You will easily spot the native trees marked along this trail and it’s important to take time and view the message given. In this part of Trail de Paris, you will encounter a beautiful canopy of evergreen trees that provide shade in the hot summer. If you are a night person, you will come across the beautiful fireflies. The Trail intersects two creeks and a railroad bridge before getting to Loop 286. Spring season, wildflowers cap the area with a magnificent color pattern. You will travel over the United States Hwy 271 on a mesh-canopied bridge. Just before West Road, the green stripe marking Paris city ends. When coming in and exiting Trail de Paris, you will witness great pastoral scenes, benches, interpretive signs, and many mile markers.
The green stripe is mainly to show the limit between Reno and Paris city. This is where the Reno Rail begins and extends across Airport Road all the way to the east city limit of Reno where the Lamar County Trail starts and elongates to CR 13200. The blooming side stretches up to 1.5 miles from CR 13200 across Blossom city to the eastern side of Bois D’ Arc St. Also, there is a 0.5-mile trail linking the main asphalted Trail and Paris City’s fifty-three-acre Sports Arena and the Love Civic Center. The trail cuts across a wooden area and above a renovated steel-reinforced bridge extending to Big Sandy Creek featuring a fascinating deck with 2 Red Oaks shading it. The shaded deck is the ideal place for a snack, to plan a picnic, to enjoy some quality time with a loved one, surrounded by the chirping sound of birds and rippling leaves.
The Trail continues to the south where the lit Sports Arena parking lot is. You will come across the trail “Born Learning” engaging signs funded by Lamar County that educate and guide children to embark on new experiences. The spur joins with a two-and-a-half-mile path that leads the exploring patrons to the woods where they may be able to see wildlife closely. Signs are marked after every 0.25 mile of the Trail to help in calculating the stretch covered. The few handicapped and non-motorized areas on the Trail are coded with different colors to hasten any emergency that might occur. The “Share the Trail” signs help visitors and the locals to stay on the right side of the 2-way traffic. Cyclists are to keep left at all times to avoid any kind of accident with pedestrians. Signs to keep users informed on the safety instructions, rules and regulations have also been put up. Portable toilets, trash cans, wooden and metallic benches have been placed in different places throughout the Trail.
Trail and Parking Access
Parking spots are available on the north part of the Sports Complex Pavilion, Sears Facilities, TCIM, PCA Medical Complex along Clarksville Road, along Twenty-fourth South East St. in Noyce Stadium, and the Girls and Boys Club Sports Arena. Is it not great knowing you can start your trail trek every day at a different point!
In Trail de Paris, you will find only 3 operational bathrooms. The first one is located east of the Sports Arena. The remaining are portable restrooms where one is next to the trail at the back of The Results Company Block where the west/east Trail joins with the south trail, extending to the Civic center. The third one is at the entrance of the old Clarksville Road located at the Morningside trailhead.