dogs on leash
My husband and I wanted to check this place out because we had heard good things about it through their Facebook page. we went and hiked for about two hours. There was a lot of neat wildlife out there, including the Buffalo like they advertise. Unfortunately, for my taste, some of the trails were not maintained enough. There were a few places you would have to walk through tall grass, and considering the proximity to the lake and the fact that we spotted a cottonmouth, it seemed like it would increase your chances of being bit by a snake.
There is a neat little educational center with an owl, hawk, baby alligator, snapping turtle, and a few snakes on display. They also have a neat birdwatching room. Even as an adult, I felt like the center was neat. I would recommend these trails still, but be wary on them because of the snakes and the fact it isn't as maintained as some of the other non-concrete trails in the area.
John H. on Canyon Ridge Trail
Favorite place around here to hike. Out there with my dogs several times a week, all seasons.
Kayla B. on Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge...
Easy trails with nice CCC stone work.
Beautiful trail, but a little bummed at the price tag to get in, considering most places are free. It's a reserve though, so I get it. Still 5 stars because the trails are great, lots of families and groups out there. Saw LOTS of birds, one snake, but no crocodiles :( I was out there with my 4 & 2 y/o and they loved it! I preferred the Greer Island route to Canyon, as the Canyon is narrow and steep in some places and Greer has lots of forks in the trail for the wanderer in you :) great overall experience!