with level)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Trinity Rv at Dallas, TX
usgs-08057000 400 - 3000 cfs II 00h26m 401 cfs (running)
Likely low-to-moderate. Top wave is playable. (Uncertain of best flows. We need your input! Add a comment!) Gauge (6,106sq.mi. drainage) is 2.3 miles upstream. (Another gauge lies 4.5 miles downstream.)

River Description

A pair of man-made features were added to the river in 2010 as part of a major river/parkland project.

Read more about it here:

The following video (courtesy YouTube) shows construction (Dec.2010) and some paddling (Jan.2011) at this location:

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-01-22 21:17:10


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 20 2011 (2532 days ago)
Pippen92 (153067)
I paddled the park last week and it was not bad, the level was about 485 cfs and the top wave was
pretty mellow, and nice and wide. the lower wave was pretty small. The standing wave technically
isn't open yet, but I paddled from upstream just a little bit and there's nothing saying that you
can't paddle it, just that you shouldn't. I'm not sure that I would paddle it again though, I know
people talk alot about the water quality of the trinity and I've paddled my fair shair of flooded
creeks around DFW but I don't think I've ever smelled anything as awful as the water I was paddling
in. Hopefully they'll finish construction and fix the bypass by the time the fall rains get here.
May 8 2011 (2604 days ago)
Pippen92 (153067)
I went down to the park to try and play, but it seems like the paddling area might be closed? all
the roads I found were closed, anybody know if this is open yet?
February 3 2011 (2699 days ago)
David MorringDetails
At 400 cfs, the top wave is still quite fun and definitely playable. The second wave is better at
1100 cfs and above. Also, directions show entry from river left off Riverfront, but the actual park
entrance will be on river right just north of the DART station on 8th Street.

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